Defense IT


Exploded dye pack in stolen bank money

Attacking the attackers: Can active cyber defense stay within the rules?

The growth in cyberattacks and the theft of intellectual property has prompted calls for more aggressive cyber defense. The Pentagon and an independent commission are taking up the cause.

Navy temporary field office with laptops

Agencies can reap real benefits from virtual infrastructures

U.S. Forces' response to the 2011 Japan earthquake showed how virtual desktop infrastructures can deploy new endpoints quickly, easily and securely.

Remote control for unmanned vehicles

ONR develops one drone controller to rule them all

The Universal Character Set software works with any unmanned system on any platform, tying together air, ground, sea and undersea drones into a complete operational picture.

washington navy yard

Security plays a key role in Navy's energy grid upgrade

The service's industrial controls get smarter during its quest for "net zero" buildings, which brings cybersecurity into play.

Attendees at the FOSE keynote

What's hot at FOSE 2013

The annual conference and expo kicks off Tuesday, tackling the key challenges facing the public-sector IT community.

BlackBerry Samsung Knox

DOD OKs BlackBerry, Android devices, expanding its mobile options

The department approves Security Technical Implementation Guides for BlackBerry smart phones and tablets with BES 10, along with Samsung's Android Knox.

WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation

Forensic FieldStation brings stealth to hard drive data capture

It runs silent, can turn off its lights and be operated remotely by a technician who doesn't have to join investigators or a covert team in the field.

AOptix iphone biometric tool

App, case turns iPhone into on-the-spot biometric scanner

The hardware and software package from AOptix would allow police and the military to take fingerprint, iris, face and voice readings in the field.

DISA plans cloud storage of exabytes of image data

DISA plans for exabytes of drone, satellite data

The agency is planning a secure cloud to hold all the imagery and data collected by the military's drones, satellites and other sources.

Gamer in office

Agencies should know the 4 types of gamers

Agencies getting into gamification need to know their audience, starting with which of the four types of gamers they want to attract.

Soldier using smartphone to access Army mobile sites

Mobile devices run amok in the Army, report says

DOD's inspector general says the Army is "unaware" of some 14,000 smart phones and tablets, many of them unmanaged and unsecure.

ExpeditionDI lets soldiers train in a collaborative virtual environment

A game where 'dying' can save lives

The Army's use of ExpeditionDI to train soldiers for combat show how realistic simulations can have real-world benefits.