Defense IT


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.

Agile development graphic

Agile is key to making the most of public-sector IT

Agile development tactics break projects into smaller chunks, let IT teams keep up with changes, and prevent “scope creep.”

DOD considering BlackBerry iOS and Android devices

DOD's mobile plan still calls for multiple platforms

The department says its management plan calls for supporting multiple devices, despite a report that it would drop BlackBerry for Apple devices.

Mobile devices on camouflage background

Step two of DOD's mobile strategy outlines pilot projects

The recently released Commercial Mobile Device Implementation Plan lists a range of pilots that could have an impact on the goals of the Mobile Device Strategy.

USS Kearsarge

Navy's ship-to-ship communications go 4G

The Naval Air Systems Command is testing an LTE network for high-bandwidth ship-to-ship communications.