Defense IT


IPv6 use up at Virginia Tech

The switch to IPv6 is on: Who’s out in front?

A year after the global launch, traffic using IPv6 has doubled, with some mobile networks, university campuses and government agencies driving the switch.

NSA data center in Utah

Why NSA will have the capacity for all that data it's collecting

The agency gets ready to fire up the world's third largest data center, with zettabytes of capacity, as it begins work on another new high-performance center.

DARPA looking for ideas for mobile ad hoc networks or MANETs

Call ahead: The next 5 years of mobile computing

Mobile technology has changed a lot in the past 30 years. It may change even more in the next five.

Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone

A breakdown of DOD security controls for iOS and Android

DISA specifies required capabilities for secure use of two more mobile operating systems on DOD networks.

iPhone in hands of Army user

DISA opens a path for iOS, Android devices in military

The agency approves security guidelines for Android and iOS operating systems, expanding the range of new devices in a market dominated by BlackBerry.

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.

Rugged computer in use outdoors at Air Force base

The meaning of 'rugged': 8 tests behind MIL-STD ratings

The U.S. Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810 tests are designed to let users know how equipment will perform in harsh environments. Here are the eight tests most commonly applied to computing devices.

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.