Defense IT


Prostesters in street

Intell tool would track social media like a virus

E-MEME, being developed for the Office of Naval Research, would apply epidemiological principles to public sentiment in order to predict protests, uprisings or even attacks.

Military helicopters in the clouds

DARPA takes multipronged approach to securing military's cloud

As DOD moves into cloud computing, pilots and projects look to assess risk and develop multiple layers of network defense.

Raytheon Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System - JLENS

Airborne sensor system foils simulated IED attack

The long-range JLENS system, held aloft on tethered aerostats and usually used for missile defense, shows it can keep track of what's going on below, too.

Army computer users

Windows 8 gains a foothold in government with DOD deal

The new OS, with secure features seemingly made for government, will get its chance to perform with the Army, Air Force and DISA.

SeeMe satellite coverage

DARPA plans small satellites that can provide images on-demand

The agency's SeeMe program would send images directly to warfighters' handheld devices, representing another step in the evolution of satellite technology.

Navy X-47B drone

Is Navy's new drone the first real military robot?

The X-47B stealth drone, designed to fly missions on its own, represents something of a breakthrough in robotic technology.

Portable simulator

Wanted: Portable simulators for in-theater training

Staying competitive on the modern battlefield calls for continuous training delivered by inexpensive, portable simulators, says a Marine Corps leader.

Special Ops forces in Jackal Stone exercise

GridMeNow helps with DOD exercise

The smart phone-based GridMeNow application helped keep an 11-nation coalition up to date during the recent exercise in Croatia.

DIA Multi Domain Dissemination System

DIA message system slashes clearance-level red tape

Two-stage DIA protocol preps documents to move at 'moment's notice' across separate security domains.

DISA email

DISA remakes e-mail as DOD-wide collaboration super suite

DOD's IT shop will maintain the network and extend service to 4.5 million users.

USMC logistics

Logistics takes the point with Marines' modernization

The U.S. Marine Corps uses federated cloud techniques to speed delivery of supplies to the front, sometimes shortening response to a matter of minutes.

Cofoni Industry exec of year

CACI's Cofoni brought team-first approach to defense work

For CACI's Paul Cofoni, recipient of the 2012 GCN Awards' Industry Executive of the Year award, a more open management and problem-solving style lead to better results.