Defense IT


AKO shutdown

The end of the road for AKO

The Army's legacy email system closed its last accounts on March 31.

Resistance to DCGS-A persists

Resistance to DCGS-A persists

Critics are increasingly vocal with their dissatisfaction with the Army’s Distributed Common Ground System and the military’s insistence that soldiers continue to use it.

Army streamlines network initialization

Army streamlines network initialization

The Army has developed tools to make network updates and initialization of workstations faster and more efficient.

DARPA to pursue new privacy tools

DARPA to pursue 'revolutionary' privacy tools

DARPA’s Brandeis project aims to develop tools with “revolutionary” impact that could help bridge privacy gaps that hamper collaboration and technology development.

To fight insider threats, AF team models network protection layers

To fight insider threats, AF team models network protection layers

A team of researchers at the Hanscom Air Force Base has developed a process for delivering solutions that protect against insider threats.

Senate, DSS eyeing threat scanning systems

Senate, DSS eyeing threat scanning systems

The Defense Security Service and the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms issued requests for information for services that scan and gather threat information from multiple sources.

DOD takes ISIL fight to the deep web

DOD takes ISIL fight to the deep web

DARPA is using its Memex technology to search, trace and track illicit activity across the vast, hidden underbelly of the Internet.

PlugFest Plus aims to speed tech innovation, procurement

PlugFest Plus aims to speed tech innovation, acquisition

The Air Force’s PlugFest Plus event adds a contracting component to a technology demonstration.

Game trains sailors in missile response

Think fast: Game trains sailors in missile response

Strike Group Defender is the Navy’s first multiplayer, game-based training program to test and evaluate personnel in surface electronic warfare.

FDA opens the doors for mHealth apps

FDA opens the doors for mHealth apps

In an effort to spur development of new technologies, the Food and Drug Administration said it would not regulate health apps that pose no threat to patients.

NGA sets up geospatial intell portal on Amazon cloud

NGA sets up geospatial intell portal on Amazon cloud

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Lockheed Martin and Esri, have set up a geospatial intelligence portal on the AWS Commercial Cloud Services environment.

Simulator tests software for next-gen prosthetics

Simulator tests software for next-gen prosthetics

The Gazebo simulator is helping DARPA develop prosthetic limbs with intuitive controls and sensory feedback.