Defense IT


A KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor

AF self-starters build load balancing app for refueling

A team from the Air Force’s Software Engineering Office taught themselves the basics of app development well enough to build an app that now saves AF tankers over 30 minutes on in-flight refueling operations.

Navy discovers a cache of IT savings in the cloud

Navy discovers a cache of IT savings in the cloud

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command found the path to cost savings by securely moving “low-impact” information systems, including web sites, small networks and data centers, to the cloud.

Army

Data-rich weapons simulations helps Army cut costs

Engineers at the Army’s Picatinny Arsenal set up a sophisticated simulation facility that helps cut the time and cost of engineering weapons improvements.

Navy ship at sea

Navy signs research pact with Esri to improve ‘battlespace awareness’

The Navy signs a three-year research agreement with Esri to develop software to achieve battlespace information on demand.

IP contact center suite passes DOD interoperability testing

IP contact center suite passes DOD interoperability testing

The Joint Interoperability Text Command says the IP-based call and messaging suite complies with the interoperability requirements of DOD’s Collaboration Suite.

Modernizing VistA

Modernizing VistA: Enabling scalable interoperability in a legacy system

Leveraging cutting-edge tools and platforms can be part of the solution for achieving fast, secure and scalable interoperability within the mission-critical legacy system.

Agencies prep for arctic emergencies

Agencies prep for arctic oil spills

In the Arctic Shield 2014 exercise, researchers will test technologies for oil-spill remediation, emergency response, satellite communications and mapping and visualization.

How the Army trims apps before data center migration

How the Army trims apps before data center migration

The Army is using a multi-step process to rationalize and consolidate hundreds of applications as it embarks on a four-year data center migration project.

Maritime test bed lets Navy validate ISR systems

Maritime test bed lets Navy validate ISR systems

Lockheed Martin has developed a new software test platform designed to mimic naval environments at sea and ashore, which will allow the company to validate sophisticated intelligence, communications and sensor systems before they are introduced in an operational environment.

5 DARPA projects to break the military

5 DARPA projects to break the military's dependence on GPS

DARA is backing development of systems that could provide geospatial data to troops when and where GPS is not an option.

Army using tech to shift medical focus from treatment to prevention

Army tech shifts medical focus from treatment to prevention

Army Wellness Centers use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and a central database of medical information to help improve the readiness of soldiers.

ID.me trust framework extends military ID authentication

ID.me trust framework extends military ID authentication

Using Troop ID from ID.me, more than 200,000 military clients are using a single sign-on technique to verify their military affiliation at a number of the company's retail partners.