Defense IT


Air Force successfully tests wearable biometric sensors

Air Force successfully tests wearable biometric sensors

A flexible and wearable patch, the BioStampRC monitors performance and body signatures from electrocardiogram to temperature.

Costly blimp surveillance program is looking a little deflated

Costly blimp surveillance program is looking a little deflated

A 17-year Pentagon program to guard against aerial threats using aerostats is facing widespread criticism.

Air-ground coordination lets soldiers call in air strikes from tablets

Air-ground coordination lets soldiers call in air strikes from tablets

The Persistent Close Air Support prototype gives ground troops a way to coordinate with pilots to command an air strike with as few as three clicks.

Report: Military lagging in IoT adoption

Report: Military lagging in IoT adoption

Although the Internet of Things can cut costs and increase efficiency, lethality and survivability, a new report suggests the military has been slow to embrace it.

ONR moves to protect ships’ systems from cyberattacks

ONR moves to protect ships’ systems from cyberattacks

The Office of Naval Research is spearheading a program to protect against cyberattacks to onboard physical infrastructure.

DARPA wants better detection of doctored images

DARPA wants better detection of doctored images

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Media Forensics program aims to build better tools for identifying image manipulation.

After the OPM breach: ripple effects and lots of lingering questions

After the OPM breach: ripple effects and lingering questions

A panel of cybersecurity experts explore the lessons learned from the breach and how Defense agencies can best defend their networks.

Marines test augmented reality

Marines test augmented reality with real-world explosions

Marines recently conducted the first live-fire training exercises involving augmented reality.

robotic controllers on land clearing equipment

Military expanding the role for robotics beyond the battlefield

The Army is mounting robotic controls to construction equipment to clear overgrowth and unexploded ordnance to make room for a new live-fire test range.

Leader/Soldier Effects Tool Suite

Mobile software helps soldiers coordinate firing info

The Army is testing a mobile suite that helps soldiers more easily relay tactical information on the battlefield.

Army readies for tactical network tests

Army readies for tactical network tests

The Army is gearing up for semiannual tests to its tactical network.

Air Force outlines initial steps to protect embedded systems

Air Force outlines initial steps to protect embedded systems

A recent study offered 10 recommendations for bolstering cybersecurity of commonly used embedded systems.


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