Defense IT


IoT data (PowerUp/Shutterstock.com)

Can machine learning help secure the IoT?

Machine learning and analytics can spot anomalies in network traffic indicating a compromised device.

cloud-based security (Omelchenko/Shutterstock.com)

AWS expands DOD IL4, authentication services

More than a dozen cloud service applications are now available under DISA Impact Level 4 for the Amazon Web Services GovCloud.

Alabama Army National Guard artifacts (U.S. Army)

In Alabama, a resource map that does so much more

What started as an effort to digitize cultural resources data turned into a project that increased efficiencies for the Alabama National Guard.

Navy students (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign James A. Griffin)

Warfighter health monitoring via smartphone sensors

DARPA wants a way to keep tabs on the health of warfighters to ensure readiness, identify weaknesses early and avert compromises to missions.

CIOs

CIOs outline tech priorities

IT leaders from the Defense, Commerce and Justice departments sketched out their agencies’ plans.

Maxwell Air Force Base (USDA/Wikimedia Commons)

Air Force tests wireless smart perimeter

Under an agreement between the Air Force and AT&T, Maxwell Air Force Base is testing a sensor network and facial recognition technology to improve base security.

code inspection (magic pictures/Shutterstock.com)

Air Force widens military bug bounty program

For its bug bounty program, the Air Force is opening some of its public websites to vetted security specialists from some from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

secure cloud (Nata-Lia/Shutterstock)

Box brings milspec security to its entire platform

DOD's authorization for Impact Level 4 means controls for sensitive unclassified information are now in place for all customers. FedRAMP High authorization is in the works and will also be platformwide.

analysis tools (VLADGRIN/Shutterstock.com)

Building machine parts for intelligence analysts

IARPA is developing technologies that will enhance analysts’ decision-making capabilities.

communication across the power grid (chombosan/Shutterstock.com)

Getting power to the grid after a cyber attack

DARPA is building a secure network that aims to operate without power or internet connectivity across disparate IT networks and grid infrastructure technologies.

task management system

Army HQ keeps work on track with collaborative task management tool

The Task Management Tool enables real-time visibility, automates the document-sharing process and eliminates the need for paper.

radio spectrum (DARPA)

DARPA pop-up testbed takes on spectrum management

A low-key competition for engineers tested techniques for sending and receiving information, like real-time intelligence data over the least crowded spectral bands.


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