Defense IT

MilCloud 2.0 gets IL5 authorization

Defense Information Systems Agency has granted DOD Provisional Authorization for Impact Level 5 for CSRA's milCloud 2.0.

Internet of Battlefield Things

Developing and protecting the internet of battlefield things

The Army Research Lab is exploring technology that enhances collaboration between autonomous agents and human warriors on the battlefield.

quantum encryption

DOD's growing interest in quantum and blockchain

The Marine Corps and U.S. Cyber Command are both exploring how quantum computing and blockchain could transform their business practices.

bomb disposal robot (Crystal Eye Studio/

Taking bomb disposal robots to the next level

The Office of Naval Research wants an explosive ordnance disposal "technician" with more dexterity and increased awareness.

secure software development (Omelchenko/

Air Force tests baked-in software security

The AOC Pathfinder project leverages agile development to ensure that the software is automatically certified.

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DNA: Nature's data center

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is looking for a new storage medium that can hold more data within a smaller footprint. Is DNA the answer?

HPE SGI 8600

New supercomputers headed to DOD

The Air Force and Navy research labs will be getting HPE SGI 8600 machines for national defense applications.

secure phone to transmit medical data from battlefield

Army looks to digitize battlefield medical data

The challenge: Using classified networks to transmit secure-but-unclassified health data and connect field medics to distant treatment facilities.

3d model of a city (IARPA)

3-D models from satellite data on the fly

IARPA is developing automated systems that can quickly build complex 3-D models from commercial, satellite and airborne imagery.

IED detection system (University of Delaware/ Evan Krape)

Camera combo for spotting IEDs

Researchers are building an augmented reality system that combines traditional cameras, thermal infrared sensing and ground penetrating radar to find improvised explosive devices from up to 30 meters away.

A soldier inspects a mobile Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) network node. (Photo by Amy Walker, PEO C3T Public Affairs)

Secure communications on the front lines

PacStar and Fidelis have partnered to create a solution that secures military communications at the tactical edge.

exoskeleton (U.S. Army photo by David McNally)

Making man more machine

The Army wants an exoskeleton to improve strength, endurance and ergonomics of warfighters.

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