Defense IT

Air Force moves to microsoft 365 cloud

Air Force, DLA move to Office 365

The tailored version of Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite will include improved email, instant messaging, desktop voice/video communications and user storage capabilities.


VSAT gives Army real-time access to GCSS

Following successful tests, the Army will use Very Small Aperture Terminals to provide Internet access in the field to the Global Combat Support Systems-Army.

Contracting officers: Get ready to meet your robot overlords

Contracting officers: Get ready to meet your robot overlords

The Air Force is looking for a cognitive computing tool to help the acquisition workforce navigate the documents and regulations associated with DOD procurement.

Army consolidates sensing platforms into single display

Army consolidates sensing platforms into single display

Soldiers can now check a single touchscreen display to monitor their vehicle’s sensor, weapons and communications systems.

GPS became fully operational July 17, 1995

Happy 20th, GPS

The global positioning system that makes modern navigation possible became fully operational July 17, 1995.

Virtual test bed for squadX

DARPA developing test bed for squad-level tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has contracted for a virtual test bed for its Squad X Core Technologies program.

Hootenanny crowdsources geospatial data analysis

Hootenanny crowdsources geospatial data analysis

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency released an open source software toolkit for crowdsourcing geospatial analytics.


Army moves closer to hoverbike

A feasibility study indicated a successful performance of the Army Research Lab’s tactical reconnaissance vehicle, which will now move toward the prototype phase.

Army building VICTORY into vehicle interoperability

VICTORY drives Army vehicle interoperability

The Army plans to further incorporate the standard for Vehicular Integration for C4ISR Interoperability into its emerging and legacy fleet platforms.

agencies test multimedia gateway for interoperable communications

Agencies test Multimedia Gateway for interoperable comm

The Multimedia Gateway is being tested as a quick fix for communications across government and first responder networks.

Army develops new interface for intell image analysis

DARPA develops new interface for image analysis

Developed by a researcher at the Army Research Lab, the new user interface will help intelligence analysts more quickly search, filter and detect patterns in visual media.

Army upgrading cryptograhic equipment

Army makes headway on cryptographic equipment upgrades

The Army is continuing with updates to its cryptographic devices as part of the Army-Wide Cryptographic Network Standardization.

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