Defense IT


Defense Digital Services team (Alvand Salehi/The White House)

Defense Digital Service revamps NATO training management platform

An open source application that helped streamline the training of Afghan government officials can be used to increase collaboration and track progress of advisees.

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Machine learning enlisted for Defense applications

DOD officials are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to get insights from big data faster.

soldiers in the field

Deciding when cloud makes sense for soldiers

Cloud's capabilities are central to military missions, but defense officials stress that the cloud must adapt to the needs of warfighters in the field.

An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 launches off the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jacob G. Kaucher/Released)

DOD believes blockchain can boost 3-D printing at the front

An encrypted and distributed ledger system could help solve intellectual property concerns that complicate efforts to produce parts on the fly.

military cloud

Microsoft announces DFARS compliance for Azure Government Cloud

Microsoft’s Azure Government Cloud for DOD is the first platform to meet Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement requirements.

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Can machine learning help secure the IoT?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.


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