Defense IT


DOD launches bug bounty program

Pentagon launching bug bounty program

With the Hack the Pentagon program, the Defense Department is inviting vetted hackers to expose potential vulnerabilities.

cybersecurity in navy budget request

Navy budgets for cyber resiliency

According to recent budget documents, the Navy is asking for $88 million in research and development associated with cyber resiliency.

Analysts (yes, analysts!) develop apps on the fly

Analysts (yes, analysts!) develop apps on the fly

Teams of analysts from several agencies developed applications in eight hours, NGA Deputy Director Susan Gordon applauded during a keynote at the Esri conference.

Navy one step closer toward CANES deployment

Navy one step closer toward CANES deployment

With the installation of the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services system, or CANES, on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, the Navy is working toward full CANES deployment across its fleet.

DARPA looks to measure privacy protection

DARPA looks to measure privacy protection

The research agency underwrites a project to help document a system's effectiveness at protecting user data.

Air Force seeks autonomous systems that learn and adapt

Air Force seeks autonomous systems that learn and adapt

As adversaries continue to bolster their technology-based capabilities, the Air Force seeks resilient systems to thwart disruptions and sustain operations.

DOD looks to redefine roles for IT workforce

DOD looks to redefine roles for IT workforce

According to DOD Deputy CIO Richard Hale, the department is seeking to weave cybersecurity duties into virtually every job description.

Navy finalizes cyber standards for industry

Navy finalizes cyber standards for industry

To ensure its IT systems can successfully operate in a contested cyber environment, the Navy has finalized eight cybersecurity standards that aim to provide a uniform security architecture.

3D printed drone

3-D printing on the fly

The Army Research Laboratory is looking for ways to quickly get customized 3-D printed drones into soldiers’ hands.

Identity search engine compares biometrics to watch lists

Identity search engine compares biometrics to watch lists

MorphoTrust’s automated biometric identification system helps warfighters on the ground verify identities with a search engine that registers and compares biometric features against data on file.

gray eagle UAS

Army building universal controller for drones

A common control interface will allow pilots to operate more than one type of unmanned aircraft.

Skin sensing camera

AF prototypes skin-sensing camera

The system developed at the Air Force Institute of Technology detects melanin to differentiate human skin from other materials.


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