Defense IT


Data analytics takes on workforce optimization

Data analytics takes on workforce optimization

With budgets getting tighter, agencies are digging into their data to forecast workforce trends and improve decision making.

BlackBerry signs government deals as it pivots to software

BlackBerry signs government deals as it pivots to software

The company’s software gets a nod from DISA, and its AtHoc crisis communication platform will be deployed in the Senate and expanded in the Coast Guard.

DARPA’s all-machine cyber challenge

DARPA’s all-machine cyber challenge

This year’s Cyber Grand Challenge will be the first all-computer hacking tournament where machines will try to find and fix bugs in real time.

4 reasons mobile tablets are becoming the ‘go to’ device for the military

4 reasons mobile tablets are becoming the ‘go to’ device for the military

The practical advantages of using rugged mobile tablets for gathering, viewing and transmitting data leave desktops in the dust.

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West Point cadets gain cyber experience in Silicon Valley internships

West Point has partnered with a small Silicon Valley startup to give cadets a chance to learn from network security professionals.

DARPA aims to manage satellite-saturated space

DARPA aims to manage satellite-saturated space

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s new Hallmark program aims to develop a testbed of tools to detect, track and identify all artificial objects in Earth orbit.

Vermont’s disaster prep exercise includes cyber response

Vermont’s disaster prep exercise includes cyber response

As part of the Vigilant Guard exercise, the Vermont National Guard will provide a cyber exercise range that will simulate an intrusion within a power distribution network.

Sailor builds cloud app to call for designated drivers

Sailor builds cloud app to call for designated drivers

The Saferide cloud app lets users call a single number that forwards ride requests to volunteer designated drivers.

When AI goes Top Gun

When AI goes Top Gun

Researchers have developed a fuzzy-logic system that out-flies an expert fighter pilot.

Two-pizza teams feed innovation at DIA

Two-pizza teams feed innovation at DIA

The Defense Intelligence Agency has adopted Amazon’s concept of deploying small, interdisciplinary teams to find innovative solutions.

DISA pushes analytic power to the tip of the spear

DISA pushes analytic power to the tip of the spear

Updates to the Big Data Platform will allow users to define a subset of data for analytic processing, write free-form queries and get results in user-friendly dashboards.

HCI opportunities in agency IT

HCI opportunities in agency IT

Agencies have already leveraged hyper-converged infrastructure for sharing storage, virtual desktop infrastructure and workload consolidation.


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