Defense IT


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DOD restricts mobile devices in Pentagon

The Defense Department has cracked down on the use of personal mobile devices inside secure areas of the Pentagon.

Marines on patrol (US Marines)

Surveillance that spots suspicious behavior

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for technology that uses drones, sensors and algorithms to spot human behaviors that indicate hostile intent.

Army virtual training (Capt. Fernando Ochoa)

Army plans unified virtual training environment

The Synthetic Training Environment will combine today's training environments to better manage collective training across land, air, maritime, space and cyber domains.

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Army weighs lifting massive ERP system to the cloud

The Army is making plans to move its web-based enterprise resource planning system to the cloud.

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Army connects dumpsters to IoT

The data delivered by lightweight sensors will help Fort Carson avoid overfilled containers, spot trends and optimize truck routing.

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Getting blood to wounded troops via drone

The Pentagon's experimental unit wants ideas on how to use drones to deliver medical supplies to troops in remote locations.

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NGA wants a global map for ambient sound

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to record, classify and map ambient sounds and acoustic features.

cyber challenge team at work (National Cyberwatch Center)

Want better security? Start by shutting up

The less time cybersecurity team members spend time talking about a responding to an attack, the better the outcome is likely to be, Army researchers found.

low earth orbit satellites (NASA)

Encrypting satellite communications

As defense agencies increasingly deploy constellations of low-earth orbit satellites, they want input into how to bake in security.

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GEOWorks opens NGA data, tools

The newly launched platform gives developers easier access to resources of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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Smarter use of military health data

Breaking down silos and deploying machine learning is helping the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Defense Health Agency to improve medical outcomes.

Photo courtesy of Eric Proctor, William Parks and Benjamin S. Riggan

Facial recognition in the dark

Army researchers have developed a way to enhance images from night-vision cameras to match them with photos in existing biometric face databases or on watch lists.


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