Defense IT


How to distill the VA

How to distill the VA's strategic plan into action

Agencies and contractors can take a page from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ plan to revamp the way it delivers services.

Gaming for technology readiness

DARPA's multiplayer gaming platform for problem solving

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to build a gaming and social media platform that will engage a diverse community of creative minds to solve emerging science and technology problems.

DLA secures supply chain with DNA marking

DLA secures supply chain with DNA marking

The Defense Logistics Agency may expand its use of DNA marking technology to verify the authenticity of microchips and other electronics in its supply chain.

4 tips for bug bounty programs

4 tips for bug bounty programs

A well-run program offers agencies a way to extend their penetration testing and network monitoring programs.

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Army fires up bug bounty program

Following the Pentagon’s successful bug bounty program, the Army has announced its own "Hack the Army" program to tighten up security on its public-facing websites.

IARPA releases BAA for virtual user environment

IARPA releases BAA for virtual user environment

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is looking for a virtual user environment that can support the kind of security analytics required to protect sensitive government users or workloads.

Secure software is the best defense

Secure software is the best defense

The Fortify for Forge program gives the Defense Department’s Forge.mil users secure, rapid and cost-effective access to up-to-date software security assessment tools.

Hacking the Pentagon for patriotism and profit

Hacking the Pentagon for patriotism and profit

The Defense Digital Service proves that bug-bounty programs can pay big dividends for government agencies.

Getting medical equipment to wounded warfighters

Getting medical equipment to wounded warfighters

The Patient Movement Item Asset Tracking System leverages RFID tracking and an innovative enterprisewide asset management system to ensure the military has the medical equipment when and where it needs it to aid any wounded warfighter.

Avoiding midair crises

Avoiding midair crises

The Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System uses optical sense-and-avoid technology to allow aircraft to detect and track other aircraft approaching in real-time.

Commercial imagery boosts efficiency, savings for NGA

Commercial imagery boosts efficiency, savings for NGA

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is developing new acquisition methods to make its operations more cost effective.

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Bug bounties: How federal agencies can learn from Apple

Apple's exclusive bug bounty program is one that federal agencies -- particularly the most risk-averse -- could embrace.


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