Army takes mobile C2 vehicles for test drive

Two modified command and control vehicles are pushing enhanced situational awareness and connectivity to the edge of the battlefield.

Cybersecurity

California goes first on Smart-Meter adoption

California -- in cooperation with national efforts led by NIST -- has developed the country's first set of standards for handling sensitive information generated by new Smart Grid energy distribution technology.

Is your choice of smart phone political?

A study seems to show that red and blue states prefer different mobile platforms.

Wireless access-point tracker cures headaches for network admins

The AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester from Fluke Networks will locate all your access points and help solve user support and security snafus.

Cybersecurity

Team cracks chips used in military, aerospace systems

Researchers describing the attack on Field Programmable Gate Array chips say it is a practical technique with “real-world impact on the security of embedded systems.”

Cybersecurity

The hacks behind UK phone scandal were easy as 1, 2, 3, 4

The voice mail hacks that threaten the British government and media establishment could have been avoided with some simple precautions.

Emerging Tech

Android phones to be 'brains' of space station robots

NASA researchers are using an Android smart phone to help turn small, floating robots into astronauts' helpers.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Challenge IBM's Watson, see the best mobile apps and more at FOSE

On the FOSE 2011 show floor, you can match wits with Watson, hang out at the BlackBerry Lounge, spend time at the Mobile Apps Theater and take in a full roster of live demonstrations.

DOD refines video teleconferencing for network-centric warfare

As video teleconferences become more common throughout the Defense Department, network managers are improving image and sound quality while ensuring that mobile personnel can set up meetings without worrying about security.

Could RIM really be on its way out?

Reports say RIM may be on its last legs, but we aren't writing them off just yet.

State & Local

IP network delivers services to max-security prisoners, without having to move them

The Colorado State Penitentiary's administrative segregation unit deployed in-cell computer kiosks to provide visitation and other services to prisoners who must be locked up for as long as 23 hours a day.

State & Local

Max security inmates help lock down prison network

A high-speed network and in-cell computers help make Colorado's new maximum security prison secure, but inmates find holes in the IT security just by being themselves.

Switch keeps all classroom computers on the same page

Despite a steep learning curve, the ServSwitch DKM offers education network administrators flexible control over console-computer connections.

TurboMeeting has everything you need for remote gatherings, in a small box

Price, ease of setup and its perfect niche features make the RHUB TurboMeeting 200 a device that could find a home in any organization that hosts meetings and should pay for itself in less than a year.

Wireless gear securely connects teleworkers to the office

Cisco's new secure wireless local-area network access point is designed to provide teleworkers secure, hassle-free network connections from home offices.

Army schedules new round of tests for battlefield network

Upcoming tests will set stage for deployment of tactical battlefield communications and networking architecture.

Cybersecurity

Google issues remote kill for DroidDream malware

Fifty-eight Android Market applications were found to be DroidDream malware that could turn Android phones into a mobile botnet. Google issued a remote kill of the applications of affected devices.

Emerging Tech

Death to the desk phone: The trusty PBX system is fast becoming a relic

Unified communications technologies promise to deliver improved situational awareness for first responders and homeland security agents by putting critical data into users' hands.

Emerging Tech

The unified comm challenge: Products that work together

How leading communications systems providers met the challenge of building infrastructure that is always available, resilient and scalable.

Commercial satellites plug bandwidth gap for military satcom

The Defense Department is increasingly turning to commercial satellite providers to relay messages and images for networked warfighters.

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