DOD

Could 5G cause GPS problems?

DOD technology officials blasted a FCC decision to allow a commercial wireless firm to come online despite possible interference with GPS transmissions.

IoT poses security risks for DOD

A new GAO report called for the Pentagon to strengthen its policies and guidance for connected devices.

DIA message system slashes clearance-level red tape

Two-stage DIA protocol preps documents to move at 'moment's notice' across separate security domains.

DISA remakes e-mail as DOD-wide collaboration super suite

DOD's IT shop will maintain the network and extend service to 4.5 million users.

For McGrath, defense is in the details

DOD's first deputy chief management officer, recipient of the 2012 GCN Awards' Defense Executive of the Year award, championed a culture of cost and accountability at DOD.

EMP attack on power grid could take down DOD systems, experts warn

A worst-case scenario could take out parts of the grid for years, according to some studies, and although equipment exists that can prevent such damage, Congress and the power industry cannot agree on action.

DOD plans massive database of human research

Expanded PROMIS, developed the the Office of Naval Research, would track human studies throughout the department.

VA, DOD joint office delivers mobile app for PTSD patients

PE Coach app gives PTSD sufferers a central site to track their therapy sessions and more.

Students 3D print a boat from milk jugs -- are jetliners next?

If a student team can build a homemade 3D printer that can produce a boat, the administration's $60 million foray into advanced manufacturing technology could hold promise.

After what happened in Vegas, feds keep low profile at Black Hat

It would be a shame if feds were scared away from information-rich conferences like Black Hat because of the excesses of some GSA managers.

Advanced radar would 'see' through jungle to catch drug smugglers

The project is one of many at the U.S. Army's SouthCom that combines IT expertise from multiple agencies, including foreign ones, to support forces in the field.

Sykipot variant, exploiting Microsoft vulnerability, targets aerospace industry

The information-stealing Trojan attacks the recently discovered flaw in XML Core Services, as well as Flash Player, and might be coming from China.

DISA to begin pilot programs of DOD mobile network

The agency is building the architecture for the Defense Department's mobile network and expects to have it at least partly up and running by the end of the year.

Pentagon to update rules for using commercial social media sites

Reported new policy comes after a recent hack showed the potential vulnerabilities in sites with user-generated content.

Popular DOD desktop app ready for mobile devices

A DOD desktop-based tool that lets users set up and join meetings on the go is available as a mobile app for Android smart phones and tablets.

Analysis of social site hack: Are risks too great for gov workers?

Imperva's reconstruction of the MilitarySingles hack shows the inherent risks of user-generated content and asks if government needs a "higher standard" for social networking.

By land, by sea, by air: DOD looks to take mobile devices global

The Defense Department has launched a number of mobile device programs, but the devil is in the details when it comes to deploying handhelds past the wire.