Cloud & Infrastructure

Navy to battle Somali pirates with online game

The Office of Naval Research announced plans to launch a new massive multiplayer online war game to figure out how to battle real-life Somali pirates.

DOD working to enhance brain injury tools, assessments

The Pentagon is upgrading its chief brain injury assessment tool, but some officials are criticizing its reliability.

Data & Analytics

Can a hot desktop cure a frozen medical network?

The Defense Department is deploying thin clients to breathe new life into a sluggish electronic health records system.

Future of Navy, DOD debated at AFCEA West

Top DOD officials discussed critical issues for the military's future at AFCEA West.

Navy recruits know technology, but they're not IT experts

Familiarity with popular technologies doesn't yield an IT expert, says Rear Adm. Patrick Brady, commander of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

Navy freezes server purchases

The Navy has frozen its server purchases and halted the creation of new data centers in a move seen as a step toward reducing its IT infrastructure.

Carey to replace DOD's Wennergren

Navy CIO Robert Carey will replace David Wennergren as deputy assistant secreatary of defense for information management.

Cybersecurity

Agencies hard hit by shortage of cybersecurity pros

Programs are under way to identify, educate and provide career paths for potential cybersecurity professionals demanded by government and private industry, a panel of experts said, but it will be years before the pipeline is producing.

Emerging Tech

Wind power blows military in different directions

The Army is working on a wind-power project, while elsewhere wind turbines cause havoc with radar.

Emerging Tech

Drone helicopter violates DC airspace

The Navy admits it lost control of a drone helicopter for half an hour in restricted airspace in Washington, D.C.

The making of a stealth UAV

The next-generation of unmanned aerial vehicles will have stealth attributes and other capabilities that would give them a higher chance of survivability against ground and air threats on long-range strike missions, reports Colin Clark at DOD Buzz.

How to succeed with IPv6

The Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific is one of the few organizations in the U.S. government that operates its networks on Internet protocol version 6. The center's chief IT engineer shares lessons learned from years of operational experience.

Decision support app helps Navy teams be of one mind

In a process that is backed up with sophisticated algorithms, Navy program managers are using Decision Lens collaboration software to set project priorities.

Cybersecurity

Navy tightens cybersecurity training rules

The Navy secretary has issued a directive requiring the Navy and Marine Corps to ensure that their cybersecurity workforce complies with information assurance requirements.

Emerging Tech

Sony working on hair-thin video technology

The military, which has been using organic light-emitting diode screen technology in a growing number of apps, could now have a new technology for its toolbox. A new Sony prototype is thinner than a human hair and is flexible enough to be rolled tightly around a pencil, even as it continues playing a video.

Satellite system won't see space anytime soon

As current military satellites become obsolete, time is running out to get the new Mobile User Objective Satellite program off the ground. Now, the Navy is looking to Congress and the commercial sector for help.

Cybersecurity

Military's technological might is slipping, Navy under secretary says

The military no longer enjoys the technological dominance and monopoly it once enjoyed and needs a new approach to marshaling its network enterprise systems, according to Undersecretary of the Navy Robert Work. At an AFCEA event, he outlined his vision.

Cybersecurity

Navy cyber leader expects proactive capabilities this year

Navy cyber command needs cultural change in view of network warfare, updated networks and technology to take on defense in the cyber realm.

Navy picks pair for shipboard network support

Contracts are for CANES program, designed to streamline and consolidated Navy information technology networks aboard its ships.

Marines bring solar energy to the battlefield

The Marine Corps is embracing renewable energy as a way to generate continuous electricity for communications and targeting systems on the battlefield.

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