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DOD brainstorms new digital health record system

The Defense Department is preparing for the next-generation Electronic Health Record Way Ahead project with a study of alternatives that will be discussed this month.

DISA restructuring to provide more agile services

DISA’s leadership is working to transform of the agency into an agile, flexible service provider that can rapidly respond to the mission needs of all its customers.

Air Force plans for broader use of autonomous systems and processes

The Air Force's chief scientist described the technology priorities for the near future in a roundtable discussion.

Army launches 'don't ask, don't tell' inbox

The intent of the inbox is to help the Army assess and consider whether repeal of the law would reduce operational readiness or unit cohesion.

Army builds major biometrics repository

Army Col. Ted Jennings, project manager for DOD biometrics, discusses the challenges of building a central repository and ways biometrics are being used to protect local populations and coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Emerging Tech

Apps for Army winners revealed

Apps for Army competition yields winners that address physical training, mental health, disaster relief, mapping and recruiting.

Laptops for the homefront

Wounded warriors at Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed Army Medical Center receive donated laptops from CDW-G and Operation Homefront.

HP developing Dick Tracy-inspired 'wristwatch' for military

HP takes cue from Dick Tracy to develop a solar-powered wristwatch for the military that can display strategic information.

Cybersecurity

DARPA plans to SMITE insider enemies

DARPA is looking for technologies to deal with attacks originating from within.

Cybersecurity

Encryption may end flash drives' exile for good

In late 2008, the Strategic Command's Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations put in place an immediate ban on the use of flash drives -- USB storage devices that have become the modern version of the floppy disk.

Army aims for better e-mail, ERP services by upgrading infrastructure

Gary Winkler, the Army program executive officer for enterprise information systems, discusses plans for the area processing centers and lessons learned in recent implementations of enterprise resource planning systems.

Emerging Tech

Air Force wants to fuse C2 across domains

The Air Force Research Laboratory is inviting contractors to submit white papers on revolutionary information technologies that can advance the integration of command and control capabilities across cyber, air and space domains.

Army upgrades infrastructure on many fronts

Gary Winkler, the Army program executive officer for enterprise information systems, discusses the Haiti relief effort, upcoming solicitation for the Area Processing Centers and lessons learned in recent implementations of enterprise resource planning systems.

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.

Cybersecurity

DOD lifts ban on USB drives

The Defense Department has lifted its 15-month-old ban on USB drives and other portable media, a restriction that had proved to be unpopular as well as potentially unenforceable.

Falcon intros lightweight power conversion

Falcon Electric unveils an ultralight lithium-polymer battery pack suitable for mobile military applications.

Cybersecurity

DOD policy targets weak link in information security

The Defense Department has issued a new policy to protect military information that travels between unclassified networks administered by contractors and the government, reports Federal News Radio.

Takai qualified for DOD CIO post, say former leaders

California CIO Teri Takai, the expected nominee as the Defense Department's chief information officer, has a proven track record in IT leadership, but the military poses a new set of challenges.

PlayStations power Air Force 'supercomputer'

The Air Force Research Laboratory has built a supercomputer that is driven in part by several hundred Sony PlayStation 3 consoles.

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