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  1. Integrating information systems is important, but not always easy. Navy

    A new solution for stovepipes

    The enterprise integrator may be crucial missing link between agency managers and systems integrators.

    • Sep 19, 2014
  2. Lockheed Martin will upgrade Marine Corps battle management systems

    Upgrades will bring faster access to real-time operations information, better planning and collaboration tools, and enhanced situational awareness.

    • Sep 18, 2014
  3. Maj. Gen. Tom Masiello, US Air Force Research Laboratory commander, speaks Tuesday during the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference. Rob Curtis/Staff

    AFRL Commander: 'Digital Teammates' will support a shrinking force

    Machines will not entirely replace wingmen in the future Air Force, but Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello believes they will take on increasingly important roles.

    • Sep 19, 2014
  4. A conceptual image of the launch of the Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP). NET Solutions Image/Air Force Research Lab

    Air Force expects to test counter-electronics missile in 2016

    The weapon will be precise enough to shut down electronics in a building while leaving surrounding structures unaffected.

    • Sep 18, 2014
  5. 21 win $7.2 billion INSCOM contract for intel

    Ten small businesses and 11 larger firms will compete for intelligence-related task orders.

    • Sep 18, 2014
  6. DoD has apparently rescinded the memo that designated DISA the department's 'cloud broker.' David Smith

    DoD rescinds DISA cloud-broker memo

    The move is apparently part of a broader revision of the department's cloud strategy.

    • Sep 16, 2014
  7. Speaking at Association of the United States Army breakfast, Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, head of U.S. Cyber Command, said that to keep pace with rapid changes in the cyber domain, the military needs 'a much tighter relationship between industry and government.'

    Army cyber chief urges stronger industry ties

    A central clearinghouse for industry to access the service's cyber requirements is in the works.

    • Sep 15, 2014
  8. Lockheed Martin to aid Australia in data center consoldation

    Australian Department of Defence seeks data-center drop from 280 to 14.

    • Sep 12, 2014
  9. DISA begins JIE-related migration

    The move to JRSS is designed to create a collaborative environment rather than 'individual pockets of excellence.'

    • Sep 12, 2014
  10. Vehicle Rehab: Billions have been spent at Anniston Army Depot's Combat Vehicle Repair Facility, which has the capability to overhaul any combat vehicle. US Army

    DoD data in transparency website is incomplete

    Time lag, data gaps make could diminish the site's business intelligence value for contractors.

    • Sep 12, 2014
  11. Masked Palestinian militants of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, shown in Gaza City during a rally. DoD is funding research into the dynamics of social contagion. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP/Getty Images

    DoD to fund research into 'social contagion'

    The Minerva Initiative has picked a Cornell University research program as one of its 2014 recipients.

    • Sep 9, 2014
  12. Accenture wins $53 million in Army ERP contracts

    Company will support GFEBS under two separate agreeements.

    • Sep 9, 2014
  13. AUSA 2014 draws near

    The Secretary of the Army has approved the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, giving the green light for up to 1,000 attendees from outside the National Capital Region, a larger presence than in 2013.

    • Sep 9, 2014
  14. General Dynamics to consolidate business units

    General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems will combine to become General Dynamics Mission Systems.

    • Sep 9, 2014
  15. LTC Mollie Pearson and LTC Eddie Galarza greet Ministry of National Defense representatives at Industry Day for the Yongsan Relocation Plan/Land Partnership Plan. Army

    Modernizing the future network with Power Projection Enablers

    P2E supports network upgrades at bases around the world.

    • Sep 4, 2014
  16. Action CIO Terry Halvorsen is changing relations between DoD components, a colleague says. STAFF / AFP

    Joint Warfighter: Pentagon relationships changing under Halvorsen

    In just four months, the acting CIO has made an impact.

    • Sep 9, 2014
  17. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall provided some insight into the forthcoming Better Buying Power 3.0. Thomas Brown/Staff

    Kendall: 'Change in direction' for Better Buying Power 3.0

    The initiative's third version, expected soon, will focus on products, innovation and engineering.

    • Sep 8, 2014
  18. The US Army Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, which ended May 22, included a British mechanized brigade headquarters. Nancy JonesBonbrest, PEO C3T

    Pentagon R&D chief to push cost sharing with allies

    International partnerships can drive down the costs of technology development.

    • Sep 12, 2014
  19. 3D modeling artist Ryan Gilley displays some of the products he designed and printed using advanced manufacturing techniques at the Rapid Technologies Branch, US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sees a great increase in prototyping initiatives. US Army

    DoD turns to prototyping to mitigate budget reductions

    Shorter lead times, design continuity increase efficiencies.

    • Sep 8, 2014
  20. Doug Wiltsie Rob Curtis/Staff

    Welcome from Doug Wiltsie, PEO EIS

    Editor's Note: C4ISR & Networks is proud to produce the 2014 PEO EIS Vision Guide with the cooperation of the Army Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems.

    • Sep 4, 2014
  21. The Belvoir MET installation is comprised of a fixed 12.2-meter antenna reflector assembly and associated SATCOM equipment, including control, monitor and alarm; performance measurement and testing; frequency and time standard; and transmit and receive subsystems. DoD

    DCATS takes the long view

    Improving critical connectivity through a system of systems

    • Sep 4, 2014
  22. Communications specialist Master Sgt. Robert Beveridge participates in joint force, joint component cyber training. Army/Sgt. Zane Craig

    Collaboration is the new normal for networks

    Military partnerships are central to network modernization.

    • Sep 4, 2014
  23. CAPT Erin Velazquez studies a route recon on a tablet during a humanitarian assistance/disaster response exercise. Steven Stubbs/Defense Department

    Army's network plan overhauls strategy along with equipment

    A simple goal becomes a complex undertaking.

    • Sep 4, 2014
  24. Jeremy Hiers

    Jeremy Hiers: Network modernization moves to the enterprise

    Enterprise email was the proof that a broader reach can work, says the PEO EIS project director for enterprise services.

    • Sep 4, 2014
  25. LTC Robert Mikesh, Jr.

    CONUS modernization in the midst of transition

    LTC Robert Mikesh Jr.: Indusrty collaboration will continue to be a key part of the work.

    • Sep 4, 2014
  26. Jennifer Carter, component acquisition executive for DISA, wants Encore III to optimize competition, expand opportunities for small business. DISA

    DISA issues Encore III sources-sought

    The current Encore II contract is good until 2018.

    • Sep 11, 2014
  27. One area in which the Pentagon is seeking more information through the website concerns research into autonomous vehicles. Above is the Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System. QinetiQ North America

    Pentagon: Website improves communication between DoD, industry

    The Defense Innovation Marketplace is gaining favor in the military branches.

    • Sep 5, 2014
  28. AFCEA event to answer health IT questions

    The Pentagon is now taking bids on an estimated $11 billion program to modernize the management of its health records. (See related story.)

    • Sep 3, 2014
  29. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is getting a network upgrade. Abner Guzman

    Network upgrade coming for Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    LGS will perform the work under a $7.3M task order.

    • Sep 3, 2014
  30. NGIC looks to big data, social media

    RFI opens an inquiry into the capabilities of companies.

    • Sep 2, 2014
  31. Air Force Senior Airman Derrick Lowman with the 169th Maintenance Squadron scans common access cards. Caycee Watson/Air Force

    DoD's EA strategy demands strong but flexible access control

    Cards are in, passwords out in the pursuit of tighter identity management.

    • Sep 3, 2014
  32. The Navy uses network-monitoring tools with real-time and historical views of detailed performance analysis activities. Navy

    Visibility: Key to network defense

    The best way to defend networks is to have the ability to look into them

    • Aug 29, 2014
  33. DHS picks InfoReliance for EINSTEIN support

    The $65 million contract also covers other projects.

    • Aug 29, 2014
  34. Security is top priority for Victor Gavin, the Navy's PEO for Enterprise Information Systems. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Security tops Navy PEO-EIS priority list

    Victor Gavin also emphasizes 'speed to market' as a key component.

    • Aug 27, 2014
  35. The Defense Department is competing a contract to modernize its health records system. Thomas Brown/Staff

    DoD kicks off $11B health IT competition

    The single-award contract is expected in the third quarter of fiscal 2015.

    • Aug 27, 2014
  36. CANES will make the Navy's shipboard networks better able to keep pace with technology, says PEO C4I Rear Adm. Christian Becker. Rick Naystatt

    CANES contract opens new phase for the program

    The next-generation network gathers steam toward full operation.

    • Aug 26, 2014
  37. The National Security Agency has given DISA some recent cloud insight. File

    DISA looks to intelligence community for cloud tips

    NSA has already contributed some cloud intelligence

    • Aug 26, 2014
  38. Exelis gets Corps of Engineers IT contract

    Company will provide IT support in Mississippi, Oregon and D.C.

    • Aug 25, 2014
  39. David Bennett, DISA's CIO, is examining how accepting DoD agencies are of using commercial cloud providers for sensitive information. DISA

    DoD gives Amazon cloud the green light to handle sensitive data

    Passing muster for this level requires more than FedRAMP compliance.

    • Aug 27, 2014
  40. DoD will move data into cloud in a series of pilot projects, Terry Halvorsen says. Navy

    DoD plans 5 cloud pilot projects

    DoD plans to use the trial runs to reassess its vendor-approval process

    • Aug 22, 2014
  41. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell was the first ship to be outfitted with CANES. Navy

    Navy picks five for CANES contract

    The winners will share in $2.5 billion worth of work on shipboard networks.

    • Aug 22, 2014
  42. Lockheed prioritizes Big Data business

    As the world's geopolitical clashes heat up, DoD will need more ability to handle information.

    • Aug 21, 2014
  43. Hagel urges U.S.-India collaboration on Big Data

    The two countries enjoy a strong partnership but could seize more opportunities, Defense Secretary says.

    • Aug 21, 2014
  44. DoD's Crisis Management System is a video-teleconferencing and Voice over Secure Internet Protocol network for the President, Vice President, Cabinet members, national security adviser, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP/Getty Images

    Harris takes DISA contract for Crisis Management System

    The $450M deal could span up to 10 years.

    • Aug 21, 2014
  45. Holding Pattern: US Army Gen. Charles Jacoby, commander of US Northern Command, said it's 'virtually impossible' to make strategic decisions due to budget uncertainty. MANDEL NGAN / AFP/Getty Images

    Sequester fears return

    After months on the back burner, worries over the defense budget are back on the forefront.

    • Aug 21, 2014
  46. DISA's Global Network Services contract will support a single, cohesive network by 2020 that will include all types of wired and wireless communications on a backbone 10 times faster than today's.

    DISA looks to new era in network services

    The agency's Global Network Services contract will support 1 million users worldwide.

    • Aug 20, 2014
  47. DISA is implementing the DoD Cloud Security Model to meet the requirements of its mission partners and safeguard the network from insider threats.

    DISA harnesses the power of the cloud

    As DoD's designated Cloud Broker, DISA makes it easier and safer to procure cloud services.

    • Aug 20, 2014
  48. FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe prepares to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Air Force. The agreement establishes a working group that will identify cost-effective enterprise-wide solutions. GSA

    Air Force, GSA team to identify cost-effective contracts

    The Air Force is interested in OASIS and GSA's strategic sourcing initiatives.

    • Aug 19, 2014
  49. Social media is a 'force multiplier' says Brig. Gen. John Michel. USTRANSCOM

    9 Air Force leaders in social media

    Visionaries see social media as tool to increase understanding of the military.

    • Aug 20, 2014
  50. U.S. Army Spc. Cyrus Haines types air traffic notes onto a laptop at Camp Taji, Iraq. Staff Sgt Quinton Russ

    Microsoft licensing agreement pioneers new concept

    Only two such JELAs are in place, but the strategy shows early success.

    • Aug 18, 2014

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