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  1. In line with the Army's focus on the tactical network, PEO Soldier has included a Samsung GALAXY Note II smartphone as the chest-mounted 'end-user device' that serves as the centerpiece of the system. Army PEO Soldier

    The ins and outs of mobile operating systems

    As Apple and Google platforms come to the fore in military mobile applications, pilot programs explore the pros and cons of each.

    • Sep 29, 2014
  2. The FAA has approvd the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in filmmaking. Brendon Thorne / Getty Images

    VIDEO: FAA clears UAS for movie-making

    The ruling marks the first time the government has approved commercial use of unmanned vehicles.

    • Sep 29, 2014
  3. The Navy is seeking providers for tactical cloud. U.S. Navy

    Navy targets cloud for command and control, email capabilities

    ONR seeks proposals for a tactical cloud project that will ultimately link to CANES.

    • Sep 29, 2014
  4. NGA picks TASC to vet apps for app store

    $21 million contract could span up to four years.

    • Sep 26, 2014
  5. The Wasp AE is a small, hand-launched UAV. AeroVironment

    Marines order Wasp UAS

    Hand-launched UAV can fly up to five km.

    • Sep 26, 2014
  6. Airman 1st Class Nick Fazio in network operations, verifies the status and configuration of the 96th Communications Squadron's data-center equipment at Eglin Air Force Base Approximately 40 airmen and civilians are responsible for the connectivity of the base's more than 19,500 user work centers on base. Samuel King Jr./Air Force

    DoD negotiates path toward core data centers

    Uncertainties about cloud migration complicate data center consolidation plans.

    • Sep 25, 2014
  7. Victor Gavin: Use contracts intelligently, choosing the best tool for the job. Rob Curtis/Staff

    JELA, LPTA are but tools in a toolbox

    Navy PEO-EIS warns against injudicious use.

    • Sep 29, 2014
  8. Paul Baca is Senior Vice President, ViaSat Government Systems Division. Courtesy Photo

    A new perspective on 'more with less'

    In our daily work, we're all trying to accomplish more with less. But that's not always a bad thing.

    • Sep 25, 2014
  9. An artist's concept of the future of combat vehicles. Army TARDEC

    Presenting: The next generation's tank

    A faster, agile, technology-enhanced combat vehicle is on DARPA's drawing board.

    • Sep 29, 2014
  10. DISA is no longer DoD's de facto cloud broker. Thomas L. Burton/ / Army

    DoD to empower military to procure cloud services

    As DISA loses its place as sole DoD cloud broker, a forthcoming strategy will lay out new responsibilities for defense organizations.

    • Sep 26, 2014
  11. Textron's Fury glide missile has completed a successful live-fire demonstration. Textron

    Textron demonstrates glide bomb

    The Fury is guided by GPS and is accurate to within a meter.

    • Sep 24, 2014
  12. A Liquid Robotics PacX Wave Glider approaches Hawaii's Big Island. Liquid Robotics

    Two if by sea: Boeing, Liquid Robotics establish strategic partnership agreement

    Liquid Robotics' unmanned ocean vehicles will aid in anti-submarine warfare, domain awareness.

    • Sep 24, 2014
  13. DARPA is looking for smaller, lighter wearable night vision devices. Master Sgt. Ben Bloker

    DARPA seeks a better way to see in the dark

    An SBIR solicitation seeks smaller, lighter night vision wear.

    • Sep 24, 2014
  14. Iran's deputy defense minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, poses with a newly made drone during an unveiling ceremony in Tehran. AFP/Getty Images

    VIDEO: Iran claims to have armed UAS

    The unmanned craft is equipped with missiles, according to a news agency.

    • Sep 25, 2014
  15. Tim Rudolph is the chief architect/chief technology officer for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. In addition, he is the chief architect and CTO for Program Executive Office C3I & Networks, and the Secretary of the Air Force-appointed Department of Defense Next Generation Air Transportation System chief architect.

    Managed services can ease Air Force's cloud responsibilities

    The Air Force's CTO Tim Rudolph on his top priorities.

    • Sep 25, 2014
    Action DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen wants to increase the military's mobility options. Lars Schwetje/Staff

    DoD pursuing options for BYOD, SIPRNet mobility

    Getting a smart phone that runs on the military's classified network is top priority.

    • Sep 25, 2014
  16. Testing of the next WIN-T iteration is going smoothly, according to COL Ed Swanson. File

    WIN-T planners aim for increased user-friendliness

    Testing of the next iteration of the network system is underway and going smoothly.

    • Sep 24, 2014
  17. Exelis Signal Sentry 1000 jamming locator. Exelis

    Exelis tests jammer locator

    The Signal Sentry 1000 can find the source of communications interference.

    • Sep 24, 2014
  18. Lockheed takes Navy sensor contract

    The $147M deal is for 14 systems to upgrade equipment in the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program.

    • Sep 23, 2014
  19. The Textron AirLand Scorpion taxis at National Airport, just outside Washington, ahead of the Air Force Association's national conference. Textron

    Textron brings Scorpion ISR plane to D.C.

    The company set up its own mini-convention as a companion to the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference.

    • Sep 24, 2014
  20. DARPA is interested in developing sensors that would allow helicopter pilots to operate more safely in dustry enviornments. MC3 John Wagner / U.S. Navy

    DARPA researches a dust solution

    Sensors would allow helicopter pilots to see through dust clouds

    • Sep 24, 2014
  21. Many mobile users will sacrfice security for convenience, survey shows. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Convenience trumps security for many mobile users

    Survey shows one-third of employees have mobile devices used exclusively for work.

    • Sep 24, 2014
  22. The MQ-4C Triton an unmanned jet built for Navy high-altitude maritime surveillance missions approaches the runway at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, after completing its inaugural cross-country flight from California.

    Triton makes first transcontinental flight

    The Navy's MQ-4C Triton UAV has conducted its first transcontinental flight.

    • Sep 26, 2014
  23. 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. DoD's developing acquisition strategy will put a new emphasis on innovation. Army

    Pentagon unveils draft of new R&D strategy

    DoD awaits opinions from industry and Congress on a call for renewed focus on innovation.

    • Sep 23, 2014
  24. Leidos teams up with XTAR for ISR aircraft

    XTAR and Leidos are teaming up to support testing of manned ISR aircraft.

    • Sep 19, 2014
  25. ViaSat reports brisk orders for satellite terminal

    The yet-to-be-released technology has received more than 3,000 advance orders.

    • Sep 23, 2014
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Air Force awards contract for wideband tactical radios

    Up to 1,500 Harris Corporation Falcon III radios to fly into Air Force Special Operations Command hands

    • Sep 23, 2014
  29. 21 win $7.2 billion INSCOM contract for intel

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

    • Sep 23, 2014
  30. 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 22, 2014
  31. 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
  32. QinetiQ, Autonomous Surface Vehicles to offer unmanned target ships

    The unmanned craft simulate small-boat threats for training exercises as part of QinetiQ's Marine Surface Target Service.

    • Sep 17, 2014
  33. Mercury wins jammers contract

    Mercury Systems has been awarded a $2 million U.S. Navy contract to provide Digital RF Memory (DRFM) jammers.

    • Sep 23, 2014
  34. Gen. Michael Hostage: The still-hypothetical combat cloud has requirements that civilian cloud environments cannot provide. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Air Force looking to combat cloud for future operations

    A program may still be years away, but the need is urgent.

    • Sep 22, 2014
  35. DARPA seeks infrared imagery tools

    The Navy will use technology to automate the interpretation of the images.

    • Sep 17, 2014
  36. QinetiQ releases airborne intel systems

    QinetiQ has released a new line of airborne communications intelligence systems.

    • Sep 16, 2014
  37.  Army

    Agile and deadly: Vision for the future US Army combat vehicle

    Future soldiers could be riding in a lightweight, agile, easy-to-deploy platform ripped straight from the pages of a graphic novel.

    • Sep 17, 2014
  38. Harris gets manpack radio order

    The order, of unspecified size, is for the RF-340M.

    • Sep 15, 2014
  39. 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
  40. Iran to conduct unmanned-system wargames

    General warns against US action.

    • Sep 15, 2014
  41. 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
  42. The decoy technology that Air Force and Navy have requested will protect C-130 planes from missiles. Air Force

    Air Force, Navy award contract for missile decoy

    Alloy Surfaces Co. will manufacture the decoy, which protects aircraft from missiles.

    • Sep 12, 2014
  43. Lockheed Martin to aid Australia in data center consoldation

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

    • Sep 12, 2014
  44. Air Force seeks SIGINT automation

    AFRL project to explore new ideas for identifying signals of interest.

    • Sep 12, 2014
  45. DoD takes a new view of risk management

    The growing interconnectedness of operations calls for reimagining methods.

    • Sep 18, 2014
  46. 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
  47. The volume of geospatial intelligence data threatens to grow faster than data analysis tools can manage. File

    Taming the geospatial torrent

    Mountains of data are meaningful only with good analysis.

    • Sep 23, 2014
  48. An aerostat is a potential platform for surveillance. File

    Army buys surveillance optics

    Unspecified technology could be related to tethered drones or aerostats.

    • Sep 10, 2014
  49. The Global Hawk UAV has successfully completed tests of maritime capabilties. Northrop Grumman

    Global Hawk demonstrates maritime modes

    UAV shows its relevance to NATO's Arctic and Mediterranean missions.

    • Sep 10, 2014

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