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  1. Among the federal programs Sen. Tom Coburn has criticized as wasteful is the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, sometimes referred to as the Iron Man suit. Gareth Cattermole/ / Getty Images

    In final 'Wastebook,' Coburn hits DoD 'Iron Man,' missile defense programs

    Retiring senator's annual attack on federal spending criticizes Pentagon programs, among others.

    • 10:38 AM
  2. Army officials are reminding soldiers who use thermal weapon sights and other high-battery-drain gear to power them with lithium batteries for top performance. Army

    PEO Soldier issues reminder to use lithium batteries in gear

    Alkaline batteries are 'suitable, but not optimal' for equipment that drains power fast.

    • 10:45 AM
  3. Sailors assigned to the air department aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard check email after several hours of flight quarters. The Navy will test out Microsoft cloud-based email in the coming months. (Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released) MCCS Joe Kane / U.S. Navy

    Navy selects Dell to pilot cloud e-mail

    The Navy is exploring Microsoft cloud services for its reserve components.

    • 2:42 PM
  4. Engility wins Marine intel contract

    Company will support Marines' Director of Intelligence in developing ISR system.

    • 11:28 AM
  5. Soldiers working with civilians from PEO C3T install commercial IP packages at the Army's Landstuhl, Germany, Regional Hub Node. The node will be the hub for the communications network in support of the Operational United Assistance, aiding the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. U.S. Army

    Army setting up comms for Ebola response in West Africa

    The Army is working to coordinate crisis response in Liberia.

    • 3:31 PM
  6. A Marine EA-6B 2 Prowler with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 takes off in Afghanistan. A 1,000-pound jamming system pod fell off of a Prowler while it was flying over Arizona on Oct. 13. Marine Corps

    Jamming pod falls off Marine Corps Prowler mid-flight

    Marines recovered the pod in Arizona, which contains sensors able to locate the source of enemy communications.

    • 10:40 AM
  7. From left to right: Jean-Yves Le Drian, French minister of defense; Pascale Sourisse, senior vice president for international development for Thales; Maj. Gen. Hamad Bin Ali Al Attiyah, Qatar minister of state for defense affairs; Abdulaziz Falah Al-Dosari, assistant for technology to the minister of state for defense affairs. Thales

    Thales to provide military SATCOM for Qatar

    Thales is also bidding for work on the new Qatari naval forces base, which is expected to be operational in 2017.

    • 10:40 AM
  8. Bob Kimball is Chief Technology Officer, Ciena Government Solutions. Courtesy Photo

    Cyber resilience: Why networks matter

    To encourage a more stable, safe and resilient cyberspace, President Obama issued Executive Order 13636 in early 2013, which called for the establishment of a set of security standards for critical infrastructure, including military operations.

    • 10:28 AM
  9. The US Air Force's E-8 joint surveillance target attack radar system aircraft is built by Northrop Grumman. The aircraft provide ground commanders with ISR. Senior Airman Jared Trimarchi/ / US Air Force

    Questions ahead for JSTARS replacement

    Congress could put a halt to the effort to replace the attack radar system aircraft fleet.

    • Oct 23, 2014
  10. DoD has awarded a contract for a collision warning system to protect manned, unmanned aircraft. File

    DoD picks Defense Research for UAV anti-collision contract

    The planned warning system can aid both manned and unmanned aircraft.

    • Oct 23, 2014
  11. Lockheed Martin has joined Northrop Grumman in protesting a US Air Force award to Raytheon for the 3DELRR program, which will replace the existing TPS-75 radar system, above. Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon/ / US Air Force

    Lockheed joins protest of USAF radar award

    Northrop Grumman has already raised an objection to Raytheon's win.

    • Oct 23, 2014
  12. New approaches may be starting to ease the communications interoperability gap. Army

    Is the interoperability gap beginning to close?

    Emerging strategies and technologies may ease the communications breakdown.

    • 3:32 PM
  13. The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a fingerprint sensor for security. Getty Images

    Samsung devices approved for classified data

    For the first time, the government will allow devices made for the consumer market to handle classified information.

    • 3:24 PM
  14. LTC LaMont Hall warns industry that the Army will bounce its equipment across the desert in a truck. File

    Industry's role in WIN-T

    The Army needs the private sector, but the rugged operating environment poses a unique challenge.

    • 3:24 PM
  15. Mobility services will be among the capabilities Defense Department users can purchase through the Defense Information Systems Agency's new online storefront, launching Oct. 31. U.S. Marines

    DISA storefront goes live Oct. 31

    The Defense Information Systems Agency's new online storefront will go live with network offerings on Oct. 31.

    • 3:21 PM
  16. A TPS-75 radar set antenna is deployed in support of a deployment readiness exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida Samuel King/ / US Air Force

    Northrop challenges 3DELRR contract award

    A contract with Raytheon is now under a mandatory stay while the competitor's protest is decided.

    • Oct 23, 2014
  17. Harris Corporation's Falcon III RF-330E-TR wideband team radios are now certified to meet, or exceed, requirements Harris Corporation

    Harris Corporation delivers Rifleman Radio program production units

    Harris Corporation's Falcon III RF-330E-TR wideband team radios certified to meet, or exceed, requirements

    • Oct 23, 2014
  18. New Capability: A British soldier stands on top of an armored vehicle in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. The UK has revived a plan to provide signals intelligence capabilities to troops. LEON NEAL/ / AFP via Getty Images

    UK renews SIGINT push

    A once-shelved program to update battlefield signals intelligence capabilities is back in action.

    • Oct 23, 2014
  19. Navy seeks shallow surveillance sensor system

    A presolicitation details the requirements for passive acoustic arrays.

    • Oct 22, 2014
  20. An MC-12 Liberty lands after a surveillance mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross/Air Force

    Air Force's MC-12 mission ends in Afghanistan

    After more than 200,000 hours of surveillance, ISR squadron is done.

    • Oct 22, 2014
  21. Luke Devore, an Army Research Labs contractor with Design Interactive, demonstrates the Augmented Reality sand table on Sept. 23 during Modern Day Marine Expo at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. Rob Curtis / Staff

    Microsoft's Kinect aids in 'augmented reality sand' mapping tool

    Video game technology has aided researchers in creating realistic 3-D battlespace maps using a simple sand box.

    • Oct 22, 2014
  22. Airbus Defense and Space has submitted an application for civil certification of its Atlante UAV to the European Aviation Safety Agency. Roberto Molinos/Airbus

    Airbus seeks first-of-its-kind European UAV certification

    The application calls for a new process for the European Aviation Safety Agency.

    • Oct 22, 2014
  23. NGA awards 5 Map of the World contracts

    Companies will aid in providing data links, blending data from multiple sources and developing a framework for user-generated content.

    • Oct 21, 2014
  24. Air Force program to enhance mission execution

    The Mission Awareness for Mission Assurance program will analyze network traffic flows to aid in prioritizing functions.

    • Oct 21, 2014
  25. Device controls all iRobot robots

    The uPoint Multi-Robot Control is an Android app.

    • Oct 21, 2014
  26. AUSA: New SNE technologies make it easier to start up the system

    Army tests improved WIN-T 2 elements at NIE 15.1, demonstrates system at AUSA.

    • Oct 23, 2014
  27. An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 banks over Naval Station Norfolk. VAW-125 will be the first squadron to deploy with the E-2D. MC2 Ernest R. Scott / Navy

    Navy's Advanced Hawkeye will deploy next year

    The E-2D has achieved Initial Operational Capability.

    • Oct 21, 2014
  28. LTC Joel Babbitt explains the goals of the en route mission planning effort. C4ISR & Networks Video

    Target date approaching for WIN-T en route mission planning IOC

    By November, WIN-T leader expects initial operating capability for new system to speed readiness.

    • Oct 21, 2014
  29. Britain will include Reapers in its air campaign in Iraq. Sergeant Corrine Buxton/RAF

    UK to add Reapers to air power operating in Iraq

    UAV surveillance and strike missions to begin soon, UK officials say.

    • Oct 21, 2014
  30. A Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS, aerostat is readied for launch near Orogrande gate at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. ATEC

    Raytheon: NORAD could use missile-defense blimp

    The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) could be integrated into NORAD's warning system, company says.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  31. Northrop Grumman gets green light for IED jammer

    The Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare system blocks signals that would trigger roadside bombs.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  32. DARPA will help Aurora speed up UAV launch system develpment

    Contract aims to accelerate transition to a militay use for the shipboard system.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  33. South African company developing long-range UAV

    Paramount's Roadrunner to be ready for production in January.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  34. Army seeks long-range UAV

    RFI details an unmanned spy plane that can fly nearly silently for hours.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  35. Army tests new DCGS-A features

    Lockheed Martin software merges similar intel data.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  36. Lisa Koppel is a senior associate at Longbottom Communications, which represents Intelsat and XTAR. Courtesy Photo

    Will DoD's tech-focused acquisition posture keep us ahead of our foes?

    Better Buying Power 3.0 supports a needed shift toward innovation and results.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  37. The cloud is changing the way defense and intelligence agencies think about carrying out their missions. Staff Sgt. Tracy J. Smith/ / Army

    DoD mulls best use of cloud in ground ops

    The cloud is emerging as an essential component in defense and intel operations.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  38. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle taxis in a 2010 test. Air Force

    VIDEO: NASA's secret X-37B space plane will use shuttle hangars

    The program has also completed testing to confirm the planes can land on former shuttle runway.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  39. An autonomous swarm boat taking part in a demonstration. Navy

    VIDEO: Robot boats will escort naval vessels

    A successful test along the James River heralds a new use for unmanned systems.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  40. Airmen prepare to do an inspection on a TPS-75 radar in 2012. The 3DELRR program will replace the AN/TPS-75 system. US Air Force

    Air Force awards contract to build next-gen expeditionary radar

    Raytheon beat Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman for the award.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  41. New Way To Thwart IEDs: JIEDDO and the US Army are testing out robots that may do a better job of keeping IEDs out of culverts than the low-tech bars in current use. Here, Marines in Afghanistan's Helmand province install a 'culvert denial system,' comprised of two metal-bar grates, in March. Sgt. Jessica Ostroska/ / US Marines

    JIEDDO, Army test underground robots

    The Army Research Lab and the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) have just wrapped up a critical new test of small ground and air unmanned assets aimed at detecting improvised explosive devices in culverts in subterranean environments, and officials s

    • Oct 17, 2014
  42. Mike Tanner is President and CEO of HDS Federal. Jason Williams

    The data challenge of UAVs

    ISR data presents a formidable management task.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  43. The ArrowLite, ready to pack for transport. Courtesy

    AUSA: New lightweight UAV defies crosswinds

    The ArrowLite from Stark Aerospace carries ISR hardware.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  44. The changing face of war is changing the concept of tactical radios. DoD

    Tactical radios evolve to meet a new world of demands

    Changing needs on the battlefield require a fresh approach enabled by new technologies

    • Oct 16, 2014
  45. Streamlined Tech: Many of the Army's tactical vehicles, such as this Stryker armored personnel carrier, must pull in GPS signals for several individual pieces of communications and navigation gear. Army planners want to streamline this. US Army

    AUSA: Army seeks new positioning tech

    Concerned about GPS vulnerabilities, the military is developing alternatives.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  46. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics, and technology, left, and Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, speak at an Oct. 14 press conference at the annual meeting of the Association of the US Army in Washington, D.C. Mike Morones / Staff

    AUSA: Science, tech spending key to technical edge

    Ongoing investment is necessary even when budgets tighten.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  47. MG Robert Ashley: All soldiers need a basic understanding of open-source intelligence. Army

    AUSA: Army to require open-source intel training

    All soldiers must gain at least a basic understanding of OSINT.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  48. Intel in Tactical Hands: The ArrowLite UAV, which soldiers launch by hand, is designed to help troops on the ground collect actionable intelligence. Israel Aerospace Industries

    AUSA: IAI pitches ISR gear for ground troops

    Israeli company shows off UAV, countermine package at expo.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  49. Electron microscope photo of photonic crystal fiber from the US Naval Research Laboratory. The diameter of the solid core at the center is 5 micrometers, which is 5 millionths of a meter. Naval Research Laboratory via Wikipedia.

    White House launches DoD-sponsored photonics competition

    Up to $110M is available to develop light-based technology.

    • Oct 16, 2014
  50. COTS devices gain a tactical edge

    Consumer market technologies and concepts influence tactical radio development and acquisition.

    • Oct 15, 2014

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