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  1. 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.

    • 10:04 AM
  2. DISA is likely to reorganize to take better advantage of its collaboration with US CYBERCOM, says DISA Vice Director MG Alan Lynn. Barry Rosenberg/C4ISRNet

    DISA to undergo cyber-focused restructure

    Still in the early planning stages, expected changes will strengthen DISA's collaboration with Cyber Command.

    • 6:03 PM
  3. 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.

    • 5:33 PM
  4. Lockheed prioritizes Big Data business

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

    • 5:18 PM
  5. Hagel urges U.S.-India collaboration on Big Data

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

    • 5:07 PM
  6. Members of Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 conduct bomb disposal robot training in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington. Navy

    Navy EOD robots due for upgrade

    Northrop Grumman has won a contract to improve the bomb-disposal bots.

    • 4:44 PM
  7. DoD is not a 'niche market of contracts,' says David Bennett. DISA CIO. DISA

    DISA weighs contract consolidation as sequester solution

    The forced budget cuts could return in fiscal 2016, but DoD's mission has not gotten any smaller.

    • 4:22 PM
  8. 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

    • 3:54 PM
  9. 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.

    • 2:04 PM
  10. 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.

    • 1:38 PM
  11. Raytheon is working on a laser to shoot down low-flying UAVs. This MQ-9 Reaper, however, is a friendly. Air Force

    Raytheon to develop anti-UAV laser

    Navy contract calls for defense against 'low-flying threats.'

    • 10:30 AM
  12. Air Force developing secure radio

    NEXGEN Communications contracted to create prototypes that thwart eavesdroppers.

    • Aug 20, 2014
    Lockheed Martin's maritime test bed was recently use to show how simulated Aegis radar data could be fused with other integrated ISR data. Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed platform simulates at-sea conditions for C4ISR systems

    Test bed helps systems gain their sea legs on dry land.

    • 10:30 AM
  13. Boeing's Beechcraft-based UAV has earned FAA approval. Beverly Nowak

    Boeing ISR aircraft gets FAA approval

    Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System Risk Reduction Prototype gets clearance to fly.

    • 10:01 AM
  14. An X-47B lands the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. MCSA Alex Millar/Navy

    Manned, unmanned carrier jets take first flights together

    The Navy's tests off the Virginia coast demonstrate the UAV's ability to land and then quickly move out of the way for the piloted jet behind it.

    • Aug 20, 2014
    DISA must keep up with rapidly evolving mobile technologies. Army

    Keeping pace with mobility

    Changing technologies, new hardware and software releases and technology integration are core to the agility necessary for the JIE.

    • Aug 20, 2014
    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
    The Joint Information Environment and all other DoD communications architectures rely upon DSO's ability to ensure spectrum access and provide services and capabilities that enable the DoD's global operations.

    DISA to expand spectrum options

    DISA plans to divide spectrum functions across three separate contracts in 2016.

    • Aug 20, 2014
     Thomas L. Burton

    From the DISA director: Delivering cyber capabilities

    The Defense Information Systems Agency is proud of its heritage and legacy and is focused on continuing to deliver dynamic cyber capabilities on behalf of the Department of Defense.

    • Aug 20, 2014
    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
    DISA continues to explore contracting vehicles such as joint enterprise licensing agreements, or JELAs, which leverage the bulk buying power of DoD to receive price breaks. Air Force

    New acquisition techniques coming to DISA

    DISA acquisition chief focuses on joint, interagency purchasing.

    • Aug 20, 2014
  15. 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
    WIN-T has become almost invisble to its users, says Lt. Col. LaMont Hall. File

    Making WIN-T Increment 2 invisible to the user

    The Army puts the latest iteration through large-scale tests.

    • Aug 19, 2014
  16. The Army is beginning the search for DCGS-A Increment 2 technologies. TSgt. Michael R. Holzworth

    Army begins search for DCGS-A Increment 2

    The second phase of the distributed common ground system will focus on aligning DCGS-A to the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise.

    • Aug 19, 2014
    The Air Force has ordered three more Global Hawk UAVs, similar to this one. Northrop Grumman

    Air Force orders more Global Hawk UAVs

    Northrop Grumman will provide the aircraft under a $240M contract modification.

    • Aug 19, 2014
  17. Bringing situational awareness to the battlefield

    The Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) provides warfighters with voice, video and data in tactical environments.

    • Aug 18, 2014
  18. Air Force wants iPhone for UK wing

    The solicitation specifies the iPhone 5s, with 16 GB of memory and space-gray.

    • Aug 18, 2014
  19. 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
  20. Amy Sun, an advanced program lead for Lockheed-Martin, adjusts a UHF antenna aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy while underway near Alaska. Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert / U.S. Coast

    MUOS undergoes Arctic tests

    Engineers will see how the system performs at the edge of its satellite range.

    • Aug 19, 2014
  21. 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
  22. DISA Forecast to Industry coming soon

    The JIE, cloud, mobility, cybersecurity and acquisition are all part of this important defense agency.

    • Aug 18, 2014
  23. Lisa Koppel is a senior associate at Longbottom Communications, which represents Intelsat and XTAR. Courtesy Photo

    DoD needs a bandwidth plan now for future conflicts

    Commercial capacity will be necessary to meet future needs.

    • Aug 15, 2014
  24. Logos takes $9.7M Army fire-detection contract

    The Optical Gunfire, Rockets and Explosive Flash Detection (OGRE) system uses high-speed cameras to detect the source of gunfire and explosions

    • Aug 15, 2014
  25. Terry Halvorsen wants to reduce bandwidth use. Navy

    Software could be a solution for DoD's saturated networks

    The move to software defined networks will bring with it a set of code-writing guidelines for contractors.

    • Aug 15, 2014
    The WorldView-3 satellite leaves the planet. Lockheed Martin

    DigitalGlobe launches high-res satellite

    WorldView-3 is the sixth in a series.

    • Aug 15, 2014
  26. The IDF's Skylark mini-UAV is used broadly in support of ground forces in the latest Gaza operation. Israel Defense Forces

    Israeli forces praise Elbit UAVs in Gaza op

    IAF debuts Hermes 900, while IDF deploys two Skylarks with each brigade.

    • Aug 15, 2014
  27. Tropscatter technology bounces signals off the Earth's atmosphere, avoiding terrain that would block conventional radio. Shown: TeleCommunication Systems Inc. AN/TSC-198 (V3) TeleCommunication Systems Inc.

    Army buys troposcatter equipment

    Technology enables communication through terrain that would block normal radio.

    • Aug 19, 2014
  28. Maj. Gen. Harold Greene died Aug. 5 in Afghanistan. Army

    MG Harold Greene memorialized in Pentagon ceremony

    Greene, a former PEO IEW&S, died in an attack in Afghanistan.

    • Aug 15, 2014
  29. Regina Dugan Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images

    IG: Regina Dugan, former DARPA head, broke ethics rules

    Dugan promoted a former company in which she still held a financial stake, audit finds.

    • Aug 15, 2014
  30. A Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS performs a flying display at the47th International Paris Air Show. PIERRE VERDY / AFP

    Saudi AWACS upgrade gets State Department nod

    Boeing has the go-ahead to improve the systems.

    • Aug 14, 2014
  31. Air Force pursues human-machine teaming

    Projects seeks to ease the workload on human analysts.

    • Aug 14, 2014
  32. The SBIRS GEO-1 satellite. Lockheed Martin

    USAF general: DoD must change how it buys satellites

    The Pentagon needs to fundamentally change the way it buys satellites in an effort to lower costs as US defense spending contracts, a top Air Force general said.

    • Aug 19, 2014
  33. 5 win contract to develop waveform for small UAVs

    BAE, L-3, Real Time Logic, Rockwell Collins and Cubic will work on the project.

    • Aug 13, 2014
  34. The Space Data Association has signed a data-sharing agreement with the Pentagon to avoid interference with satellite signals. Lockheed Martin

    Satellite association signs Pentagon data-sharing agreement

    Formal collaboration is intended to avoid interference.

    • Aug 19, 2014
    Robin Williams, shown here Dec. 13, 2010, was one of the first entertainers to go on a USO tour to Southwest Asia in 2002 and ultimately performed for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the U.S. Dave Gatley/USO

    Robin Williams was a staple of USO tours overseas and in U.S.

    Williams, who died Monday at the age of 63, leaves many mourners in DoD.

    • Aug 14, 2014
  35. New Scotland Yard Wikimedia Commons

    UK uses Dfuze intel management tool

    The system will coordinate the island nation's six counter-terrorist units.

    • Aug 12, 2014
  36. Sotera signs $87M Army contract

    Firm will support Army intel software

    • Aug 12, 2014
  37. Raytheon won the contract to equip US Air Force aircraft such as the E-4 with its Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals system for secure communications. US Air Force

    Raytheon: FAB-T qualification testing done by year's end

    Raytheon is on track to finish qualification testing on its Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminals (FAB-T) by year's end, a company official said.

    • Aug 12, 2014

    Serco wins MRAP communications contract

    Serco has won a $9 million contract to support communications and other C4ISR systems on Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.

    • Aug 11, 2014
  38. DARPA computer chip inspired by human brain

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has developed a computer chip that mimics the human brain.

    • Aug 11, 2014

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