Defense


Lt. Col. William E. Geesey

Geesey saves lives with technology

An Army colonel led the effort to connect soldiers with mental health specialists as part of a wider campaign to prevent suicides.

House Republicans issue answer to Senate cybersecurity bills

Reps. Mary Bono Mack and Marsha Blackburn unveil the House's version of a cybersecurity bill that mirrors Senate Republicans' SECURE IT Act.

GAO sting operation exposes pervasive counterfeit parts problem

GAO finds it's all too easy to get fake electronics for military weapons systems.

Is security the real problem for an intelligence community cloud?

There are other concerns that are, perhaps surprisingly, bigger barriers for intell agencies.

Fix DOD's regulatory complexities, panel recommends

Lawmakers wants a simpler acquisition process that helps defense employees and doesn't intimidate potential contractors.

DARPA's advice on passwords: Dump 'em.

The agency's Active Authentication program would use behaviorial traits rather than passwords.

Army closes ITES hardware contract to non-Army buyers

ITES-2H becomes Army only vehicle so its life can be extended until a new award is made.

Army launches app store prototype

New marketplace has small number of apps for now, more to come.