Defense

DISA's plea to industry: Bring us battlefield-ready tech

The Pentagon’s IT agency also wants help wringing more performance out of its existing gear.

It’s official: Space Force sets sights on smaller satellites

The newest service’s acquisition chief also calls for more fixed-price contracts and fewer classified programs.

You get a software factory! And you get a software factory!

DISA’s Vulcan program aims to give defense agencies and field activities all the tools they need to improve their software development practices.

After 5 full-throttle years, Kessel Run is settling in for the long haul

The new leader of the Air Force “software factory” wants data and architecture standards that stand the tests of time.

How is the Air Force doing at cyber?

To answer the question, a new task force is working to map the service’s networks.

DISA faces down procurement challenges

An official for the defense support agency says procurement processes need to keep up with emerging technologies and new security standards.

The U.S. Army Is testing a data platform just for intelligence officers

It’s part of a larger effort to use commercial and cloud-based technologies to make the service more data centric.

L3Harris wants to add drone data streams to night vision goggles

Improving image quality and broadening the amount of data feeds available are priorities for future versions.

DOD looks to update AI workforce contract

According to the request for information, the DOD sees potential improvement in how it supplements its workforce with industry experts.

Pentagon creates team to improve SecDef’s IT

A new directorate will serve as a bridge between the Office of the Secretary of Defense and IT service providers.

Small radios on armored vehicles will be a big step toward the Army's networked future

The challenges include trying to install them and making sure they don’t run out of range.

Army climate plan relies on technology that doesn’t exist yet

The most “complex” aspect of the implementation plan is “building a force to operate in the future that still has to operate in the present,” officials said.

Soldiers can use their phones for work under new Army pilot

Unlike other Pentagon BYOD efforts, this one taps the cloud for a secure remote work experience.

DISA’s sweeping new plan takes aim at data silos, mistagged info

The Pentagon’s IT agency has policy and culture ideas to encourage freer, more secure info-sharing.

Air Force ready to take bids for $5.3B cyber tech vehicle

Unrestricted and small business pools are a feature in this procurement.

The Pentagon’s watchdog is taking a closer look at DOD's records management and device use after missing Jan. 6 texts

The acting inspector general shared information about the review in response to a letter from a top senator expressing concerns about handling of messages related to the Capitol insurrection.