Mobile relay system takes air combat training to sea

New mobile technology for the Navy and Marine Corps makes the TCTS air combat training system "rangeless," allowing for advanced training over water.

The Army unfolds a roadmap for unmanned aircraft systems

The roadmap provides a grand vision for how all of its various unmanned aircraft technology eventually will work together, writes blogger Brian Robinson.

Workforce

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson envisions a global Army network

Sorenson leads an Army team that seeks to equip soldiers with access to networks wherever and whenever they need it.

DOD's reliance on commercial satellites hits new zenith

The military's ad hoc reliance on commercial satellites is prolonging efforts to meet warfighters' urgent demands for bandwidth.

IT Modernization

Sensory overload: Military is dealing with a data deluge

Sensors provide invaluable information to the warfighter, but they produce an enormous amount of data.

Leaner defense budget aims for realistic reform

The Defense Department's $708 billion fiscal 2011 budget request closely adheres to priorities set forth in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review.

The day the military loosened its tie

The DOD crowd does tend to be rather tight-lipped, but at AFCEA Army IT Day on Jan. 14, some normally reticent officials opened up, Amber Corrin writes.

Encryption of Predator video feeds will take time

It could take as long as five years before video feeds from Predator and Reaper drones are fully encrypted and U.S. forces are able to keep enemy forces from intercepting the information, reports Ellen Nakashima in the Washington Post.

DOD budget forecast threatens new technology deployments

Personnel and equipment costs might cut deeply into key defense acquisition programs over the next several years, reports Michael Bruno at Aviation Week.

Army shows Air Force the way on unmanned aerial safety

A series of mishaps involving unmanned aerial systems operating in Southwest Asia has Army and Air Force officials revisiting key operational procedures.

GSA, DISA want advice on buying commercial satellite services

GSA and DISA are seeking input from industry for a joint acquisition program that they plan to establish to meet civilian and defense agencies' needs for satellite services.

IT Modernization

Judge sends Deepwater false claims lawsuit to trial

A U.S. District Court judge refuses to dismiss the False Claims Act lawsuit against the Deepwater contractors and sets trial for next year.

IT Modernization

Air Force activates new cyberspace defense unit

Combat communications wing supports new Space Command

Workforce

Is SOA DOA?

Despite reports of service-oriented architecture's demise, government remains steadfast in its support of the component software framework, especially for the Defense Department's network-centric projects.

IT Modernization

DOD said likely to adopt limited social networking

Navy CIO Robert Carey says powerful opportunities exist for social networking inside networks controlled by the military.

IT Modernization

DISA asks industry for help with new priorities

DISA wants to deliver on-demand, enterprisewide technology services across the Defense Department.

Workforce

The Army's Gary Winkler: Master of change

Winkler explains why change is a natural state — and an imperative — for the service’s information technology portfolio.

Workforce

Army IT exec weighs in on the service's technology programs, challenges

Gary Winkler, Army program executive officer for enterprise information systems at Fort Belvoir, Va., discussed a number of current initiatives, including the Logistics Modernization Program, in a recent interview.

Cybersecurity

DHS to kill satellite surveillance program

The Homeland Security Department is going to halt a controversial program to make intelligence and military satellite imagery available to civilian agencies for domestic purposes.

Cybersecurity

DOD's cyber command takes shape

Defense Department officials are ironing out the details of a new major military command in charge of DOD’s cyber mission. However, they have not made a formal announcement that spells out the new command's scope.

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