Command and Control

Air Force planning ahead for cyber future

With a new RFI, the Air Force looks into the future of cyberspace operations.

DOD looks to unconventional methods in fight against IEDs

The U.S. military's counter-IED agency is focusing on intelligence and robotics in the continuing fight against a critical threat to soldiers' lives.

Air Force urged to move to social-media style communications

Drop the traditional model of one-on-one communications in favor of a social media-style broadcasting of information, one top official advocates.

DOD nominee promises to find budget cut ideas fast

Ashton Carter tells Senate panel he would try to help avoid 'devastating' effects of forced cuts.

A nation at war: Taking tech into battle

Gen. Nick Justice says he was forever changed by his days on the ground early in the U.S. military response to the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Bin Laden's tech trove may give up secrets

The Defense Department and CIA are participating in a multi-agency task force to glean actionable intelligence from the large volume of material taken from Osama bin Laden's compound.

Army needs better acquisition process, official says

Growth in Army capabilities must come without an increased price, an Army acquisition official says.

Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence appointed Army CIO

Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, former commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command, is the new Army CIO.

Carey to replace DOD's Wennergren

Navy CIO Robert Carey will replace David Wennergren as deputy assistant secreatary of defense for information management.

Battle command network drives Army modernization

In its 2010 Modernization Strategy, the Army outlines its near-term future as it moves to become a taut, versatile and efficient force centered on the battle command network.

Defense Department chooses CIO

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Teri Takai, chief information officer for the state of California, will become DOD's next CIO.

Getting war right

As the Defense Department looks toward enterprisewide network operations, one high-level official offered his insight for best practices.

After Fort Hood shootings, no force-wide changes in Army base security

An Army official today confirmed that no force-wide alterations have been made to existing security measures across Army bases in the U.S. in wake of the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, that killed 13 people.

Army network plan crucial to battlefield success

An Army effort to transform itself into a highly mobile and connected force is evolving into a crucial tool for the military services to collaborate in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.

DOD looks to industry for best technologies to help combat troops

The Defense Department wants industry to lead the way to quickly acquire the tools of tomorrow’s trade.

DISA director emphasizes contractor workforce importance

Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, reiterated the importance of the contract workforce to DISA at an industry presentation Aug. 7, especially, he said, as the agency faces moving its staff to Fort Meade next year.