Non-Combat Technologies

By the numbers: Defense IT spending

To understand the enormous scope of the Defense Department's enterprise IT strategy, one need only look at the numbers involved, which are big enough to form a tempting target for budget cutters.

Army medical records system gets new manager

Lt. Col. Danny Morton replaces Lt. Col. William Geesey as manager of the Army's deployable electronic medical record and medical logistics system.

NAVAIR plans 4G cell service for amphibious group

The Naval Air Systems Command plans to leverage commercial cellular technology to test the broadband communications capability aboard three ships in 2013.

Army overestimated enterprise e-mail savings

The Army's estimated cost savings from its enterprise e-mail initiative were significantly higher than the reality, report from CIO reveals.

Antle untangles Arlington National Cemetery's records

To rectify recordkeeping gone awry at Arlington National Cemetery, Brad Antle convened the best of the tech industry and sorted through every step of the process.

Soldiers coming home to get latest tech tools, CIO promises

The Army intends to modernize its stateside operations with the same network-centric and IT capabilities available to its expeditionary forces in war zones, says Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence.

Can DOD preserve science and technology as budget ax swings?

DOD officials are calling to prioritize science and technology funding to enable a more agile future force.

Army lays out future IT planning

Under a new strategic framework, the Army IT Agency consolidating more Pentagon IT -- and pursuing leading-edge technologies for the future.

Air Force planning makes major shift in cyber era

The push for cyber superiority is reshaping the Air Force's approaches to planning, spending and training, says the Air Force CIO.

IJIS exec makes jump to private industry

Leader of institute dedicated to information sharing plans to step down.

NSA developing custom smart phone for top-secret communications

The National Security Agency doesn't think your smart phone is secure enough for its needs.

Virus-detection system works in a city near you

Sniffing the air through special filters in hidden detectors throughout the U.S., Biowatch is a main arsenal in the war against pathogens.

Enterprise e-mail's departmentwide future uncertain

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai won't mandate migration to the Defense Information Systems Agency's enterprise e-mail effort, so the question of whether other branches will move their e-mail programs to the cloud hangs in the air.

DOD steps up data center closures

The Defense Department is about to pour on speed to close data centers before the end of the year.

Internal struggles further muddy future of AKO

The Army and Defense Information Systems Agency are moving ahead with enterprise e-mail, but whether it will replace Army Knowledge Online -- an increasingly critical concern -- remains uncertain.

DOD focuses on IT for financial reform

The Defense Department is employing IT systems as a major strategy for financial management reform.

DOD to shut down Defense Knowledge Online portal service

The Defense Department's plans to shutter its Defense Knowledge Online portal are set. What comes next?