Sensors

Space policy sets rules for the final frontier

The new National Security Space Strategy outlines how the U.S. government will manage its space industrial base, defend its space assets and share space-based resources with allies.

DHS meets most conditions for border systems

The Homeland Security Department has satisfied or partially satisfied 10 of the 11 conditions Congress set on obligating funds for border security systems, fencing and technology in 2010, the GAO says in a new report.

BP asks for military tech to contain oil spill

Oil giant BP plc has requested assistance from the Defense Department for advanced underwater imaging technology and remote operating vehicles that are not available commercially to contain the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, reports the Houston Chronicle.

DHS officials defend progress on SBInet border system

Two days after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano froze some spending on the SBInet virtual fence system at the Arizona border, DHS officials say the system is providing needed capabilities.

DHS to enlist cell phones for early-warning chemical detection

The Homeland Security Department is working on developing a cell phone with an artificial nose that can detect and warn of chemical attacks.

Sensory overload: Military is dealing with a data deluge

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

'Smart grid' projects to get $3.4B in grants

President Barack Obama today announced $3.4 billion in grants for smart-grid projects in 49 states, including purchase of smart meters, sensors and systems.

Boeing gets one-year extension on SBInet contract

U.S. Customs and Border Protection exercised its option to extend its SBInet border surveillance contract with Boeing Co. for a year.

Lawmakers hit DHS on electronic border surveillance system

Lawmakers scolded Homeland Security Department officials for the latest round of delays on the SBInet electronic border surveillance project.

Air Force taps three for $600M air, space intell competition

Three contractors will compete for $600 million in software support and information analysis tasks to support the National Air and Space Intelligence Center over five years, the Air Force announced July 8.

FCS cancellation confirmed, Army modernization changes course

A memorandum issued June 23 confirms the recommendations made earlier this year by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to replace the single, giant Future Combat System with a number of smaller modernization efforts.

CBP to spend $100M on SBInet

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it will use the money to improve its border surveillance technology and communications.

Napolitano wants millions for IT

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano told a House committee today about DHS' plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in IT systems.

Models help warn Oregon about tsunamis

Detailed models of Oregon’s coastline could help identify tsunamis that start far from the state, NOAA says.