Tactical Communications

DOD's Android effort begins to bear fruit

DOD's embrace of the Android operating system is just getting started. How did it begin?

Justice officials defend wireless network program

IG report criticizes network effort, department officials take issue.

DOD to allow Android on classified networks

Forthcoming security standards are expected to allow the use of certain mobile devices on DOD's secure networks.

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.

A nation at war after 9/11: From experiment to experience

John Sklinar, a senior manager in an elite Army communications division, recalls how he got a new job the day the airplanes hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Army overhauls network strategy

The Army must have a network that is flexible enough to meet constantly changing requirements and emerging technologies, officials say.

New Army CIO inherits complicated responsibilities, competing priorities

LandWarNet, enterprise e-mail and the Army Cyber Command are all getting the immediate attention of new CIO Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence.

Broadband plan debate: federal bureaucracy or local initiative?

From reforming the Universal Service Fund to determining how grants are allocated, headaches remain for agencies in starting the National Broadband Plan.

In Egypt, the revolution will be tweeted

Advancements in communication technology have often foreshadowed civil unrest and revolution. In Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East, the revolution is indeed being tweeted.

DISA creates 'demilitarized zone' for unclassified network

DISA's demilitarized zone will be designed to protect its unclassified network, the while command center will help align with the cyber command and oversee key networks, officials say.

4G public safety network to undergo first tests

Telecom industry partners are being signed up for the public safety demonstration network being established by the Commerce Department to test LTE equipment for a 700 MHz nationwide public safety network.

Both sides should win in public safety network battle

First responders could benefit from the innovation of commercial carriers in establishing a nationwide public safety network. Can we ensure they do not have to fight for access?

Drone helicopter violates DC airspace

The Navy admits it lost control of a drone helicopter for half an hour in restricted airspace in Washington, D.C.

Could WikiLeaks story put a damper on battlefield intell?

Maybe we need to rethink what secret and secure really means in this age of rapid communication.

Beware of that bug: It could be following you

The U.S. Army sees miniature unmanned aerial vehicles the size of insects as a big part of future battlefield operations and intelligence gathering.