Army G6 CIO Wm Ferrell

Ferrell takes the reins as Army CIO

Former commander of CECOM takes over C4 strategy and LandWarNet 2020 initiative.

Air Force wants new tech for cross-domain, mobile info sharing

The service’s research lab is soliciting ideas through 2018 on multi-level security information sharing, both within the enterprise and out to mobile and tactical environments.

Ellen McCarthy NGA COO

NGA maps the future of geospatial intelligence

Agency COO Ellen McCarthy discusses activity-based intelligence, the ICITE framework, the Map of the World and other aspects of NGA’s five-year plan.

Air Force lab wants to advance multisource analysis

The lab is looking for automated, real-time analysis of potential threats and activities performed closer to sensors in the field or in the air.

Army intell wants to scan social media from 40 countries

The Intelligence and Security Command is looking for the ability to collect and analyze huge data sets of social media and open-source information in up to 66 languages.

Air Force to cut 900 civilian jobs, leave 7,000 others unfilled

Facing the pressures of a tightened 2014 budget, the service said it will use early retirement and voluntary separations reduce the workforce.

Pamela Melroy

DARPA seeks to bring satellite costs back down to Earth

Concerned about the soaring cost of access to space, the R&D agency is investigating re-usable rockets and space planes along with modular “satlets” as part of an on-orbit repair service.

Air Force’s future state: capabilities as a service

The service’s push toward a commoditized infrastructure will rely on standards that will meet info-sharing needs, protect data and systems, and cut costs, Brig. Gen. Kimberly Crider said.