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.

DOD CIO Awards honor 3 individuals, 3 teams

The 13th annual awards reflect the department’s IT priorities.

Army all terrain vehicle

Army crowdsources project to build mobile command center

The Rapid Equipping Force stages a Make-A-Thon with an online community and soldiers at Fort Benning to find a fast way of turning an Army ATV into a battlefield command center.

Army taking 3D electronic printing to the next level

Researchers at Picatinny Arsenal are exploring ways to print antennas onto a helmet, embed sensors into clothing and print a wing of a UAV — electronics and all — in a single pass

DARPA aims for a breakthrough in field communications

Agency awards a contract to Rockwell Collins calling for a photonics-based radio that could speed communications and information processing in the field while reducing the size of equipment.

Marines demonstrate real-time battlefield collaboration

The Agile Bloodhound demo in Hawaii uses smartphones and tablets, along with knowledge discovery and collaboration software, to collect, sort and disseminate information.

Funding bill backs intell community’s IT consolidation

The House Intelligence Committee approves an authorization bill for 2014 that also would dedicate $75 million to battling insider threats.

Workaround boosts Teleport satellite access in Pacific

Army/DOD team gives forces access to a satellite that was previously out of reach, as part of DOD’s Network-Centric Teleport system.