Defense IT


NRL pushes research to draw power from the sea

The Naval Research Laboratory has demonstrated several energy concepts that convert seawater and microorganisms into electricity.

Army's air defense simulator gets a big upgrade

The new Improved Moving Target Simulator fixes the glitches of its predecessor while providing more realistic scenarios.

Navy’s tactical cloud would see all in expeditionary warfare

The Office of Naval Research wants to combine, cloud, big data and cross-domain technologies into a comprehensive, real-time view.

Defense spending cuts hitting contractor workforces

The top five defense contractors have lost a cumulative 70,000 jobs since 2008, according to a Politico analysis.

MDA awards $25 million for missile interception modeling

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. will provide algorithms and models to be incorporated into simulations of thee Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Efforts to track space junk continue to expand

DOD’s tracking website will release new positional information, while private companies partner up to build a new ground site.

DOD, at last, invites bids for electronic health records system

The project, which could be worth up to $11 billion, seeks a commercial system that will be interoperable with VA’s records.

China to debut its own OS amid cybersecurity concerns

Spying scandals and anti-trust investigations drive development of a homegrown Chinese operating system.