Defense IT

Army steps up search for anti-drone technology

As UAVs proliferate, the military tries to prepare to defend against those of other forces.

Secretive Boeing Black smartphone appears on FCC website

The dual-SIM phone, which will self-destruct if tampered with, will be marketed to government agencies and contractors as a secure alternative.

Hyperspectral sensor lets drones see through camouflage, spot explosives

The Air Force plans to flight-test the ACES-HY aboard a Predator UAV.

Army’s move to Samsung reflects a flexible mobile strategy

The service is adding 7,000 Galaxy Note II smartphones to the Nett Warrior system, but they won’t work like typical smartphones.

Air Force unveils secret space surveillance satellites

Two will be launched into geosynchronous orbit this year, to keep a close eye on other countries’ satellites and space debris.

DOD aims for a proactive spectrum strategy

The plan looks to develop flexible, more efficient technologies to meet both military and commercial the demand for bandwidth.

Air Force launches first GPS satellite of the year

GPS Block IIF satellites continue to replace aging satellites, while the Air Force prepares for the next-generation GPS III.

Navy names Cyberspace/IT Person of the Year

Randall Cieslak, CIO of the U.S. Pacific Command, is honored as the DON CIO’s office hands out its annual awards.