Defense IT


When GPS falters, where will the military turn?

The potential for spoofing and jamming is prompting a look at old and new technologies.

Adm. Jan Tighe

Hagel makes pick to lead Navy’s Cyber Command

Rear Adm. Jan Tighe, currently deputy director, would replace Vice. Adm. Michael Rogers.

Zero-day attack targets military via veterans’ website

The drive-by attack, dubbed Operation SnowMan by security company FireEye, has infected VFW.org and exploits a flaw in Internet Explorer.

DOD adds three Cray supercomputers to its HPC program

The XC30 supercomputers, along with Sonexion storage systems, will go to the Air Force and Navy.

U.S. cyber plan seen as good first step, workforce issues remain

A government cybersecurity framework seeks to protect critical infrastructure, but industry groups continued to stress the need for training to keep up with threats.

DARPA ARES detail

Next up for drones: Transformer-style helicopters

DARPA’s ARES would have modules for cargo transport, medical evacuation and ISR.

Army wants to mine social media in Europe

Analysis of social media and open-source information would help monitor extremist activities.

DOD to require documentation for lost, stolen ID cards

Department will soon make mandatory what has been an optional policy for replacing Common Access Cards.