Defense IT

Air Force puts $50M more into airborne communications system

Northrop Grumman’s BACN system bridges the gaps in air and ground communications.

Army’s inflatable antennas make light work of satcom in the field

The GATR antennas weigh 80 percent less than typical satellite dishes and provide secure, high-bandwidth communication in remote and austere environments.

Report: US hack of North Korea provided proof in Sony attack

An NSA program to implant "early warning" malware on the networks of foreign adversaries, active in North Korea since 2010, provides another example of offensive cyber operations.

Users becoming hackers' favorite path into networks, survey finds

Cisco's annual report says cyber attackers are increasingly letting unwitting users install malware for them.

Air Force's new acquisition plan aims to boost innovation, cut costs

The Bending the Cost Curve program will increase early collaboration with industry while looking for acceptable trade-offs in performance.

Navy looks to upgrade infrared imaging platform

In search of better ISR, the Navy wants to enhance imaging systems mounted on shore-based maritime vessels.

Army lab is engineering better batteries

ARL chemists are using new methods and materials to make a battery that is lighter and more efficient.

NGA goes open source with a public geospatial tool kit

NGA and DigitalGlobe have created a new cloud-based analytic tool for processing large troves of geospatial data.