Defense IT


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.

Memex: The next generation of deep-Web search?

DARPA wants to develop a broader, deeper search engine to support DOD missions, starting with the fight against human trafficking.

GPS III Satellite

Air Force expects delay in GPS III satellite delivery

Exelis and Lockheed Martin continue to deal with navigational payload problems.

Iridium unveils a global, Wi-Fi satellite hotspot

The GO brings connectivity to the company’s satellite service anywhere on the globe.

Report says DOD fuel supply chain vulnerable to cyberattack

A study says that DLA needs to shore up security on its IP-connected fuel distribution network.

Army units give thumbs-down to battlefield intelligence system

The Distributed Common Ground System-Army is complex and unstable, and soldiers receive scant training on the system, according to units quoted a memo.