Defense IT

DISA: We need industry more than ever

A panel of agency IT leaders says the "old days of us against you are over."

Airborne 'stealth launch' of CubeSat said to be underway

DARPA and the Air Force are readying a program to launch small, inexpensive satellites on short notice.

Air Force concludes fast-acquisition 'PlugFest' test

The event was part of the broader Bending the Cost Curve program, which aims to cut acquisition cycles for some program from years to weeks.

Coast Guard sees natural gas exports as potential cyber issue

Adm. Paul F. Zukunft says the Coast Guard’s cyber defense capabilities must protect against nation states that might feel threatened by a growing U.S. natural resource export market.

Navy awards a second $478.6M contract for joint tactical radios

The award to Data Links Solutions, identical to the recent deal to ViaSat, brings the total committed to MIDS JTRS terminals to nearly a billion dollars.

DISA's 5-year plan focuses on joint environment, cyberspace operations

The strategy for 2015-2020 also calls for streamlining networks and supporting anytime/anywhere access for warfighters.

Air Force awards $145.4M to keep BACN flying

Northrop Grumman will continue to support the system that lets Global Hawks act as all-purpose, around-the-clock communications nodes.

Army tests giving ground forces control of Gray Eagle payload

The tests of the One System Remote Video Terminal are part of a long-range plan to improve UAS interoperability.