Defense IT

US cyber official: Treat IT architecture as a weapon

DOD also needs to take account of its infrastructure and develop the ability to respond quickly to attacks, Marine Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis says.

Chris LaPoint SolarWinds

Barking up the right tree: a dual-use approach to continuous monitoring

Configured the right way, continuous monitoring not only protects your network but enhances it.

DISA mulls laser system for satellite communications

All-optical systems potentially offer increased data transfer rates and better security while avoiding the crowded electromagnetic spectrum.

Army, Navy fund Northrop for electronic warfare system

The company will produce pre-production units of its advances radar warning receiver and electronic warfare management system for aircraft.

Pentagon picks Bender to be new Air Force CIO

Currently serving in Baghdad, Maj. Gen. William Bender would replace Lt. Gen. Michael Basla.

John Ratigan iDirect Technologies

Next-gen man portables swap out size and weight, add performance

New satellite router boards for field use are about the size of an iPad, more battery-efficient and can handle high data rates.

UAS training to be basic training for Marine officers

The Basic School for new officers is adding a course on the RQ-11B Raven, a small, lightweight system that can provide ISR in the field.

Cyber conflict escalates: Second Chinese PLA hacking group accused

CrowdStrike releases a report implicating a Chinese military group in cyber espionage focusing on the satellite and aerospace industries.