Defense IT


ARL finds new ways to measure the fog of war

To build a better smoke grenade, the Army’s EETRANS can measure how obscurants transmit visual, infrared waves.

Air Force seeks new ICBM technologies

The service calls for studies to explore new command and control systems, and advanced missile hardware and parts.

12 battlefield tools of the future Marine

The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory this week is testing a variety of new technologies and gear at its Advanced Warfighting Experiment. Here’s a rundown on a dozen of them.

Air Force general named Cyber Command deputy chief

Hagel announces the nomination of Maj. Gen. James K. “Kevin” McLaughlin, currently in charge of Air Forces Cyber.

Autonomous vessel for tracking silent subs is under construction

Expected to be launched in 2015, DARPA’s unmanned ACTUV would track diesel submarines for months at a time.

Oracle protest delays DISA’s cloud storage contract award

The company submits a pre-award challenge to the 427 million Enterprise Storage Services II contract.

Base-by-base, Army modernizes its crypto

A CERDEC team of engineers is touring bases in the United States and abroad, replacing antiquated devices with standardized, 21st-century units.

Air Force asks court to dismiss SpaceX lawsuit

SpaceX shouldn’t be allowed to challenge the core rocket contract because the company didn’t respond to original RFP, the Air Force says.