Defense IT


Appel named to lead JIE implementation

The former Joint Chiefs liaison to the DOD CIO is also appointed to the Senior Executive Service.

Air Force’s 30-year plan seeks 'strategic agility'

The service sees its biggest challenge as adapting and responding to change at a rate faster than its adversaries can, the new strategy document says.

Marines’ trail-blazing unmanned helicopter returns home

The K-MAX, which exceeded expectations as a cargo-hauling drone in Afghanistan, is being put into storage.

ARL explores dual-sensor gunfire detection, location

Logos Technologies, under a $9.7 million contract, will integrate audio and visual systems onto aerostats to detect hostile gunfire, explosions.

Researchers look to unlock the potential of synthetic biology

A DARPA program wants to make engineered organisms, which could create new sensors, coatings, drugs and other products, more robust, stable and safe.

US says China conducted secret anti-satellite weapons test

China is developing its ability to destroy satellites in orbit, which undermines stability in space, say State Department officials.

DARPA chief: Military's focus on big systems 'is now killing us'

Prabhaker says Pentagon has to shed its expensive, slow-moving approach to technology and new weapons.

Air Force takes $495M step toward hosted payloads for satellites

The service awards a contract to 14 companies with a plan for fast, flexible satellite operations.