Defense IT

Navy opens its Global Ocean Forecast System to the public

The Naval Research Lab agrees to let NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction tap into the system for public forecasts.

DOD budget reflects impact of cyber, unmanned systems, R&D

The 2015 spending plan cuts back in expected areas, but also shows how the Pentagon's focus is shifting.

Northrop’s Modular Space Vehicle gives Air Force faster satellite capability

The first open systems spacecraft bus will allow for ‘responsive space’ capabilities.

Drones seen driving spectrum sharing technologies

As commercial drones share the skies with the military and law enforcement, the need for multiband spectrum operations grows.

SpaceX gets closer to launching military, spy satellites

The Elon Musk-led company is nearing certification that would put it into competition with Lockheed/Boeing’s ULA.

Early successes pave way for more mobile in DOD’s future, CIO says

Operational mobility pilot programs have increased productivity and cut costs, says Takai.

GAO to DOD, VA on electronic health records: Prove it

The departments need to show that their separate EHR efforts are better than the joint initiative they abandoned last year.

New Army manual combines cyber, electromagnetic operations

The field manual maps out a plan for unifying cyber operations, electronic warfare and spectrum management.