The director of the National Reconnaissance Office says that the nation's classified satellite fleet is in good shape and so are the development programs in motion to produce a new generation of spacecraft to collect data on U.S. adversaries.
One Cobra pilot took it upon himself to prove to his superiors the benefits of iPads in battlefield communications and targeting when ground troops are in need. The risk paid off, and might influence long-term helicopter tech.
Air Force Gen. William Shelton has told lawmakers during a classified briefing earlier this month that the White House tried to persuade him to change his testimony to make it more favorable to a company with ties to a key Democratic donor.
The Army is receiving vital intelligence from tethered aerostats with reconfigurable sensor payloads that can stay aloft for weeks or months.
As networking makes all types of data readily available to warfighters, technical planners are continuing to enhance techniques to make sure warfighters can find the files they need.
The Army Geospatial Center is helping DOD improve stewardship of geospatial products, says Joseph Fontanella, the center's director.
New satellite photos from GeoEye provide a detailed view of now-fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's Tripoli compound.
Commercial satellite communications will continue to play a vital role in day-to-day communications and contingency operations even when next-generation space systems are deployed.