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DISA raises the limit on support deal with Microsoft

The modification to the contract for Blue Badge Cardholder support brings the total to $575 million.

The Air Force brings the B-52 into the digital age

With Boeing's CONECT communications system, the venerable bomber goes from 'a rotary-dial phone to a smartphone.'

Creative simulations help test new weather radar

The Air Force is testing updates for C-5 Galaxy color weather radars using the salvaged cockpit of a downed C-5 as a simulator.

DOD, Silicon Valley to partner on flexible electronics

The $171 million initiative will be led by the FlexTech Alliance, a consortium of 162 companies, universities, and non-profits.

DARPA awards second deal for Phase II of ALIAS

Aurora Flight Sciences also will work on Phase II, which aims to add autonomous capabilities to helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

Study: Air Force embedded systems face significant cyber risks

According to a recent briefing to senior Air Force officials by the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, embedded systems face vulnerabilities, and the service doesn’t have the expertise to counter them.

Oshkosh grabs huge armored vehicle contract

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will replace vulnerable Humvees on the battlefield, after the Army awarded a $6.7 billion deal that could eventually grow to $30 billion.

Special Operations looking for additional UAS, training

The command recently issued a solicitation for at least three small UAS to be accompanied with training personnel in operation.