Intelsat and others will study commercial provisioning of satellite tracking services under an Air Force contract.
DOD needs to be prepared for the increased network complexity brought on by mobile command posts, UAVs and other data sources, SolarWinds’ Chris LaPoint writes.
Under these scenarios, vendors would either set up shop inside a DOD data center or operate from a modular container on the premises.
Done well, big data analytics uncovers valuable nuggets of intelligence hidden inside mountains of structured, unstructured, real-time and legacy data assets, NetApp’s Greg Gardner writes.
A $23.5 million contract awarded to DRA will fund improvements to a collision avoidance system that takes advantage of an unmanned aircraft’s existing sensors.
The Maritime RobotX Challenge pits 15 teams from five Pacific Rim countries against each other in a test of autonomous architectures.
Raytheon wins a $19.5 million contract to get started on the first three of what could be 35 systems, which will form the backbone of ground-based air defense.
Spending with defense vendors fell by 16 percent in 2013, according to a study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.