Army avatars have the human touch

An ARL-sponsored program is using natural language processing to create virtual humans who can interact with and even counsel soldiers.

ONR working on a new electro-optical defense for Navy ships

The CESARS program aims to protect ships against optically guided missiles, attack craft and drones.

Future soldiers could be part of the Internet of Things

The recent Mad Scientist Conference addressed the idea of embedding sensors into humans to help produce "sentient" data.

Air Force, NASA test jet with 'morphing' wings

The technology promises to make aviation more fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly and quieter.

Antisatellite race heats up with China, Russia

The Air Force is exploring new antisatellite technologies -- but keeping quiet about which ones -- in response to Chinese tests and Russia's hard line.

Army awards $3.9 billion deal for Rifleman radios

Thales and Harris will compete for order of up to 193,276 of the software-defined radios, designed to take tactical communications to dismounted soldiers.

New software speeds up Marines' online ordering, even when not online

Three new applications in the Corps' logistics support system lets even Marines without Internet connectivity handle of the hard part of online transactions.

DOD's cyber evolution, four years later

The department's recently released cyber strategy shows how much the landscape has changed since 2011.