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How big data is paying off for DOD

There’s no silver bullet to handling huge sets of data, but the military is finding ways to put analytics to use.

Budget pressures push Air Force to mull commercial satellite tracking

Intelsat and others will study commercial provisioning of satellite tracking services under an Air Force contract.

Chris LaPoint SolarWinds

Mobilizing the network? All those data sources can be a real drag

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.

DISA mulls on-premises models for cloud providers

Under these scenarios, vendors would either set up shop inside a DOD data center or operate from a modular container on the premises.

Greg Gardner NetApp

4 strategies for dealing with the coming data tsunami

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.

Air Force ups the ante on sense-and-avoid UAV technology

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.

ONR stages international competition for autonomous boats

The Maritime RobotX Challenge pits 15 teams from five Pacific Rim countries against each other in a test of autonomous architectures.

Air Force awards deal for next-gen 3D radar

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.