Disagreement over whether UCLASS's primary role should be surveillance or strike has caused significant delays in the program, according to a GAO report.
Soldiers can now log in with only a username and password, which opens up access to smartphones and tablets.
The Defense secretary tells lawmakers how the department will tap Silicon Valley, the National Guard and Reserve Components to maintain technological superiority.
The provisional authorizations open up commercial services for data at Impact Level 2.
An ARL-sponsored program is using natural language processing to create virtual humans who can interact with and even counsel soldiers.
The CESARS program aims to protect ships against optically guided missiles, attack craft and drones.
The recent Mad Scientist Conference addressed the idea of embedding sensors into humans to help produce "sentient" data.
The technology promises to make aviation more fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly and quieter.