The move is an initial step in modernizing the service’s use of commercial mobile technologies.
The Service Academy Cyber Stakes, hosted by DARPA, raises the skills of cadets and midshipmen.
Agency will spend up to $1.4 million to improve OrbitOutlook program, which monitors objects in low-Earth orbit.
The three-year agreement allows Army, Air Force and DISA to standardize tools.
The deployment will test the viability of directed-energy weapons, which have limitations, but are a lot cheaper than missiles.
Budget pressures, bandwidth demand and technical innovations in the private sector should lead the military to commercial options.
The potential for spoofing and jamming is prompting a look at old and new technologies.
Integrated armor system will provide special operators ballistic and fire protection.