DARPA awards contract for development of new radio chip

The agency gives Exelis a $10.7 million deal to provide improvements in security and jam-resistant airborne communication as part of the Communications in Contested Environments program.

MDA adds to Lockheed contract for missile defense system

The modification covers continued support for integrated control of missile systems, sensors and operators.

DISA's $1.6B deal with VMWare on hold after protests

Other companies say the agreement with the virtualization provider creates a competitive disadvantage.

Navy looks to add sensor/targeting array to Special Ops planes

The service wants a multifaceted electro-optical system for C-130J transport aircraft.

You can talk to a computer, but DARPA wants a real conversation

Program aims to remove the communications barrier so humans and computers can work collaboratively.

JIE: How DOD is building a bigger network that's also a smaller target

The Joint Regional Security Stacks add speed to the interservice network while reducing its cyber attack surface.

Handheld devices improve bio and chemical threat detection

Army researchers are developing systems to quickly detect harmful agents and share that information via smartphones.

New U.S. drone-sale policy also focused on economic security

The Obama administration's new export policy on armed UAS reflects a competitive international market for drone sales.