ULA considers non-Russian launch engine for Atlas V

Under political pressure to stop using the RD-180 first-stage engine, the joint venture is studying concepts for a U.S.-made replacement.

DARPA initiative looks to push the limits of science, engineering

The Defense Sciences Office releases a BAA focusing on physics, chemistry and material sciences for new military capabilities.

Air Force gets serious about securing infrastructure

Engineers and cyber experts team up to develop standards and software to protect SCADA and other critical systems.

Excalibur S artillery shell can change course in flight

Raytheon's dual-guidance system can switch from GPS to laser guidance to hit moving targets, reduce collateral damage.

DOD aims to make smart ID cards even smarter

CACs and PIV cards with increased security could be used as transit or credit cards.

DARPA, Navy want long-range ISR drones for smaller ships

The Tern program plans to build a medium-altitude, long-endurance UAS that doesn’t need an aircraft carrier for take-off.

US cyber official: Treat IT architecture as a weapon

DOD also needs to take account of its infrastructure and develop the ability to respond quickly to attacks, Marine Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis says.

Chris LaPoint SolarWinds

Barking up the right tree: a dual-use approach to continuous monitoring

Configured the right way, continuous monitoring not only protects your network but enhances it.