Communications


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.

These Marines will take Android smartphones into the field

An app for civil assistance missions will streamline data collection and sharing, while replacing manual, paper-based processes.

Air Force’s infrared satellite system gets to the next step

Lockheed and Northrop deliver the payload for the fourth GEO satellite in the Space Based Infrared System.

Welcome aboard: Navy shipyard crews going paperless

Accenture wins a $16.3 million contract to develop a tablet-based mobile system for maintenance operations.

ATK enters competition to replace Russian rocket engine

Solid-rocket booster manufacturer would compete with a United Launch Alliance-Blue Origins team for new Atlas V engine.

Navy tracks how solar events can disrupt satellite navigation

Coronal mass ejections can affect WAAS and other electronic systems in wide-ranging ways.

Air Force awards $40 million for electromagnetic research

River Research Institute, a non-profit organization, will conduct basic, applied and advanced research to improve C4ISR capabilities.