Defense IT


Amid cuts, DOD focuses on next 'offset strategy'

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said the new strategy would help counter emerging asymmetrical threats.

Meet the robot that learns by watching videos

University researchers, working under a DARPA program, develop a way for robots to turn visual cues into action.

SpaceX drops lawsuit, as Air Force continues ULA contract

An agreement will let Elon Musk's company compete for future military launches while the service maintains its current contract with ULA.

Sean Applegate Riverbed Technology

Can DOD networks handle the stress of big data?

Three simple steps can help DOD organizations rise to the challenge, Riverbed’s Sean Applegate writes.

The accidental hackers: Insiders pose the top threat to DOD networks

A survey by SolarWinds finds that careless or untrained users are the biggest source of threats, and they can do as much damage as any hacker.

Army goes open source with forensic analysis tool

ARL has released Dshell, which it has used for five years to understand compromises of DOD networks, to GitHub.

Board calls for $125B in DOD spending cuts over five years

The Defense Business Board's plan targets renegotiated contracts, early retirements and IT optimization as sources for the savings.

Air Force adds funds for developing better GPS equipment

Rockwell Collins gets a $21.8 million modification to speed up development of more powerful, M-Code-capable receivers.