The conversational digital assistants would make complex analytics possible for nearly anyone, regardless of technical ability.
The Air Force chooses nine companies for a potential 10-year, $496 million data link platform support contract.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for radio technology that can withstand the frequent signal degradation that routinely occurs in military operational environments.
DARPA is reaching out for help in developing radio technology for the battlefield that increases network reliability.
Lockheed Martin wins a five-year, $110 million Air Force contract to build a "Gray Wolf" missile prototype that can connect with other weapons via a network.
Hopping between narrower satellite beams could increase data transfer and resiliency for the military's unmanned aerial systems.
The Marine Corps is gathering information as it explores development of a system to manage mobile devices around the globe.
While civilian agencies would do well to followthe Defense Department's lead in embracing IoT, all of government should look to smaller, emerging tech companies as well as traditional contractors.