Cover stories

DISA makes headway on key enterprise initiatives

The agency has laid groundwork for a private cloud and guided the Army e-mail migration in 2011.

Army streamlines tactical comms capabilities

Open-market technology and pressures on defense spending force changes in tactical combat communications.

Integration heightens insight into geospatial imagery

Processes such as tagging and standards make it simpler to merge geospatial images, maps and related data.

Military strives to lighten the load of comms gear

The military has multiple strategies for reducing the size, weight and power of warfighter communications equipment.

Army tactical network gets a stress test

Evaluation tests will vet new systems slated to re-equip Army units before redeployment.

DISA sees private cloud as catalyst for enterprise services

The Defense Information Services Agency's road to enterprise services begins with consolidation of the Defense Department's disparate e-mail systems that hinder net-centric operations and cross-organizational collaboration.

Army makes plans to phase out AKO

The portal would be replaced with an enterprise e-mail program, according to an internal Army document.

Smart-phone apps head to battle zones

Spurred by the Army's smart-phone plans, scores of sophisticated mobile apps, many designed for use in battlefield conditions, have arrived in recent months.

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