Defense IT


Despite advanced threats, DOD still banking on drones

While unmanned aerial systems could be rendered ineffective against more advanced adversaries, Defense Secretary Carter told Congress that the department will continue to invest in these platforms, which will play a role in deterring nations like Russia.

The Army and industry meet at ARL

ARL looks west to spur innovation

The Army Research Lab is following the lead of the Defense Department and establishing an office on the West Coast to link up with the tech sector.

Internet of Things poses (manageable) cyber problems

Despite the vulnerabilities of increasingly connected devices, national security experts outlined manageable ways to curb these concerns.

DARPA seeks man-machine teaming to take manufacturing to the next level

The agency is looking for innovative mathematical solutions in manufacturing to leverage advances in new technologies such as additive manufacturing.

A Navy X-47B takes off from an aircraft carrier.

Navy again rebrands carrier-based drone program

Officials tell lawmakers what the service has planned for its carrier unmanned capability.

Air Force's cyber boss: Military needs to innovate at 'cyber speed'

The outgoing commander of the Air Force’s cyber force, Maj. Gen. Ed Wilson, offers some parting advice: 'Think big, start small, scale fast."

DOD official: The spectrum should be a domain of warfare

In a recent panel discussion, an Air Force general said the electromagnetic spectrum should be declared a domain, given how important EMS operations are.

DOD says it's prepared to support civilian response to a cyberattack

Officials push back on criticism that there is lack of clarity on how it will work with civilian agencies in the event of an attack on infrastructure.

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