Defense IT


Air Force, industry seek to cyber-protect weapons, fighter jets

Heavy reliance on networked technology has created a situation where larger platforms can be vulnerable to cyber attack and are in need of protection.

Sea Hawk

Navy fast-tracks new Electronic Warfare sensor

Lockheed is developing an EW pod for Sea Hawk helicopters to help with anti-ship missile defense.


DOD R&D spending declined over last decade, CRS said

Although IT and telecom services fared better than other spending categories, research spending by industry partners has overtaken government R&D spending


Air Force explores commercial satellite resiliency

The service is evaluating new ways to protect communications from jamming and interference.


'Fake news' morphs into information warfare

The seemingly irresistible urge to click on news stories is being leveraging by hackers.

Command & Control

Army networks its command-and-control systems

Command Post Computing Environment is a developmental effort to synchronize command center mobile and fixed-site applications.

5-inch guns

Navy networks ship’s gunnery systems

An augmented reality helmet fuses information from a ship's gunnery liaison officer and weapons system into an easy-to-interpret visual format for the gunner.


Air Force, industry go on “offense” with cybersecurity

Emerging cyber defense tactics include a thorough assessment of prior cyber-attacks on government systems as a way of defending against them.

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