Defense IT


Navy lab lends a FRENDly hand to robotic GEO satellite repair

Military laboratories are contributing to a revolutionary program aimed at robotically repairing satellites more than 22,000 miles above the Earth.

Pentagon awards deal for non-GPS precision guidance

DARPA is funding a project that would leverage MEMS technology to develop small inertial sensors.

Sailors take part in a FIST2FAC virtual reality exercise.

Virtual reality is Navy's vision of future training

The Office of Naval Research recently demonstrated yet another VR simulation tool that puts sailors in realistic combat scenarios.

One key to protecting networks: cut bandwidth requirements

A DOD official told Congress that reducing use of bandwidth could help shrink the attack surface for network-enabled systems.

Unmanned plane for launching satellites goes to Phase 2

Plans call for the Experimental Spaceplane to be able fly 10 times in 10 days, at a fraction of the cost of current launches.

Army's latest challenge: cyber awareness on the battlefield

The service is focusing on a software-based prototype model associated with cyber situational awareness.

Army unveils far-reaching network strategy

The service’s plan for 2025-2040 focuses on incorporating "leap-forward" technologies, including the Internet of Things, software-defined networks and a variety of sensors and analytics.

Rogers’ nightmare: weaponization of cyber by terrorists

In testimony to lawmakers, Cyber Command chief Adm. Michael Rogers highlighted the potential damage non-state actors could inflict in cyberspace going forward.

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