Defense IT


Plan for cheap, reusable 'Gremlin' drones moves forward

DARPA has awarded contracts to four companies for the project, which seeks to launch inexpensive UAS from other aircraft and retrieve them mid-air after their missions.

New software opens the door to real-time data sharing for Marines

The Tactical Service Orientated Architecture lets Marines on the battlefield get mission-critical information via mobile device.

Who in DOD made the Fed 100 list?

FCW's annual awards honoring distinguished accomplishments in government IT includes a broad array of defense leaders.

Pentagon names 8 companies to support $7.2B electronics program

The contractors will compete to replace obsolete or malfunctioning electronics throughout the Defense Department.

DOD working on a more agile approach to EW

Army officials discuss the need to be able to adapt to ever-changing threats in the electromagnetic spectrum.

DISA moves back deadline for $17.5B Encore III contract

After making some changes to the RFP released earlier this month, vendors have an extra two weeks to respond.

Army's cyber challenge to focus on micro cloud management

The service is going to the Silicon Valley to enlist help in better managing the “vast, dynamic resource pool” of tactical networks.

Plan for satellite-repairing robots takes the next step

DARPA's program calls for a public-private effort to develop a robotic vehicle that can inspect, repair and upgrade GEO satellites that are otherwise out of reach.

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