Defense IT


Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James is briefed on the FOB of the Future.

Air Force puts new tech into Forward Operating Base of the Future

The project taps alternative sources and efficient power use to reduce reliance on diesel fuel.

Air Force adds to deal for upgrading Global Hawk UAS

The award adds to the retrofit work for the unmanned aircraft, which is slated to entirely replace the manned U-2 spy plane.

The Waste to Energy System Demonstration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.

AFRL project powers up on base's trash

The waste-to-energy demonstration is turning up to 10 tons of trash a day into 300 megawatts of electric power.

DARPA in the market for ‘revolutionary’ ideas for improving military tech

The agency’s Tactical Technology Office is hosting a proposers’ day in April to inform contributors about strategy and portfolios for emerging technologies.

DOJ charges 7 Iranians with hacks against US banks, infrastructure

The indictment of Iran-linked hackers follows similar charges against others, highlighting that law enforcement has become a new tool in the cybersecurity arsenal.

Mercury acquisition embeds its presence in military systems

Mercury Systems' acquisition of Microsemi's would make it the military’s largest supplier of secure embedded processing equipment.

New DARPA challenge takes aim at spectrum sharing

DARPA's Spectrum Collaboration Challenge seeks to find creative and collaborative solutions to the increasing danger of limited spectrum space.

DOD's future security, info sharing will ride on the cloud

CIO Terry Halvorsen tells Congress that a virtual cloud environment -- attainable in five years -- could improve security and allow cooperation with traditional and non-traditional partners.

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