Growth in cyber threats reflected in budget

The head of Cyber Command, Adm. Michael Rogers, tells Congress the command’s increases in budget requests are justified if you “look at the world around you.”

Transcom is a case in point for whole-of-nation cyber posture

In congressional testimony, Gen. Darren McDew outlines how his outfit is uniquely postured between military and commercial service networks.

Backpack generates power through soldiers' motion

The Energy Harvester Assault Pack could eliminate the need to carry batteries by harnessing the power produced through natural movement.

Navy strikes deal for backpack anti-IED jammers

The military is continuing to invest in giving ground troops portable electronic warfare tools.

NRL project would collect solar power in space

The orbiting solar array could collect solar energy unencumbered by atmosphere, then transmit it to Earth via microwaves.

Boeing's new autonomous UUV can run for months at a time

The 51-foot long unmanned Echo Voyager, which runs on a rechargeable power system, can operate without a surface support vessel.

DARPA wants a leg-up on off-the-shelf weapons

The agency's Improv program is interested how people can use commercial technology to threaten U.S. military personnel.

DARPA looks to tap social media, big data to probe the causes of social unrest

The Next Generation Social Science program seeks to harness digital connections to identify "the primary drivers of social cooperation, instability and resilience."

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