Army wants to give soldiers their own micro-drones

The service is asking industry for information on developing UAS weighing 150 grams for ISR in the field.

SmartCAR makes soldiers wise to chem-bio threats

The handheld device tests for pathogens on the spot and communicates results up the chain of command via Nett Warrior smartphones.

The 4 prongs of DOD's cybersecurity discipline plan

The Pentagon's implementation plan looks to enforce better cyber hygiene throughout the department.

Strategies for delivering on the promise of JIE

DOD can control access while limiting the attack surface of a joint network, SolarWinds' Joel Dolisy writes.

DARPA's high-speed vertical-lift plane goes to Phase 2

Aurora Flight Sciences' design for the VTOL X-Plane project aims to improve hovering efficiency while also increasing airspeed.

Cloud shift, data security driving encryption use

An industry survey forecasts broad use of crypto technologies as more enterprises shift sensitive data to the cloud.

DOD's long path to creating a cyber warrior workforce

The U.S. Cyber Command is gearing up for the initial operating capacity of its Cyber Mission Force, despite some setbacks, and looking to groom the next generation of cyber warriors in the pipeline.

Pentagon to welcome hackers with open arms

In a new initiative called Hack the Pentagon, DOD is inviting vetted hackers to explore potential vulnerabilities in systems as part of the government’s first bug bounty program.

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