DISA awards $4.3B in contracts for telecommunications support

Eight companies will compete for work on the Defense Information Systems Network over the next 10 years.

SpaceX lands a rocket upright after orbital flight

The lower stage of a Falcon 9 lands vertically after delivering a payload of satellites into space.

Air Force to allow enlisted airmen to fly Global Hawks

In another effort to ameliorate the stress on remotely piloted aircraft crews, the service announced that enlisted personnel will be permitted to fly the surveillance-only aircraft.

Army fields robots for chem/bio/nuke detection

Researchers and contractor iRobot enhance the PackBot 510’s detection capability for use in South Korea.

Army streamlines tactical network with virtualization

Upgrades to WIN-T Increment 1 increase capability while cutting back on the amount of equipment required on the battlefield.

US agrees to sell military comms equipment to Taiwan

The State Department has approved a military sale of shipboard communications equipment to help the country counter potential threats from China.

AFRL puts its new supercomputer to work

The Air Force Research Lab recently marked its new supercomputer, Thunder, which has been in use since October.

Army moves fast to get prototype kits for Cyber Protection Teams

Following the first Cyber Innovation Challenge, the Army used a fast-track development method to award two contracts worth a total of $4.5 million for the kits.