Laptops

Old school cost-cutting: when reused components work just fine

The Army’s Tactical Mission Command finds that not every part of the Command Post of the Future has to be new.

Defense intelligence officials struggle with mobile pilots

DIA is trying to find a balance between the advantages of wireless and the agency’s strict requirements for security.

Navy goes with HP PCs for ONE-Net refresh

The company’s products, including Elite notebooks, tablets and desktops, will replace current systems at domestic and international bases.

NCS releases first mobile zero-client laptop

Company eyes military, intell community, as agencies move toward virtualization.

DRS wins major Army contract for mobile, rugged computing

The company will produce mounted computer systems hardware for Army vehicles.

New features enable tactical computing products to survive the battlefield

Next-generation laptops, displays and mobile devices can endure the extreme conditions found at the tactical edge.

Taliban goes high tech to plan attacks on US, Afghan government

Taliban fighters are using technologies of the digital age to gain ground against U.S. and Afghan government urban targets in the war-torn country of Afghanistan. But allied forces are not taking the planned attacks lying down.

Military ruggedization on the ropes

Are formal ruggedization practices and procedures necessary for a military that increasingly relies on commercial-off-the-shelf computing and communications gear? Perhaps not.

IG finds more than 5,400 cybersecurity incidents at NASA

Cybersecurity problems at NASA range from installing malicious software to intruders stealing credentials for employees.

Army to issue ITES-3H RFP in 2012

The 10-year, $5 billion Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-3 Hardware contract will support the Army's requirements for commercial hardware and more.

Army goes rugged with biometric hardware, software kits

The Army has chosen GTSI to provide it with biometric identification hardware and software kits under a 16-month contract worth $159 million.

Marines to make major computer equipment buy

The Marine Corps is planning to spend $880 million to buy desktop and laptop computers and also rugged tablet computers through a five-year hardware contract.

Digital Conflict: Bin Laden raid nets largest intell cache ever

The computer data seized in the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan will take months to process, according to defense and intelligence insiders.

Navy's drone to perform mouse-click carrier landings

The first drone intended to fly off an aircraft carrier will be controlled by a mouse, Navy officials say.

As hardware shrinks, ruggedization challenges grow

The military wants more nimble rugged computers that reduce cost, size, weight and power to the warfighter.

Air Force rethinks WikiLeaks warning to military families

Air Force Public Affairs pulled the plug on its statement that family members of Air Force employees accessing WikiLeaks on a home computer may be subject to prosecution for espionage.

Rugged Getac laptop takes on the Lab's Thunderdome

The Getac B300 has a surprising number of features not found in all rugged laptops these days, such as lots of external ports and a fully functional DVD drive.