Pentagon plans for spectrum policy changes, IT modernization

DOD Deputy CIO Frederick Moorefield says "static" policy remains spectrum's "biggest hurdle" -- something he hopes to change in 2021.

DISA pushes bring your own approved devices

Thanks to the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing your own approved device (BYOAD) is now a high priority for the Defense Information Systems Agency.

DHS tests tech to spot rogue wireless devices

The Department of Homeland Security's research and development arm is testing a portable wireless device detection system that would track down unauthorized gear.

Army experiment highlights need for coders at the edge

After a big experiment using more than 30 different developing technologies at Yuma Proving Ground, the Army is certain it will need two things: more software workers and smaller tactical operating units.

Coast Guard may soon be carrying handheld translators

Department of Homeland Security has awarded Phase 1 funding to Kynamics to build a portable, standalone language translator.

Army tests the limits of its integrated tactical network

The Army's Project Convergence exercise has put the Integrated Tactical Network to the test. But holes in its availability prove there's work to be done.

The challenges of bringing your own classified device

The intelligence community is working out whether it can allow staff to use their own devices for work.

U.S. imposes new restrictions on Huawei, semiconductor industry

The Department of Commerce is tightening rules targeting the Chinese telecom's supply chain around computer processing chips and restricting sales of chips made with U.S. technology.

DOD clears mid-band spectrum for commercial 5G

The Defense Department has made another 100 megahertz of mid-band spectrum bandwidth available for commercial 5G use.

Navy considers wearables for proximity tracking

The Naval Sea Systems Command is looking for wearable tracking devices so it can tell when staff members might have been exposed to a COVID-positive person at work.

Navy, Marines look to boost virtual ‘sailorization’ for recruits

Wwhile recruits are under restricted movement orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19 , the Navy and Marine Corps are using a distributed learning environment where lessons to recruits are pushed to wireless devices.

Pentagon names 7 new military sites for 5G testing

The Defense Department has selected seven new military installations to conduct 5G testing and experimentation in several areas including augmented reality, wireless connectivity, and spectrum sharing.

Meet BESPIN, the Air Force startup driving the switch to mobile

COVID-19 and telework exposed the Air Force's lack of mobile capabilities. BESPIN is trying to change that, that one app at a time.

DISA awards $87 million contract for classified mobile

The Defense Department’s IT support agency awarded Booz Allen Hamilton the new contract for classified mobile enterprise services for more than 4,000 users.

Air Force aims to make secure mobile identity management the norm

Jason Howe, the Air Force's chief technology officer and chief cloud architect for manpower, personnel, and services, said the pandemic has exposed DOD's need for better mobile security.

DOD seeks more 5G prototypes

The Defense Department detailed two more draft plans for proposed 5G testbeds at military bases around the country.

DOD announces 5G military test sites

The Defense Department named five bases around the country to test emerging high speed 5G network applications.