Non-Combat Technologies

Linux containers can minimize cross-domain security headaches

Containers can help expedite and improve the reliability of application and data transfers from the “low side” to the “high side,” allowing developers to safely move applications and data across domains while maintaining a secure pipeline.

Telework capabilities set stage for truly mobile DOD workforce

To maintain readiness, the military requires modern communications environments to connect joint and coalition forces, as well as support internal organizations and service providers for effective collaboration.

Air Force rolls out bomb disposal robots

Air Force Civil Engineer Center will deliver 333 new robots and training to every explosive ordnance disposal flight across the Air Force.

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.

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.

How cross-domain technologies are central to JADC2 success

Expanded with commercial technology, cross-domain solutions will play a crucial role in detecting threats as our military advantage on the world stage faces increasingly tough competition.

Air Force looks to expand 5G to 20 more bases

The Air Force looking for companies interested in leasing space to install additional infrastructure to support military and community cellular users at 20 installations ranging from Arizona up to North Dakota.

DISA plans single award for $11.7B IT contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency is working on the solicitation for an $11.7 IT support contract and as things currently stand, there will be one winner.

DOD's China-tech waiver targets bulk buys, excludes major weapons systems

Nearly three-fourths of what the Defense Department buys will be temporarily exempt from the government-wide Huawei ban.

Pentagon moves to revamp online education systems

As the pandemic increases the need for online learning, the Defense Department's chief management officer pushes change.

IARPA pursues advanced radio eavesdropping defenses

The intelligence community's research arm wants to use smart radio tech to find elusive signals might signal efforts to tap remote transmissions.

Army stands up its first software factory

Army Futures Command announced it has launched its first software factory at its headquarters in Austin, Texas. The entity is expected to hit initial operating capacity in early 2021.

Army tech chief: CIO split was 'right decision at the right time'

Army CIO/G6 Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford said the move, which follows his retirement, will allow the new CIO to focus more on big data, cloud migrations.

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.

VA secretary touts department's telework, telehealth efforts

Secretary Robert Wilkie also discussed the electronic health care records rollout and VA's need to pay more for certain essential hires.

Perspecta's NGEN protest denied

The Government Accountability Office has denied Perspecta’s challenge of the $7.7 billion Navy NGEN award that went to Leidos.

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.