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Joey Cheng

Joey Cheng is an editorial fellow with Defense Systems.
Cyber

Sign of the times: cyber's bigger role in Air Force's Red Flag

Cyber specialists test their capabilities during the service’s principal air-to-air combat training exercise.

IT Infrastructure

Air Force fires back at IG over Reaper buys

The service says that the DOD Inspector General's report on purchases of the unmanned aircraft used out-of-date information.

Cyber

US indicts four for hacks of Army, tech company networks

Information stolen in the hacks includes Army helicopter training software, confidential data and source codes.

IT Infrastructure

NGA enlisting help for a classified spectral library effort

The agency is looking to fulfill a small business set aside for a database of the surface reflection measurements for certain materials.

IT Infrastructure

Navy tracks how solar events can disrupt satellite navigation

Coronal mass ejections can affect WAAS and other electronic systems in wide-ranging ways.

Connected Warrior

Air Force looks to open up control of airborne sensors

The ISTAC program would allow third parties, not just the pilot, to control advanced targeting pods.

IT Infrastructure

GAO: Data center savings underreported by billions

Despite meeting savings goals from consolidation, DOD and other agencies have had trouble in measuring and reporting the full amount saved.

IT Infrastructure

Air Force awards $40 million for electromagnetic research

River Research Institute, a non-profit organization, will conduct basic, applied and advanced research to improve C4ISR capabilities.

IT Infrastructure

Defense Department unveils newest acquisition initiative

Better Buying Power 3.0 calls for renewed focus on innovation and dominant capabilities.

IT Infrastructure

Stratcom signs space data agreement with U.K., Canada, Australia

The Combined Space Operations initiative will share space situational awareness information and resources among the allies.

IT Infrastructure

Navy's Triton UAV takes its first cross-country flight

The unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft has flown from California to Maryland for the start of operational testing.

Cyber

Navy looks for layered 'fishing nets' of cyber defense

ONR official also calls for more automated cyber tools that can provide proactive detection and defense.

Connected Warrior

Watch: Synthetic vision to allow pilots to fly 'blind'

A DARPA video shows helicopter pilots using real-time visualizations to navigate and avoid obstacles.

IT Infrastructure

Intelligence agencies getting on board with IC ITE

With the foundation set, the initiative is also looking to improve enterprise management and develop new capabilities.

IT Infrastructure

Air Force wants a better way to map and analyze its networks

The MAMA program seeks increased mission assurance by analyzing network traffic flows and associated metadata.

Connected Warrior

Army awards $7.2 billion deal for integrated intelligence support

Twenty-one contractors will have to compete for individual task orders to support intelligence, information operations.

Cyber

Army turns to industry for better cyber capabilities

The Contracting Command is seeking white papers from contractors that can develop new cyber capabilities and approaches.

Connected Warrior

Navy hires Lockheed for next phase of SEWIP

Lockheed Martin receives up to $147 million for low-rate initial production of the upgraded electronic warfare system.

Cyber

DARPA to hunt for space and time vulnerabilities of software algorithms

The STAC program is looking for techniques to find flaws in algorithms that could leak information or enable denial of service attacks.

Connected Warrior

Army eyes small, light SATCOM terminals for Special Ops

CERDEC is looking for technologies to build a lightweight antenna that can operate in low look angles.