Author Archive

Mark Pomerleau

Mark Pomerleau is a former editorial fellow with GCN and Defense Systems.
IT Infrastructure

IARPA wants intel tools that can predict the future

IARPA is interested in proposals ranging four broad topics – anticipatory intelligence, analysis, operations and collection – to better integrate intelligence.

DARPA looks to improve tracking of objects in space

The Pentagon's research arm has a plan to increase fidelity in tracking satellites, other assets and debris in orbit.

Cyber

Vermont Guard gears up for major cyber exercise

The Guard, preparing for the large Vigilant Guard cyber exercise in protecting critical infrastructure, is asking for contractor assistance in spinning up a cyber range.

Cyber

Carlin: U.S. is looking to unite on cyber deterrence

The assistant attorney general provided additional insights into what a whole-of-government strategy in cyberspace might look like.

Cyber

Cyber Command getting closer to full deployment

Military officials tell Congress of progress in building the cyber mission force and provided examples of military operations in cyberspace.

Cyber

Army Forces Command looking for cyber and EW support

The command is seeking support from industry for improving its cyber and electronic warfare operations.

Cyber

DOD looks to develop a preemptive approach to network defense

The Joint Force Headquarters for the DOD Information Network, a subordinate command of Cyber Command, is developing a strategic plan for defending its networks around the world.

Cyber

Cyber forces prepare for an attack on a grand scale

In the annual Cyber Guard exercise, DOD worked with organizations across all sectors to simulate the response to a coordinated cyberattack.

Cyber

To keep pace, military targets rapid prototyping and faster acquisition

Officials have expressed exasperation over the bulky acquisition process, which does not scale at “cyber speed.”

Cyber

Analytics could be the key to cyber defense

DOD officials talk about the automated, big data tools that could do a lot to protect DOD networks.

Connected Warrior

Widespread battle-ready wearables likely still far off

Despite technology improvements, an Air Force scientist says a majority of wearable devices aren’t ready for the field.

IT Infrastructure

Army looks to boost security, bandwidth with network modernization

Officials say open standards, cloud architectures are keys to making their network more efficient and effective.

Cyber

SAIC wins big Cyber Command support contract

SAIC will be providing a raft of support duties as the prime contractor under a recent deal totaling up to $460 million

Connected Warrior

Navy wants drones to help drones

The Office of Naval Research is looking for other unmanned platforms to provide data transfers and refuel unmanned surface vehicles at sea.

Connected Warrior

Bluefin’s SandShark a new breed of small, versatile underwater drones

The autonomous UUV, weighing less than 15 pounds, is capable of a variety of missions, including operating in swarms.

Drone maker demos a detect-and-avoid system for its lead UAS

Reaper and Predator manufacturer General Atomics puts its Due Regard Radar to the test, while also achieving a new flight endurance record for the Reaper.

Connected Warrior

Air Force looking for next-gen sensors

AFRL puts out a call for technologies to improve targeting via new electro-optical sensors for ISR and situation awareness.

Connected Warrior

Air Force: Cyber is a factor in future air superiority

Two studies point out that cyber activities and a changing threat landscape are having an impact on how the service approaches operations in air and space.

IT Infrastructure

Air Force turns its attention to small UAS platforms

The proliferation of small systems present a threat, but also an opportunity, the service says in a recently released 20-year plan for small UAS.

IT Infrastructure

Air Force wants to tap into commercial satellite capacity

The Air Force released a request for information for Pathfinder 3, which is intended to provide the warfighter flexible access to commercial and military satellite capability.