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  1. Boston Engineering's BIOSwimmer. The company also makes the GhostSwimmer. Boston Engineering

    Is that a tuna or an unmanned underwater vehicle?

    The Pentagon tests a UUV about the size of a large fish.

    • Dec 18, 2014
  2. The Office of Naval Research's Tactical Cyber Range was deployed by the Marines during a multinational Bold Alligator exercise last month off the Virginia coast. Corbin J. Shea/ / Navy

    Marines test Navy's cyber range

    Office of Naval Research also tests augmented reality glasses during Bold Alligator.

    • Dec 18, 2014
  3. Taiwan shows off UAVs

    Taiwan's military displayed its unmanned capabilities this week.

    • Dec 18, 2014
  4. Israel Aerospace Industries' Heron UAV will be employed in the Republic of Korea. Israel Aerospace Industries

    Republic of Korea Army selects Heron UAS

    The service chose Israel Aerospace Industries' unmanned aerial system as part of an upgrade project.

    • Dec 18, 2014
  5. No longer DoD's cloud broker, DISA is now responsible for issuing provisional authorization to cloud providers that meet DoD's criteria. File

    DoD releases new federated cloud procurement policy

    With DISA out as cloud broker, policy outlines roles and procedures intended to speed up cloud acquisition.

    • Dec 17, 2014
  6. Italian Air Force Reapers will be used to monitor crowds in Italian cities. Imperi Roberto / Italian Air Force

    Italian Reaper drones to be used for crowd monitoring

    As their deployment to Afghanistan comes to an end, unarmed Italian Reaper UAVs are to be used to monitor soccer games and demonstrations in Italy's cities, following a deal struck between the Italian Air Force and the country's police forces.

    • Dec 17, 2014
  7. The Ground Based Sense and Avoid radar system site at Fort Hood, Texas, is the first of five installations that will aid unmanned aerial systems in navigating occupied airspace. Credit: Viva Kelley/UASAIC

    Army navigates new UAS radar system installations

    Fort Hood's Ground Based Sense and Avoid radar will improve UAS airspace navigation capabilities.

    • Dec 17, 2014
  8. The 'biosleeve' is made by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The sleeve was tested during the lab's Intuitive Robotic Operator Control Challenge in October. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab

    Robotics competition helps Marines select best cutting-edge controller

    The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab is selecting at least one of five technologies to study more closely.

    • Dec 17, 2014
  9. The Russian Northern Fleet AKULA class nuclear-powered attack submarine gets underway on the surface. Russia's next generation of nuclear submarines will come equipped with drones and robots, according to some reports in Russian media. Defense Department

    Russia vows to arm submarines with underwater drones

    The next generation of nuclear submarines will also be equipped with robots, Russian media reports.

    • Dec 17, 2014
  10. Coast Guard air crew unhook a MQ-8B Fire Scout during a test on the Coast Guard Cutter, USCGC Bertholf near Los Angeles. U.S. Coast Guard

    Coast Guard launches Fire Scout from a cutter

    The Coast Guard is adopting Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial system for surveillance reinforcement.

    • Dec 16, 2014
  11. An Atlas V rocket similar to this one launched a classified payload for the NRO. Patrick H. Corkery / U.S. Navy

    NRO launches spy satellite

    An Atlas V rocket took the classified cargo into space.

    • Dec 16, 2014
  12. As the amount of data gathered by sensor systems increases, data storage and management become critically important to make effective use of it. MC3 Johndion Magsipoc / U.S. Navy

    Sensor data demands more from storage

    Nimble storage and agile management are necessary to reduce time spent looking for the right data.

    • Dec 16, 2014
  13. L-3 will provide a data link for Desert Hawk III UAVs in Britain, as a partner to Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin

    L-3 to provide data link for UK UAVs

    Lockheed Martin picks the company for the work.

    • Dec 16, 2014
  14. A UAV training complex to be built at Fort Bliss would include a 5,000-foot-long paved runway and access taxiway for the Gray Eagle UAS. Army

    Fort Bliss builds Gray Eagle UAV complex

    The center will feature a 50,000 square-foot hangar, also will support Shadow UAV.

    • Dec 15, 2014
  15. The Army's increasing use of handheld devices includes TACMARK, which gives soldiers access to the data they need in the war zone, such as manuals, regulations and maps. Edric Thompson/ / Army

    Taking mobile to the tactical edge

    How to avoid common pitfalls in mobile situational awareness.

    • Dec 16, 2014
  16. student pilot and sensor operator man the controls of an MQ-9 Reaper in a ground-based cockpit during a training mission flown from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, New York. A lot of what fighter and bomber pilots do 'relies on what's being done with the Predators and Reapers,' Col. Kyle Robinson says. Tech. Sgt. Ricky Best/Air Force

    RPA pilots are getting more respect in flying world

    Col. Ray Alves flew F-16s over Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq. But since then, he has trained to 'fly' remotely piloted aircraft.

    • Dec 16, 2014
  17. The House narrowly approved a $1 trillion governmentwide spending bill. Chip Somodevilla/ / Getty Images

    House approves $554B for Pentagon

    The House on Thursday narrowly approved a $1 trillion governmentwide spending bill, but only after shouting on the floor, the changing of votes and arm-twisting behind closed doors.

    • Dec 15, 2014
  18. Ground radar systems technicians check aircraft targets to make sure the radar system is properly calibrated after a preventative maintenance inspection. Forecasts expect the global military radar market to reach $18.5 billion by 2013. (Michael Means/Air Force)

    Global military radar market to reach $18.5B

    Early warning, surveillance and fire control make up the largest segments.

    • Dec 15, 2014
  19. Tim Rudolph believes IaaS can end the Air Force's data center dependence. Courtesy

    Tim Rudolph: Air Force aims for zero data centers through purchase of IaaS

    Rudolph explains the strategy that the Air Force is using to eliminate the need for data centers.

    • Dec 12, 2014
  20. The deployable communication and information system was tested in trials in Poland earlier this year. NATO

    NATO eyes deployable comm system for high readiness forces

    Airbus Defence and Space UK has developed three systems that NATO contracted for.

    • Dec 12, 2014
  21. LTC Ryan Worthan Staff

    3 takeaways from NIE 15.1

    WIN-T Increment 2 survived the desert heat; what did we learn?

    • Dec 12, 2014
  22. The United Kingdom has joined the United States, Canada and The Netherlands in testing AEHF for their most important communications needs, from heads of state to troops in the field. Lockheed Martin image

    Northrop Grumman delivers protected communications payload

    Delivered early, the payload includes a variety of antennas to facilitate communications.

    • Dec 11, 2014
  23. The Aerosonde small unmanned aerial vehicle has been authorized by the FAA. Aerosonde

    Aerosonde UAV receives FAA approval

    The Aerosonde flights will be near Blackstone, Virginia.

    • Dec 11, 2014
  24. The British Army has contracted a UK company to help find budding ideas and developments that could evolve into the next big thing for land forces. Here, US Army soldiers demonstrate the Dismounted Soldier Training System, an immersive virtual system that allows them to practice many different missions in a virtual world. US Army

    Research firm casting wide net to help UK Army find future innovations

    Technology to be reviewed includes 3-D printing, synthetic biology, quantum technologies, big data, robotics, sensors, power, communications and augmented human performance.

    • Dec 11, 2014
  25. The KaBOOM antenna at sunrise. NASA

    XTAR contributes X-band to help NASA spot space debris

    In a project called KaBOOM, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is testing a phased reflector antenna array to improve detection and tracking of space junk near Earth.

    • Dec 11, 2014
  26. Christmastime is here — and so is the 'cromnibus,' a massive spending bill needed to keep the government running through FY2015. The spending measure must pass by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. (EST) to avert a government shutdown. Pete Marovich / Getty Images

    Congress inserts $554B for DoD in 'cromnibus' spending bill

    The spending measure must pass by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. to avert a government shutdown.

    • Dec 11, 2014
  27. This ship-mounted laser has been proving its worth as a weapon in Navy tests. Navy

    Laser weapon prototype proves mettle in tests

    The Office of Navel Research has successfully tested a ship-mounted laser weapon system in the Persian Gulf.

    • Dec 11, 2014
  28. The most recent version of the Army's 3D virtual training game, Virtual Battle Space 3, allows players to personalize their avatar within the simulation. Army

    Army adds personality to avatars

    Simulations used in training are becoming more and more realistic.

    • Dec 11, 2014
  29. Alion's work on the HAWK program will enable the rapid development of advanced waveforms for radio communications. Staff Sgt. Richard Andrade / U.S. Army

    Alion wins Air Force C3 contract for advanced waveforms

    Alion will design, develop, test and integrate services for the HAWK Advanced Waveform Development Environment Ecosystem.

    • Dec 10, 2014
  30. A vulnerability in a Mobile Device Management system used by government agencies could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code. U.S. Army photo

    Bug in IBM Mobile Device Manager opens critical security gap

    Vulnerability could give attacker access to all devices on managed network.

    • Dec 10, 2014
  31. Raytheon's Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer has been flight-tested by the Marines and Air Force. Raytheon

    Data-linked mini-jammer takes flilght

    The Air Force and Marine Corps have test-flown the EW device.

    • Dec 10, 2014
  32. The Army is seeking more information from industry about capabilities related to DCGS-A. TSgt. Michael R. Holzworth / Nevada

    Army issues second DCGS-A RFI

    Areas of interest include cloud computing, ease-of-use initiatives, big data analytics.

    • Dec 10, 2014
  33. Lockheed Martin put an interactive map for NGA's Map of the World on Amazon's commercial cloud. Lockheed Martin

    Amazon commercial cloud tapped for GEOINT

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency becomes the first intelligence agency to host an operational capability on Amazon.

    • Dec 10, 2014
  34. Updated software detects potential personally identifiable information in an email, giving the sender the opportunity to delete the information, encrypt the information or override and transmit the email as originally written. Airman 1st Class John Linzmeier/Air Force

    New software detects personal identifiers in email

    An updated software tool coming Friday will warn you if you include personally identifiable information in your Microsoft Outlook emails.

    • Dec 10, 2014
  35. Bob Kimball is Chief Technical Officer, Ciena Government Solutions. Courtesy Photo

    SDN: Mapping the route to resilient, secure military operations

    SDN can help military organizations achieve robust, resilient, and protected communications to meet DoD Net-Centric Operations requirements.

    • Dec 9, 2014
  36. Sen. Tom Coburn said the Senate will not adopt a pending National Defense Authorization Act by unanimous consent. Win McNamee/Getty Images

    Senator to delay NDAA vote

    Congress ends session with unresolved issues, shutdown possible.

    • Dec 9, 2014
  37. SPC Gerardo Cabrera dicusses the features of the Point of Presence vehicle behind him. Lars Schwetje/Staff

    VIDEO: New mobile command centers are like a 'TOC on wheels'

    Point-of-Presence vehicles give commanders a level of situational awareness once impossible in the field.

    • Dec 9, 2014
  38. The Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination (ARPDD) system can distinguish a periscope from radar clutter on the ocean. Navy

    Periscope-spotting radar software poised to go wide

    A new round of tests for the Navy's Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination system is a prelude to full-scale production.

    • Dec 9, 2014
  39. A US Air Force major instructs a student during a training mission in an MQ-1 simulator at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. 2nd Lt. Logan Clark / US Air Force

    Simulation is the real thing for Air Force training

    From a consumer-level virtual world to high-end specialized simulators, the Air Force is finding great value in an artificial reality.

    • Dec 9, 2014
  40. Arcturus JUMP Fixed Wing VTOL UAV Arcturus

    Arcturus upgrades JUMP 15 UAV

    Vertical take-off craft now has improved endurance and efficiency.

    • Dec 9, 2014
  41. Leidos takes electronic warfare contract

    The Air Force Research Laboratory IDIQ calls on the company to research, develop and test a variety of warning and countermeasures systems.

    • Dec 8, 2014
  42. Acting DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen says network hub tests are successful so far. Defense Department

    DoD's first network hub successful in early tests

    Tests are part of the Joint Regional Security Stack initiative.

    • Dec 8, 2014
  43. DoD IG faults cloud acquisition

    In the first of a series of reports, auditor notes problems in three sample contracts.

    • Dec 5, 2014

    DoD fumbled IPv6 transition, IG says

    Multiple missteps have kept the department from using the protocol's benefits.

    • Dec 5, 2014
  44. The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 Dec.4, legislation that would affect everything from CIO operations to agency rehiring of federal retirees. STAFF / AFP/Getty Images

    House passes sweeping Defense authorization bill

    Legislation reforms CIO authority, contracting processes and retiree hiring.

    • Dec 5, 2014
  45. Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene was killed Agu. 5 in an attack at a military academy in Afghanistan. U.S. Army / via Getty Images

    Report: General's killer fired 30 rounds

    Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the first American general officer to be killed by combat fire since Sept. 11, was shot by an Afghan MP who fired approximately 30 rounds from a barracks bathroom window into a large group of coalition forces.

    • Dec 5, 2014
  46. The MQ-8C, an upgraded MQ-8B Fire Scout with a larger airframe, can fly nearly twice as long and carry three times more payload. Navy

    Navy receives first MQ-8C Fire Scout

    The MQ-8C, an upgraded MQ-8B Fire Scout with a larger airframe, can fly nearly twice as long and carry three times more payload.

    • Dec 5, 2014
    Fort Hood is home to two Gray Eagle UAV companies. Army

    Fort Hood gets UAV sense-and-avoid

    Ground-based system will 'paint a 3-D picture.'

    • Dec 5, 2014
  47. DARPA's big-data push against sex trafficking

    DoD researchers are identifying networks based on data from the public web.

    • Dec 4, 2014
  48. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Warrior Web program seeks to create a soft, lightweight under-suit that would help reduce injuries and fatigue and improve Soldiers' ability to efficiently perform their missions. US Defense Department

    Army labs test DARPA's load-lightening exosuits

    The futuristic exosuits being tested by US Army researchers won't help soldiers outrun locomotives, and it'll still take more than a single bound to clear a tall building.

    • Dec 4, 2014

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