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    • Apr. 16, 2014
  2. A visitor to Google's German offices looks at a three-dimensional rendering of French mountains using Google Earth software. Commercial imagery providers could soon be able to provide much higher-resolution images if suggested rule changes take effect. Adam Berry / Getty Images

    U.S. could lift commercial satellite imagery restrictions

    Limitations on resolution unpopular with companies, who say it hurts competitiveness.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  3. The Air Force tests Google Glass. Richard Eldridge/Air Force

    Will the military be speedier with Google Glass?

    After catching on to the value of smartphones later than most, the military has a second chance with wearables.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  4. Tech. Sgt. Darren Montefu, 920th Rescue Wing reserve aircraft maintenance engineer, performs a pre-flight inspection using a semi-rugged commercial mobile device. Air Force

    WiFi speed could quadruple soon

    Qualcomm is touting a technology born from 7 years of research.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  5. FLIR wins $18M Army contract

    Company will deliver chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives detectors.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  6. LTG Michael T. Flynn, shown here addressing the 12th Annual C4ISR Journal Conference, told the audience at GEOINT 2013* that DIA is undergoing a necessary transformation to handle today's threat environment. Gannett Government Media Corp

    DIA focuses on integration, cyberspace

    'Crisis is the new normal,' says director.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  7. Letitia Long is guiding NGIA through a transition to become a new kind of information provider.

    Next for intelligence: immersion

    NGA to lead the way toward a new intel paradigm.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  8. Google's Project Loon hot air balloon ws part of an effort to provide Internet access to rural and remote areas. Google has acquired a maker of solar-power UAVs as part of a similar project. Wikimedia

    Google buys solar UAV maker

    The deal with Titan Aerospace could expand Internet access.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  9. GEOINT 2013* coverage underway

    C4ISR & Networks reporter Amber Corrin has arrived in Tampa, along with Editor Barry Rosenberg, to cover GEOINT 2013. Watch our special microsite for continual updates from the show.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  10. UAV wins award for carrier-based operations

    The X-47B carrier-based combat UAV has won the prestigious 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  11. Kevin Coleman is a senior fellow at SilverRhino and former chief strategist at Netscape. (File) File

    The true lesson of Heartbleed

    Report of cyber vulnerability and the response point to an unmet need.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  12. A first: Unmanned, manned combat craft fly in formation

    The Dassault nEUROn joined a fighter and a business jet in a Mediterranean excursion.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  13. Marines test mobile tablets

    Hand-held computers could give real-time target intel -- if they pass muster.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  14. A pilot and sensor operator fly an MQ-9 Reaper from a ground control station at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. GAO has found that Air Force UAV management needs improvement. A1C Michael Shoemaker

    Some UAV crews not managed well

    GAO finds Air Force lapses that lead to reduced effectiveness.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  15. Four Channel Configuration: Dual SideHats and SINCGARS RT-1523s. VAA Mount Exelis image

    Exelis wins combat radio contract worth nearly $1B

    SideHat to be the first offering.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  16. Harry Hallock wants Army contractors to understand that 'tough times' are forcing spending cuts. Army

    Army projects contract spending will fall 25 percent in 2014

    'Times are tough' says procurement official.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  17. Senior Navy officials tour a data center at SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic in Charleston, S.C. Joe Bullinger / U.S. Navy

    Navy struggles to streamline IT

    Plan is to reduce 125 data centers to 20.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  18. James Miller, former Pentagon policy chief, will join cybersecurity firm Endgame. Courtesy

    Former U.S. policy chief joins cyber firm's board

    Endgame, the cybersecurity firm most famous for selling information about system vulnerabilities, has added former Pentagon policy chief James Miller to its advisory board.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  19. Israel launches spy satellite

    Israel launched a radar-equipped spy satellite Wednesday. The Ofek 10 satellite was launched from the Palmahim Air Base on a Shavit ('Comet') rocket, according to the Jerusalem Post.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  20. A Wave Glider SV2 is launched in Monterey Bay. Liquid Robotics

    Robots protect the seas

    Two companies have co-developed a system for maritime security

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  21. SINET's Robert Rodriguez John Todd / isiphotos.com

    Federal Government still facing cyber brain drain

    The federal government is losing talent in cyber fields, and the problem is only going to get worse, according to one expert.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  22. DISA is testing technology that could someday replace the Common Access Card. Army

    DISA tests a move away from CAC

    Derived credentials use digital tokens rather than a card reader to manage access.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  23. 2Lt. Krystin Shanklin, one of the BATMAN team leads. Researchers are testing Google Glass for possible use in combat zones. Richard Eldridge/711 Human Performance Wing

    Air Force R&D group experiments with Google Glass

    Combat troops could get a new tool in the utility belt, thanks to BATMAN.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  24. The fifth GPS IIS satellite has completed deployment. Boeing

    Fifth GPS IIF ready for action

    The fifth GPS IIF satellite has completed deployment and validation of the spacecraft's systems, according to a Boeing news release.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  25. Marines in Afghanistan are beginning to see more of the K-MAX Cargo Unmanned Aerial System, a helicopter designed to carry up to 4,000 pounds of cargo to U.S. forces in remote locations without a pilot. Colin Kelly/Staff

    K-MAX to get new software

    Mission-planning package will extend helicopter's versatility.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  26. DISA picks enterprise-wide security standard

    BAE system will become part of the Cross Domain Enterprise Services

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  27. The Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper, shown, and the MQ-1B Predator will conduct 65 round-the-clock combat air patrols in May. Master Sgt. Robert W. Valenca / Air Force

    Air Force reveals long-term UAV plans

    Predator, Reaper nearing target numbers for combat air patrols.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  28. Victor Gavin is hopeful for a September end to NGEN migration. Navy

    Navy accelerates NGEN completion

    After delay, service wants to finish ahead of schedule.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  29. Anthony Robbins is vice president of federal for Brocade. File

    Defense IT: Past lessons, future evolution

    A mid-year check on the trends of the times

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  30. DISA CIO David Bennett says commercial cloud offerings are beginning to appeal more to DoD. DISA

    DoD taking new look at commercial cloud

    Robust offerings from major companies hold appeal, but many concerns remain.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  31. Autonomy options for the Marines have taken a major step forward, as officials at the Office of Naval Research announced April 5 two successful helicopter flight demonstrations with unmanned flight capability at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., part of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System program. Navy

    Unmanned helicopter software passes flight tests

    System can turn any helicopter into an unmanned craft.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  32. The Air Force has successfully tested a new waveform intended to improve communications and connectivity. Air Force

    Air Force Ku-band waveform aces tests

    Technology enables voice, video and IP communications via satellite.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  33. Mobile phones can interfere with satellite communications, Air Force says. File

    DoD seeks method to block cell phone interference

    Mobile phones and other radio frequency emitters can disrupt satellite communications, Air Force says.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  34. Kevin Coleman is a senior fellow at SilverRhino and former chief strategist at Netscape. File

    Is BitCoin a cyberthreat?

    The electronic currency, not authorized by any law, poses a new kind of risk.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  35. The Navy's latest Fire Scout order brings the total number of the craft it wants to 19. Northrop Grumman

    Navy orders more Fire Scouts

    Unmanned helicopter is still in flight tests.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  36. The Army is requesting $500 million for 28 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters as part of it's unfunded priorities list. Defense Department

    UAVs and tech among unfunded priorities

    The Army is trying to buy back some of its earlier communications and tech modernization that had been curtailed in earlier base budget cuts.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  37. DARPA's Mobile Hotspots program uses a variety of technologies to extend communications to far-flung military units in combat. DARPA

    Mobile Hotspot program enters second phase

    DARPA project designed to provide comm backbone for remote units.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  38. Smart Node Pods pass flight tests

    Comm systems allow real-time information exchange among unrelated radios datalinks.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  39. Vice Adm. Jan Tighe smiles as she assumes command of U.S. Navy's 10th Fleet Cyber Command/during a ceremony conducted at fleet headquarters. Petty Officer 2nd Class David Finley/U.S. Navy

    Tighe takes over at 10th Fleet

    New Navy CYBERCOM commander to speak at C4ISR Conference.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  40. Michael Rogers has assumed his command post at NSA and CYBERCOM. Mike Morones/Navy Times

    Rogers takes helm at Cyber Command, NSA

    Successor to Keith Alexander is now in place.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  41. Mobile device management challenges some agencies. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    DISA's mobile device management plan a popular option

    Now work is underway on a plan for classified networks.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  42. Air Force seeks space-worthy electronics

    Space is a harsh environment, and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is searching for satellite electronics that can survive there.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  43. The Global Hawk has successfully used a second satellite link to transfer data. John Schwab/Air Force

    Global Hawk proves second satellite link

    UAV sends data using different SATCOM architectures

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  44. Jeffrey Sorenson is President and Partner, A.T. Kearney Public Sector & Defense Services, and retired Army LTG/former CIO-G6. File

    3 steps to clarify the cloud

    Cloud is widely popular, and also widely misunderstood.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  45. A Beechcraft MQM-107 Streaker on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. North Korea has UAVs believed to be modeled on the 107D. Air Force

    South Korea wants to detect enemy UAVs

    Country's radar systems often misidentify small craft.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  46. Graphics processors could unlock the power of Big Data, DARPA officials believe. Nvidia

    Do GPUs hold the key to Big Data?

    DARPA to turn graphics processors from video games to the real battlefield.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  47. DARPA's new office aims to take inspiration from nature to engineer new national defense technology. Boston Dynamics/DARPA

    Biology could inform a new round of tech innovation

    DARPA launches Biological Technology Office.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  48. Army seeks navigation software

    Current systems are not adequate for unpredictable terrain.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  49. Faisal Iqbal is Systems Engineering Director, Public Sector, Citrix.

    Solutions for scalability

    Application delivery controllers add flexibility

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  50. DoD's embrace of NIST security standards is not the radical shift it might appear to be, says DoD CIO Teri Takai. Mike Morones/Staff

    DoD adopts NIST security standards

    Move is 'evolution,' not a dramatic shift, CIO says.

    • Apr. 2, 2014
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