China is building an advanced combat jet that may rival within eight years Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-22 Raptor, the premier U.S. fighter, a U.S. intelligence official said. Reuters reports, the expected deployment is years ahead of what the Pentagon thought the date would be. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said last year it would be 2025 before China would have that capability –Now the the estimate is 2018. The F-22 blends speed, super-agility, stealth and sensor fusion into a single package
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NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey – the official U.S. government source for determining precise latitude, longitude and elevation – is undergoing a modernization effort that takes into account advances in GPS and other technologies. chief geodesist at NOAA, Dr. Dru Smith, tells us where we are with that.
Cybersecurity bill leans on buying power, cyber warrior ranks swell
Army Lt. Gen. Jeff Sorenson has been in demand over the last year. He explains why this week. May 20, 2010
The Navy strikes a deal to lump together all the fighter jets it plans to purchase over the next several years into a single large buy, in a victory for aerospace giant Boeing. Dr. Jacques Gansler, former undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, explains.
Amtower interviews James Lloyd, Program Director for the Veteran-Owned/Service Disabled Program at the US Army Office of Small Business Programs. May 17, 2010
GPS glitch hit some military systems in January.
Over a year ago, the U.S. Army, and other branches of the military, were experimenting with the use of the virtual worlds social media site ”Second Life” as a recruitment tool. Since that time, the military has branched out into using virtual worlds technology as a tool for collaboration. Now, civilian branches of government are looking to do the same thing. Federal News Radio’s Max Cacas has our exclusive coverage of the Third annual Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference, which concludes today at the National Defense University here in D.C..
WFED’s Max Cacas reports.
How would the military carry on in the event that an enemy manages to meltdown the DoD’s digital information infrastructure? We get thoughts from Air Force Major General Kevin Kennedy, Director for Joint Capability Development (J8), U.S. Joint Forces Command.
CyberPatriot combines online education and preliminary competition rounds delivered over the internet, proceeding to in-person finals held in conjunction with AFA National Symposia. We get details from Northrop Grumman’s Diane Miller and the Air Force Association’s David Buckwalter.
Cybersecurity Update – Tune in weekdays at 30 minutes past the hour for the latest cybersecurity news on The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Jane Norris (6-10 a.m.) and The Daily Debrief with Chris…
WFED’s Jason Miller reports.