Defense

  • The world has changed and the United States Air Force must change too, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said at the National Press Club.

    October 15, 2010
  • October 20th, 2010 at 11 AM The application of knowledge discovery within the cloud is immensely powerful, but not inbuilt. We are collectively moving past the question of \"what is cloud computing\", and swiftly moving towards \"how does the cloud enable advanced analysis against massive volumes of data?\" With industry and government leveraging multiple clouds, how do we successfully share and search large collections of data across systems, departments, and geographies? Organizations will continue to discuss and better understand the analytic power and economies of cloud computing, in the sense of data storage, sharing, and management; but we are quickly discovering that creating knowledge from data is more than just a discussion of technology. It\'s a discussion of what can be accomplished when massive data and cloud computing efficiencies combine to make advanced analysis and innovation possible.

    October 15, 2010
  • The state of Maryland and the Defense Department have reached agreement on critical traffic improvements in and around Fort Meade in preparation for an influx of new workers expected to arrive as a result of the base relocation and closing process.

    October 15, 2010
  • The test can be used to test for concussion on young athletes, infants with \"shaken baby syndrome\" and combat troops.

    October 15, 2010
  • Air Force Doctrine Document 3-12, Cyberspace Operations is now available.

    October 15, 2010
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to solve the mystery of how the Pentagon\'s health information system mistakenly accessed a confidential treatment form in the VA\'s health record system. The mistake kept one veteran from returning to combat.

    October 15, 2010
  • By order of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, NSA and DHS will exchange personnel, Wired reports.

    October 14, 2010
  • Imagine not having to worry about computer viruses when you surf the Internet. It\'s one of the things the Air Force\'s Lightweight Portable Security team is working on. We learn more about it, and how to get it for free, from team leader Rich Kutter.

    October 14, 2010
  • A new report finds contractors should balance portfolios across the spectrum of warfare, accommodating the shift in how the U.S. military plans, organizes and equips for battle.

    October 14, 2010
  • With the Walter Reed Army Medical Center set to close in less than a year, DC officials are unveiling their plans to redevelop a 62-acre portion of the hospital grounds into a neighborhood with new homes, shopping, green space and schools.

    October 14, 2010
  • The service will issue the first of five RFPs in a matter of weeks for cybersecurity services. The other solicitations are coming over the next year for everything from enterprise software to transport services. More than three-quarters of the users said they are pleased with the NMCI, according to the most recent customer satisfaction survey.

    October 14, 2010
  • The United States again appears to be relying on missile strikes by unmanned aircraft to target militants in Pakistan\'s tribal belt. According to the Associated Press, intelligence officials say suspected U.S. aircraft launched four missile strikes today at a house and two vehicles in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. They say the victims included three foreigners. The attacks took place in an area dominated by militants who often attack U.S. and other foreign troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. is now suspected of carrying out 14 missile strikes in the region this month.

    October 13, 2010
  • The Navy and Marine Corps will begin splitting up its massive NMCI contract this fall. The service announced Wednesday it will issue a request for proposals for cybersecurity services in a matter of weeks.

    October 13, 2010
  • It\'s been some of the best of times for military recruiters. In fact, fiscal 2010 has been a banner year for military recruitment and retention, according to the Defense Department website.

    October 13, 2010