Other DoD Agencies

  • DAU hires new president

    The Defense Acquisition University has a new president.

  • DAU hires new president, launches services tool

    Katrina McFarland takes over for Frank Anderson as the new head of the Defense Acquisition University. DAU also will provide help for all agencies in buying services.

  • Navy activates real-time view of networks

    The Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command said a lack of real-time visibility into their computer networks is a problem. A new operations center opening this week at Ft. Meade will let technicians see cyber attacks as they are happening.

  • Game On at Defense

    The Defense Acquisition University has launched the first ever Department of Defense casual games site. Games Czar Alicia Sanchez explains.

  • NDU course targets common mistakes in IT project management

    National Defense University’s iCollege professor Andy Gravatt explains the lessons on his course syllabus, from communication to risk management.

  • DCAA audit assistance explained

    Effective immediately, DCAA will accept contracting officers’ requests for audit assistance only for fixed-price proposals of more than $10 million and cost-type proposals worth more than $100 million. Tom Temin and Amy Morris explain.

  • Cyber Command plans offensive actions

    Fully operational last week, the Cyber Command is already planning offensive actions for cybersecurity.

  • DoD Cyber Command fully operational

    DoD’s Cyber Command is now fully operational.

  • DARPA Machine Learning

    As part of its Deep Learning program, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (or DARPA) is exploring recent breakthroughs in the ability of machines to learn and assess places and objects.

    The need for such research is being driven by the vast amount of data that’s become available to Defense commanders and analysts from new types of sensors. For warfighters, the data has to be quickly and correctly analyzed. Currently, that’s done by highly trained human operators. But as sensor capabilities expand, DARPA says sophisticated, powerful machines with the ability to imitate, and even surpass, human perceptual capabilities will be needed.

    They’re building applications that will allow computers to detect and classify objects and activities. So far, the results hold promise for achieving human-level-or-better analysis.

  • DARPA Kicks off Development of Flying Cars

    When the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says it’s ramping up a new Transformer program, they’re not talking about transferring AC to DC…. They mean transformers, like the toys, turned movie heroes. Only in the case of DARPA, it’s flying cars.

    DARPA says their Transformer program will attempt to combine the advantages of ground vehicles and helicopters into a single vehicle. Six vendors will participate in a 12-month effort to develop a robust ground vehicle that can transform into an air vehicle that can take-off and land vertically. It should be able to efficiently travel 250 nautical miles on land and in the air, or any combination, without a dedicated pilot, while carrying up to 1,000 pounds.

    The benefits to warfighters would be numerous, including better resupply operations and quicker medical evacuations.

  • DoD helps rethink disaster relief

    Harnessing the power of e-mail and the Web, STAR-TIDES has been working since 2007 to pull together some of the best minds in the world to help people and nations during times of natural disaster and crisis. Now, a National Defense University professor said the group is trying to overcome some geo-political limitations to its work.

  • Army Cyber Command must find right balance

    Maj. Gen. Hernandez took over the new organization Oct. 1. He tells Federal News Radio his goals include making sure the workforce has the capabilities it needs and to better understand the Army’s situational awareness.

  • Army Cyber Command must find right balance

    Maj. Gen. Hernandez took over the new organization Oct. 1. He tells Federal News Radio his goals include making sure the workforce has the capabilities it needs and to better understand the Army’s situational awareness.

  • NDU leads innovation in workforce improvement

    Learn more about what the 2010 GISLA winners have done.