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Sequestration will not kill Army’s NIEs

Army leaders confirmed Wednesday that the Army’s fourth Network Integration Evaluation will occur this spring even if sequestration hits, like many expect, on Friday. The…


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‘Big data’ poses big problem for Pentagon

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Data scientists are the most in demand job for the military, according to Reggie Brothers, the deputy assistant secretary of defense…



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GD’s Newest Defense Against Cyber Attack

General Dynamics C4 Systems has a new encryptor device to help military or government personnel protect their data from cyber attack. The new TACLANE-1G (KG-175G)…


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GAO: DoD Should Oversee Army Network

The Government Accountability Office wants the Pentagon to tighten its oversight of the Army’s high-tech network effort. Developing and fielding an advanced tactical network designed…


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Marines Buy Tiny Wasp UAVs

The Marine Corps is spending $12 million on a new batch of AeroVironment Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft systems. Naval Air Systems Command’s Program Office…


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Army Issues Sources Sought for NIE 14.1

The U.S. Army has released a Sources Sought notice, inviting defense companies to try to improve the service’s existing network in the upcoming Network Integration…


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Army Buys New Radios for Deploying Units

The U.S. Army recently awarded General Dynamics C4 Systems and Rockwell Collins with a $306 million contract for 3,726 Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS)…



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DARPA’s Cheetah Robot Hits New Speeds

Deborah Netburn (great Internet name) of the LA Times reports the following: A new video released by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency shows the…



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DARPA tests breakthrough camera tech

The scientists at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency want to build high powered scopes and cameras for soldiers and Marines up to 2,000 times more powerful…


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Army buys 13K more Rifleman Radios

The Army recently awarded a $53.9 million contract to General Dymanics C4 Systems for 13,000 AN/PRC-154 Rifleman Radios, a Joint Tactical Radio System designed to…


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Building soldiers Spider-Man suits

Everyone knows the brain-trust over at DARPA has been looking at and funding projects for Iron Man-like exoskeletons, but lets not forget about their pursuit…


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New PTSD app for iPhone, Android

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon have released a new version of the smartphone app for vets dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. The…


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Army rushes to collect brain, TBI data

The U.S. Army wants to build a data set of concussions and traumatic brain injury events not yet seen in the medical community. Gen. Peter…


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NFL, Army partner on helmet sensors

NFL football players will wear the same sensors this season inside their helmets that U.S. soldiers have worn in Afghanistan to measure concussions. The sensors…



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Bin Laden’s Death Warrant

Ok, not literally, but in case you haven’t yet seen the piece of paper shown above, its the April 29, 2011 memo by then CIA…


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Conventional Vs SOF Helos?

Here’s question we’ve heard several times in the months since last summer’s downing of a CH-47 Chinook in Afghanistan that killed 30 U.S. troops, including…