Defense Systems

Military uses social media to share info on Fort Hood shootings

Facebook and Twitter quickly became a way to communicate during and after the attack.

Defense Systems

Army gets assist with counter-terrorism initiatives

CACI International Inc. will support multiple Army organizations that provide counter terrorism solutions and other services under a new $23 million contract.

Defense Systems

DARPA to hold Internet competition

DARPA’s new contest challenges people to use the Internet to find 10 red weather balloons displayed across the United States for a day.

Defense Systems

As NSPS ends, employees wait for what's next

Details about how DOD's pay-for-performance system will end—and what will replace it—are still being worked out, experts say.

Defense Systems

Navy to enhance ship electronic warfare systems

Lockheed Martin Corp. will help the Navy develop surface electronic warfare technology under a new $9.9 million contract.

Defense Systems

Navy gets help with shore installation management

The Navy organization that manages shore installations awarded SAIC a new contract to provide program management and related support services.

Defense Systems

DISA ordered to contribute to geospatial intelligence suite

DISA and other DOD organizations must contribute to a suite of geospatial intelligence visualization tools, according to memo from DOD Deputy CIO Dave Wennergren.

Defense Systems

Army classrooms to get digital makeover

General Dynamics Information Technology has won an Army contract to modernize classroom training technology.

Defense Systems

Army cooks up new technology in AKO lab

A new test lab for the Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online (AKO/DKO) Web portal gives service officials a safe and efficient way to test new applications and technologies for the site.

Defense Systems

What you can do on AKO

Here are some of the features on the Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online (AKO/DKO) Web portals.

Defense Systems

Army places new orders for standards-based RFID tags

Savi Technology Inc. will provide supply tracking technology to the Defense Department under new contracts totaling $6.6 million.

Defense Systems

Defense training academy to offer new courses

CSC, which is developing the courses for GSA, will also implement an online training system to provide collaboration and information sharing across DOD.

Defense Systems

Air Force awards combat ID systems work

Raytheon Co. will provide computers used for combat identification to the Air Force under a new contract worth up to $100 million.

Defense Systems

Web 2.0 review could lead to restricted use of social networking in DOD

A review on how social media should be used at the Defense Department will likely lead to a policy that allows the use of Web 2.0 tools with restrictions due to security concerns, according to a DOD spokesman.

Defense Systems

DISA wins awards for two Web sites

The Defense Information Systems Agency has won the Web Marketing Association’s 2009 WebAwards for the best military Web site and the best government Web site.

Defense Systems

DOD to receive Project 25 compliant two-way radios

EF Johnson Technologies Inc. will provide two-way radios and accessories to the Defense Department under two contracts worth nearly $10 million.

Defense Systems

DISA will use telework to retain displaced employees

The Defense Systems Information Agency will use teleworking to retain employees as it relocates to Fort Meade, Md.

Defense Systems

5 reasons why DOD should embrace social media (and 5 reasons why not)

We asked some experts to present the arguments on both sides of the debate over the use of social media at DOD.

Defense Systems

Air Force buys more rugged computers

The Air Force is purchasing about $17 million worth of rugged notebook computers manufactured by Getac Inc.

Defense Systems

Army orders ground robots for engineer, infantry support

The Army has placed an order for 486 of iRobot’s PackBot 510s, the largest order the company has ever received.

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