Defense Secretary Robert Gates intends to disestablish the major Pentagon offices that handle computer networks by transferring many of their functions to the Defense Information Systems Agency and other organizations, according to a recent memo issued as part of Gates' Pentagon efficiency initiative.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced last week it is seeking proposals addressing the development of "next generation sensors for fields, forces and time building upon established control and readout techniques from atomic physics."
The House Armed Services Committee is expected to urge U.S. Cyber Command officials to address "the big picture" during a Sept. 23 open hearing, according to a congressional source.
The Army recently acquired a set of "Rock Phones" that can communicate through 100 meters of solid rock using magnetic induction -- a technology manufacturers say could be used to ferret out enemies hiding in caves and tunnels or assist in search and rescue missions.
The Pentagon is launching a new Cyber Insider Threat (CINDER) program -- with a well-known hacker at the helm -- to respond to insider threats to government and military networks.
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the Army's ground-based sense-and-avoid system's "safety case," effectively expanding the service's available airspace for unmanned aerial system training, according to service officials.