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DARPA Builds Wireless Tactical Comm Gateway; Keith Gremban Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has built a gateway platform to help frontline U.S. soldiers and defense organizations communicate during tactical operations. DARPA’s Mobile Ad hoc Interoperability Network Gateway seeks to connect multiple communications systems into a common infrastructure and help forward-deployed troops send and receive voice, data and …

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Keith Trippie: DHS to Embrace Mobility for Communications

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to mobile devices as the agency’s primary means of communication, Federal Times reported Monday. Andy Medici writes the DHS is also developing security and privacy infrastructures for mobile devices and products. Keith Trippie, executive director for DHS’ enterprise system development office, told a GovDelivery crowd …

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DSCA: Saudi Arabia Seeks $1B in C4I Tech Upgrades

Saudi Arabia plans to buy $1.1 billion in command and control, communications and intelligence systems from the U.S. in a bid to help bolster regional security in the Middle Eastern country. The Saudi navy plans to acquire the technology for its vessels responsible for protecting the country’s coastline, the Defense …

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Army to Continue Network Modernization Program

The Defense Department has given the U.S. Army approval to continue a communication modernization program despite the government shutdown and budget cuts, FedScoop reported Monday. Dan Verton writes the Pentagon awarded a a $111 million contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems for the Army’s $6 billion Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program. This follow-on order to General …

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Navy Deploys Airship to Map Maryland, Virginia

The Naval Research Laboratory and the Navy’s Scientific Development Squadron ONE are flying an airship over the Washington metropolitan area to map Maryland and Virgini9a. The MZ-3A launched Saturday for a two-week mission to survey areas in locations within the Washington D.C. Flight Restriction Zone, the Navy said Sept. 20. Integrated …

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Marine Corps, Army Offer Warfighters Biometrics ID Device

The U.S. Marine Corps and the Army are fielding a portable device that works to analyze biological information and help warfighters verify the identities of individuals they come across during operations. The biometric enrollment and screening device aims to facilitate high-risk security measures that include base access, border control, counterintelligence screening …

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Army Wraps Up Cloud Email Move; Michael Krieger Comments

The U.S. Army has completed the migration of its email service to a cloud computing infrastructure, aiming to save $380 million in costs by 2017, the Army Press Service reported Tuesday. Margaret McBride writes the Department of Defense Enterprise Email program resulted from an initiative started two years ago to update …

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NAVAIR Seeks GPS Anti-Jam Capability with Small Antenna System

The Naval Air Systems Command has tested an antenna system designed to protect unmanned aerial vehicles’ GPS technology from signal interference. The Navy’s Communications and GPS Navigation Program Office conducted the two-week simulation of the transmitter installed on an Aerostar in cooperation with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and Naval Test Wing Atlantic, NAVAIR said Thursday. “If …

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