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JHU APL Demonstrates Light-Based Communications Technology in Navy Experiment

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory engineers demonstrated light fidelity or Li-Fi networking technology during a trip aboard the USS Carl Vinson. The technology uses light-emitting diodes that turn on and off for more than a million cycles in a second to send data between wireless communication devices, JHU APL said Thursday.

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GSA, Marine Corps Sign Performance-Based Agreement for Product & Service Acquisitions

The General Services Administration has agreed to help the U.S. Marine Corps buy technology platforms and logistics services through a performance-based contracting method.

Both parties also established the Partnership Agreement Council to identify methods to update information technology systems and manage supply chain operations for the service branch's procurement efforts, the GSA said Tuesday.

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Report: Russia Eyes Cloud-Based Military Data Storage

Russia’s military is developing a cloud-based infrastructure designed to operate with data centers and store confidential information, Defense One reported Friday. The report said the project is part of the country’s ongoing efforts to increase its armed forces’ capacity to perform missions even when internet connection is lost, damaged or hacked. …

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SecAF Heather Wilson: Space Defense an ‘Urgent’ National Priority

Heather Wilson, secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has said the service branch is developing concepts and technologies designed to counter adversarial threats to U.S. military space assets and operations. In a Fox News opinion piece published Monday, Wilson wrote that the government should continue working with its allies to increase collective …

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US Military Continues Training Support for Syrian Security Forces

The U.S. military continues to train local security forces in Syria as part of efforts to stop activities of the Islamic State militant organization, facilitate stabilization and meet campaign objectives in the region. Syrian security forces are tasked to prevent members of the militant group from escaping the country, integrate …

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Report: North Korea Delays Planned Guam Missile Strike

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has postponed his plans for a missile strike near the U.S. territory of Guam, Reuters reported Tuesday. The report said North Korea’s threat to fire missiles toward Guam heightened tensions in the region and President Donald Trump warned that the U.S. military would be ready …

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James Mattis: DoD Should Leverage AI Tech Advancements

Defense Secretary James Mattis wants the Defense Department to further invest in artificial intelligence and harness the technology for military applications, Wired reported Friday. “It’s got to be better integrated by [DoD], because I see many of the greatest advances out here on the West Coast in private industry.” “We’ll …

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