The cloud, social media and cybersecurity are some of the major issues vexing two of the world’s major information technology users. One of those users is the U.S. military, but the other is IBM, which is plotting a road map to the future that might apply to the defense community.
The architecture of the Joint Information Environment (JIE) will help the Defense Department deal with the growing insider threat, according to Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). He told the audience at AFCEA’s three-day Joint Information Environment Mission Partner Symposium that the move to the cloud will enable better security and prevent the traditional insider threat from menacing valuable data.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is changing its own internal methods of operation to reflect the direction it is giving the services in the move toward the Joint Information Environment, according to Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF, DISA director, at the Joint Information Environment Mission Partner Symposium.
The defense community must move away from email and fully into social media, says the director of the Defense Information System Agency (DISA). Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF, told the audience at AFCEA’s Joint Information Environment Mission Partner Symposium that the defense community must break with the past in digital information technology.
NASA scientists at Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, reproduced the processes that occur in the atmosphere of a red giant star and lead to the formation of planet-forming interstellar dust.
As the Army launched this week its new Soldier for Life website for retired soldiers, it eliminated access for retirees and their families to a .mil email account on the Army Web portal Army Knowledge Online.
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) will open spaces on its campus for local researchers from academia, industry and other government agencies to foster in-person interactions for deeper insight into the service's technological challenges.
High school students and teachers get to learn about the world of cybersecurity through Sandia National Laboratories' Cyber Technologies Academy (CTA), which offers free classes for those interested in computer science and cybersecurity.
New York City wants to build a citywide network of Internet hotspots offering free Wi-Fi to replace the city’s aging network of payphones. The endeavor will supply all five boroughs with free access and is predicted to create local jobs for the development, according to city officials.
A bill introduced this week in the House of Representative would compel the U.S. Defense Department to create an office specifically to oversee unmanned systems strategy. Introduced by Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), the creation of the office is part of the Asia-Pacific Region Priority Act.
In large federal organizations, tension always exists between local and central personnel who have different priorities, available resources and levels of control. In the U.S. Defense Department, that tension is especially apparent between the information technology professionals at the local level and the folks who oversee all of an agency’s operations.
Few things are more frustrating than contacting big companies to reach customer service. The GetHuman app promises to make the process less painful by providing the best phone number or email address to avoid the usual frustrations.
Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, USMC, commander of the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, is a busy man. He travels a lot. He meets with a lot of high-ranking, important people. So what happened when the dog literally ate Technology Editor George I. Seffers' interview with the general?
High school students from Hampton, Virginia, not only carried off top honors Friday in the Exploration Design Challenge but will work with the NASA and Lockheed Martin spacecraft integration team to have their anti-radiation concept approved to fly into space.
The Joint Information Environment (JIE), under development by the U.S. Defense Department, is at a critical stage in its formation. At the JIE Mission Partner Symposium May 12-14 at the Baltimore Convention Center, senior leaders from DISA, the Defense Department Chief Information Office and the Joint Chiefs of Staff among others will address the way ahead for the JIE.