NRL's Christoph Englert examines the prototype Michelson interferometer (MIGHTI) being developed at NRL for flight on NASA's ICON mission. NASA's ICON Mission a Go for 2017

When NASA’s Pegasus rocket lifts off in June 2017, it will carry scientific equipment and technology that might help researchers better understand space variations that contribute to disruptions in communications equipment, radar and Global Positioning Systems here on Earth.

DSCOVR spacecraft at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland. 5 Weeks and Counting: New NOAA Weather Satellite Readies for Launch

Scientists gear up to launch revolutionary technology into deep space that will provide the most advanced solar storm warning system to date. The spacecraft includes new research systems that also will better monitor Earth's atmosphere and land. 

NGA Wants Your Intelligence Data in the Cloud

With the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's interactive Map of the World now residing in the cloud, the intelligence agency plans to expand the tools and content.

Maj. Mark Jacobsen, USAF, tests an unmanned aerial vehicle as part of the Syria Airlift Project, which he hopes one day will use drones to deliver food and medicine to war-torn countries. Drone Airlift Project Could Drop Food, Medicine to War Refugees

After witnessing the depressing impact of starvation and lack of medicine for Syrian refugees encamped in Turkey, Maj. Mark Jacobsen, USAF, embarked on a project that he hopes one day will use unmanned aerial vehicles to airdop lifesaving supplies for victims of war-ravaged nations.

A soldier with the 3rd Infantry Division monitors activity from an unmanned aerial vehicle. Warfighters and decision makers may have access to better information more rapidly if the intelligence community is able to realize its goal of an intelligence Internet of Things. Intelligence Plans Its Own Internet of Things

The U.S. intelligence community is moving toward a hypernetwork of sensors and data collectors that ultimately will constitute an Internet of Things for the community and its customers. If it is successful, the intelligence community would have more data, processed into more knowledge, available more quickly and with greater fidelity for operators and decision makers.

U.S. soldiers use the Distributed Common Ground System-Army, or DCGS-A, operations center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s communications-electronics center’s Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate hosts the Tactical Capabilities Integration Lab in an effort to expedite cloud computing technologies to the soldier. Innovation Programs Fuel Greater Industry Creativity

The U.S. Army is using one of its laboratories to incorporate innovative small business solutions directly into the force in a matter of months instead of years.