The Department of Defense plans to leverage open source solutions and services to meet mission requirements, no matter where the tactical edge lies. Guest blogger Bob Kimball highlights how providing connectivity that enables high-performance, assured networking is not only critical, but the reason why defense and civilian agencies are closely examining software-defined networking as a solution.
U.S. lawmakers launched a bipartisan bid to boost the Department of Homeland Security's powers to better oversee cybersecurity compliance by federal agencies and intervene when they might fail to safeguard their networks.
Cyber intelligence is the emerging buzz term as the United States works to fend off not just attacks by criminals and nation-state hackers, but terrorists calling for an electronic jihad. The state of cybersecurity isn't as good as experts hoped, given years of initiatives and billions of dollars invested in shoring up vulnerabilities.
Most of the Defense Research and Engineering Network has received a major upgrade, providing U.S. military researchers with access to an unprecedented fast fiber optic network connecting five supercomputing centers at speeds 16 times faster than present rates.