Every day in the South China Sea, the Chinese are slowly adding to what Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Harry Harris, USN, has called the Great Wall of sand. The idea of using floating bases to create operational and legal advantages has been around for centuries, but it has strengthened as technology has provided the ability to build significant platforms at sea.
Small-scale robot developers who do not normally work with the federal government will be given a chance to do just that under DARPA's new Robotics Fast Track effort.
The U.S. government is just as vulnerable to cyberthreats—if not more so—compared to two years ago, according to a new survey of federal information security professionals. Nearly half of approximately 1,800 respondents indicated that security has not improved in the federal space, while another 17 percent stated their organization’s security posture is actually worse off.
The Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response device lived up to its name in Nepal, detecting signs of life that led to the rescue of four men trapped under as much as 10 feet of bricks, mud and other debris following the devastating April 25 earthquake in the area.
Years ago, commercial satellite providers successfully nudged their way into the military space domain. More than a decade later, some companies are gambling with technological improvements in hopes of retaining that hold on the lucrative market.
Key challenges continue to plague U.S. federal agencies and contractors in the area of cybersecurity, particularly for civilian agencies that trail the robust cyberdefense efforts of the Defense Department and intelligence community, according to a congressional investigative office tasked with summarizing the volatile situation for lawmakers.
The Government Accountability Office, an independent investigative arm of the U.S. Congress, recently reported the Small Business Administration could not fully determine if federal agencies met spending requirements for fiscal 2013 for SBIR programs; information small business leaders can use when seeking help from Congress.
Imagery captured from UAVs can be up to 10 times less expensive than from manned aircraft or satellites, prompting government agencies and private farmers alike to investigate using the economical method. But piecing the puzzle hasn't always produced a workable solution.
Lately, I have been thinking about the many ways people serve their nation.