How Direction Finding Systems Continue to Revolutionize Military Intelligence

By Troy Barnes – Dec. 3, 2018 For more than a century, direction finding systems have been one of the military’s key tools for detecting and intercepting enemy signals. But even with today’s technological advances, which have largely traded trench warfare for cyber warfare, directional finding systems have maintained their relevance. Learn more about how direction finding systems work and how they’ve …

Could HQ2 Nab Amazon a $10 Billion DoD Cloud System Contract?

By Troy Barnes – Nov. 19, 2018 The long wait is over — Seattle-based behemoth Amazon recently announced its second headquarters (or HQ2) will actually be HQs 2 and 3, with bases in Queens, New York, and Crystal City, Virginia. While some point to the geographic and logistical advantages gained by the East Coast approach, others have taken a more …

$491 Million Diesel Contract Could Help Save Troop Lives

By Samir Naqvi – Oct. 15, 2018 Many civilians tend to take for granted their access to electricity and cellular communications. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other events that can suddenly (and temporarily) leave cell towers and power lines inoperable can send residents into a panic. But for members of the military, temporarily losing the ability to communicate with others …

Department of Defense’s ‘Molar Mic’ Tests the Boundaries of Technology

By Samir Naqvi – Oct. 2, 2018 Hearing strange voices inside your head is typically cause for alarm. But it could become a lifesaving reality for soldiers in the very near future. For military members, one of the disadvantages to using handheld radios in the field is their lack of security — even if the signal sent through a two-way …

Open Source Improves Efficiency at the Department of Defense

By Troy Barnes – Sept. 24, 2018 In 2017, the Department of Defense (DoD) took a step toward crowdsourcing its computer code. That unprecedented move led to the launch of Code.mil. The initiative allows private software engineers to collaborate with federal employees on unclassified code. These coders from all over the world support important and time-sensitive DoD projects. One year …

5 Military Technologies to Keep Your Eye On in 2019

Some of the world’s greatest technology are been born out of investments from the U.S. military. Some of these more well known military technologies include global positioning systems (GPS), Microwaves, digital cameras, and even duct tape. The defense budget increase for 2019 is set to kick-start important research and development projects for the creation of innovative military technologies. In fact, …