department of defense

  • Pentagon Clears BlackBerry, Samsung Devices For Defense Dept. Use

    Pentagon Clears BlackBerry, Samsung Devices For Defense Dept. Use

    BlackBerry and Samsung devices have been given the go-ahead for use on Defense Department networks. The approved devices are BlackBerry 10 smartphones, BlackBerry PlayBook tablets using the Enterprise Service 10 system and Samsung’s Android Knox. The Pentagon said earlier this week that it also expects to clear Apple devices using iOS 6 in early May. Read More

  • AOptix Lands DoD Contract To Turn Smartphones Into Biometric Data-Gathering Tools

    AOptix Lands DoD Contract To Turn Smartphones Into Biometric Data-Gathering Tools

    Smartphones may be invading pockets and purses across the world, but AOptix may soon bring those mobile devices to some far-flung warzones. The Campbell, Calif.-based company announced earlier today that it (along with government-centric IT partner CACI) nabbed a $3 million research contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to bring its “Smart Mobile Identity” concept to fruition. Read More

  • Boeing told to stop developing high-tech Airborne Laser, Multiple Kill Vehicle

    Yup, we come to CrunchGear for the latest in Department of Defense news. Looks like the DoD (that’s fancy inside-the-beltway talk) is telling Boeing to stop researching its Airborne Laser and Multiple Kill Vehicle. The DoD would rather Boeing spend its time (and taxpayer money) on less Star Wars/Trek-like tech. In other words, build guns and bullets, sure, but try not to focus your… Read More

  • US Troops To Be Left Without MySpace, YouTube, Fun


    In an effort to “save bandwith”, the Department of Defense is blocking access to pipe-hogs like YouTube and MySpace on official computers. Lots of employers put up such filters, but this is different: Troops and families living on U.S. bases will still be able to view the sites through private Internet networks, but the move leaves service members in Iraq and Afghanistan who use… Read More