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Defense spending related to quantum computing would get boost under two proposed Senate bills - News

April 21, 2021

WASHINGTON. Two U.S. senators -- Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and John Thune, R-S.D. -- have sponsored legislation that seeks to direct additional funding to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for the further development of quantum computers used in national defense and security. 


Electromagnetic spectrum research proposals released by U.S. Dept. of Defense - News

April 16, 2021

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has released requests for prototype proposals for Risk-Informed Spectrum Access (RISA) and Multiband Control Channel Architecture (MICCA) requirements under a potential five-year, $2.5 billion other transaction agreement (OTA) with the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC).


U.S. Army navigation-warfare, situational-awareness technology work moves forward - News

March 31, 2021

U.S. ARMY COMBAT CAPABILITIES DEVELOPMENT COMMAND (DEVCOM) -- ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. The U.S. Army reports approval of a capability-development document that aims to speed up the experimentation and development of navigation-warfare and situational-awareness technologies. 


Military GPS testing to go forward as U.S. Space Force lends allies M-Code receivers - News

March 31, 2021

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is loaning allied and partner nations the use of M-Code precise positioning service receiver cards for use in military GPS capability testing as part of a three-year multinational initiative established by USSF's Space and Missile Systems Center.


Cyber, engineering contracts for DoD activated with Salient CRGT - News

March 23, 2021

FAIRFAX, Va. IT engineering firm Salient CRGT has been awarded the first of four expected options on its $482 million contract supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) cyber, networking, and engineering services.


Data and technology contract for U.S. Navy aims to transform cyber approach - News

March 11, 2021

CHANTILLY, Va.  Digital-engineering firm VTG has begun work on a three-year, $13 million contract to support the U.S. Navy Digital Integration Support Cell (DISC) in its effort to integrate data and technology into all areas of naval operations.


DO-178 continues to adapt to emerging digital technologies - Story

March 09, 2021

Guilty until proven innocent – that is how the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) treats the safety-certification process for military avionics systems, and the software portion of these systems is no exception. Certifying DO-178 in avionics software is a detailed process by which the safety and security of the software is determined to be acceptable to fly. The certification process itself is still a work in progress: Having already undergone revisions since its conception in the late 1980s following the emergence of supplemental software in aviation, DO-178 and other safety-certification standards for military and commercial avionics are being challenged to keep pace with digital innovation.