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DISA officials defend data security measures

October 14, 2008 CIO responds to IG report by saying the agency has "better security than any place in the world."

IG says Defense systems lack reliable safeguards against hackers

October 9, 2008 Recommendations include developing audit software to track and investigate unauthorized access to sensitive data.

Air Force to place cyber operations under Space Command

October 8, 2008 The service's neglect of its nuclear mission led to the demise of a grand plan for a Cyber Command.

Feds, industry announce center for identity management research

October 7, 2008 Agencies, academia and corporations form coalition to find ways to better protect personal data and privacy, but offer few details.

Army awards RFID contracts to six vendors

October 7, 2008 Vendors view $75 million deal as solidifying the service’s use of tracking technology for its global supply chain.

Air Force pursues Cyber Command again

October 7, 2008 Decision comes despite a Pentagon directive to give cyber responsibilities to STRATCOM.

DuPont, German company win lightweight battery contest

October 6, 2008 Defense held yearlong competition to reduce by as much as 75 percent the weight of batteries needed to power high-tech devices in battle.

Army touts ability to adjust FCS to changing threats

October 6, 2008 Recent adjustments, including a new focus on infantry brigades, have helped assuage some congressional concerns.

Defense runs $1 million contest to find a lighter battery

October 2, 2008 Firms compete to develop a wearable power source to reduce the load for high-tech soldiers.

Obama adviser targets weapons costs, lack of oversight

October 2, 2008 Richard Danzig criticizes the Bush administration for cost overruns on programs such as the Army’s Future Combat System.