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Army developing pocket-sized drones so soldiers can peek around corners

The U.S. Army is developing pocket-sized drones for soldiers, potentially providing individual squads with the ability to safely look for enemies around the corner or in a nearby building.

GAO: DoD not doing enough to track and report tech transition program success

The Defense Department is not doing enough to track how its research and development efforts successfully transition to acquisition programs or are fielded, a new Government Accountability Office report found.

Army looking to make food through 3-D printing

Army researchers are looking into ways to make food for soldiers using 3-D printing, a July 18 Army statement says. The research is coming from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to help with the Combat Feeding Directorate.

NASA IG says it found security flaws around Space Network Project

A recent internal audit found that NASA lacked some security measures around its Space Network Project and the White Sands Complex.

White House releases plan to improve use of and access to data from Earth-observation systems

The White House has released a new plan to better coordinate how the government conducts, manages and maintains its Earth-observing scientific systems.

Army establishing standard marketplace for tactical communications hardware

The Army is establishing a standard marketplace where soldiers can acquire servers, ruggedized laptops and other tactical communications hardware in an effective and cost-efficient manner.

Marines testing viability of $2M robotic mule over rough terrain

The Legged Squad Support System, or LS3, - which is also been nicknamed "Cujo"- is being used for resupply missions to various platoons in a training region in Hawaii.

US government conducts largest cyber-defense exercise to protect critical infrastructure

The U.S. government has just wrapped up one of the largest cyber exercises to date, involving more than 500 participants from the military, law enforcement, civilian agencies, academia and the commercial sector.

Texas search-and-rescue group can resume drone usage after court order

A Texas volunteer group that searches for lost and missing persons is resuming use of drones in such efforts after a federal court said the Federal Aviation Agency's email warning the group not to use such unmanned aircraft wasn't legally binding.

NGA, DHS and DoD agree on joint plan to strengthen cybersecurity

State governors and the Homeland Security and Defense departments said they've agreed on a joint plan to help strengthen cybersecurity across the United States.