Army

The Army's top buyer wants to test limits of flexible software spending

Douglas Bush, the Army's newly confirmed acquisition chief, wants to do more to reform how the service buys and sustains software.

The Army’s new decades-long climate strategy has no budget

The strategy includes a list of tangible objectives but no corresponding cost estimates.

The Army's $22B augmented reality headset program is 'alive and well' despite delays

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth also said she could envision changes to the cross-functional team structure of Army Futures Command, with the possibility of sunsetting some teams and creating others.

Army plans ICAM rethink to support unified network operations

To make mobile device use more secure, the Army is preparing a new identity and access requirements as it adopts zero trust security principles.

The Army wants to use machine learning to treat soldiers' burns on the battlefield

The Defense Department will partner with two private medical research centers to develop a portable tool for soldiers to assess burns.

How the Army is embracing telework-friendly tech

The Army is expanding its use of bring-your-own devices through a pilot program that’s expected to initially focus on National Guard and Reserve components as it rolls out Microsoft 365.

Checking in with the Army and Navy principal cyber advisors

Congress established service level principal cyber advisors in the 2020 defense policy bill. FCW sat down with the Army and Navy PCAs to get a sense of what their priorities have been in the past year.

Army seeks native data analytics in its logistics systems

Lt. Gen. Duane Gamble, the deputy chief of staff, G-4, for the Army, said that as the service modernizes its enterprise resource planning systems, it's looking for native data analytics capabilities to avoid supply chain surprises.

DOD leans on civilian workforce to fill tech talent gaps

The Defense Department has been increasingly looking to recruit civilians to fill its tech talent needs, but some lawmakers are concerned that the mission of uniformed troops could suffer.

Army CIO sets out to revamp IT policy

Army CIO Raj Iyer wants to overhaul IT policy so it doesn't stand in the way of the services' goal to become more technologically agile.

Breaking down the Army's new network plan

The Army wants to be able to freely send data back and forth from its legacy and business systems to the tactical edge. Key to doing that is its strategy to unify tactical and enterprise networks and creating a common "data fabric." But will it work?

One Army corps sees data education as the foundation of AI-enabled targeting

Expanding data education has proven to be foundational and a defining metric as the Army tests artificial intelligence to improve weapons targeting for the 18th Airborne Corps.

JADC2 implementation plan weeks away, DOD says

The Pentagon says it is weeks away from completing its implementation plan to achieve the Defense Department's goal of Joint All Domain Command and Control.

Army looks to revise cyber operations doctrine

Brig. Gen. Paul Stanton, the commanding general for the Army's Cyber Center of Excellence, said the service was in the final stages of publishing a revised field manual on how it executes cyber operations.

‘Blockchain light’ may help Army ensure data trustworthiness

The Army is taking cues from blockchain to help make battlefield data more trustworthy for commanding officers.

Army tests network security, cyber tools in war games

Army officials said the Joint Warfighting Assessment exercise demonstrated that while the Army was able to create and share data across a multi-partner environment in a multi-partner network, the constructed virtual environment had its limitations.

Army modernization under scrutiny amid planned budget cuts

Lawmakers worry the Army's modernization efforts could be undermined by a flat budget proposal for fiscal 2022.