Army connects soldiers in the NIK of time

Monday - 11/8/2010, 8:40am EST

Mark Cervantes, assistant product manager, Infantry Brigade Combat Team

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When Defense Secretary Robert Gates canceled the Army's Future Combat Systems it didn't really disappear. It has been reshaped and refocused into the Infantry Brigade Combat Team modernization. One surviving piece is the network for gathering ground intelligence, interpreting it and sending it to soldiers who need it as well as to command headquarters. And a key piece of that network is the Network Integration Kit, or NIK. At last week's Association of the U.S. Army convention, Tom spoke with Army Major Mark Cervantes, assistant product manager for the Infantry Brigade Combat Team. He explained what the NIK is all about.

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