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Special operations expanding as wars recede

War is going back under wraps _ that's the next-generation plan put forth by the special operations commander who led the Osama bin Laden raid and embraced at the highest levels of the Pentagon and the White House.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 09:59am EST

Army praised for management turnaround at Arlington cemetery

The investigative agency that originally detailed huge management problems at Arlington National Cemetery a year and a half ago says there's been a dramatic improvement. The challenge now is maintaining the momentum.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 06:42am EST
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APNewsBreak: Army to cut combat brigades

The U.S. Army plans to slash the number of combat brigades from 45 to as low as 32 in a broad restructuring of its fighting force aimed at cutting costs and reducing the service by about 80,000 soldiers, according to U.S. officials familiar with the plans.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 08:11pm EST

Army updates policy on flying unmanned aircraft in U.S.

The Army uses the drones for warfighter training and unspecified "domestic operations" in civilian airspace.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 09:41am EST

VanRoekel helping Congress grasp benefits of cloud

The federal CIO said he's not concerned that the administration's cloud initiative will fall victim to the same types of roadblocks lawmakers set out for e-government seven years ago. VanRoekel said members of Congress need data on the value cloud computing brings. He also said vendor management organizations and mobile computing are among his short term priorities.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 09:05pm EST
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What will military force of 2020 look like?

Col. Kevin Felix, the chief of the Future Warfare Division at the Army Capabilites Integration Center, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent seminar examining the future force and the virtual training available for troops at home.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 06:09pm EST
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What has the Army learned in Afghanistan and Iraq?

Col. Thomas Roe, director of the Center for Army Lessons Learned, offers insight on how the Army takes what it has learned from fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq and is applying it to future conflicts.

Monday - 01/16/2012, 12:03pm EST
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Panetta: Army to withdraw 2 brigades from Europe

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday the Army will withdraw two combat brigades from Europe as part of a broad reorienting of U.S. forces and instead rotate units in and out of the region, presumably from U.S. bases.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 08:29pm EST

Army's migration to cloud email pushed back at least 45 days

Congress wants two reports on enterprise email: one from the Army that is due by Jan. 31 and another from DoD CIO Teri Takai by June. Army deputy CIO Mike Krieger said the requirement for a report caused the service to delay the program for 30 days and would push back the final migration date to at least mid-May.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 02:14pm EST

Army awards $250M data center contract

The service hires eight vendors to provide private cloud computing services.

Friday - 01/06/2012, 03:56pm EST

Spec-Ops troops learn to be gumshoes

Fort Bragg's Special Warfare Center shows how the U.S. has turned hunting terror networks into half-science, half-art-form since the al-Qaida attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 05:19pm EST

Aggressive phishing attack targets Army email

Emails appear to be coming from USAA, a financial services company specializing in military members. The messages contain a link to a file infected with the Zeus malware.

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 09:18am EST

Warfighters provide input in quest to improve MREs

The Defense Department's Combat Feeding Directorate oversees the nutritional requirements and changing tastes of America's fighting force when designing its MREs, or meals ready-to-eat.

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 11:01am EST
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Three-sided equipping strategy may mean savings for Army

In a break from the Cold War mass-mobilization model, the Army is considering the Army Force Generation, or ARFOGEN, model as a way to find efficiency and savings in the equipping process.

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 12:07pm EST
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Army's new PEO-EIS wants to engage with industry sooner

The Army's newly-appointed program executive officer for enterprise information systems wants shorter RFPs but more industry engagement and an holistic view of program capabilities

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 05:10am EST
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Army works to build and maintain intel capabilities in cloud

The Army says it's learned a lot about how to put intelligence capabilities directly into the hands of soldiers. The next challenge is to maintain the momentum for development of those capabilities once troops are out of combat.

Monday - 12/26/2011, 07:41pm EST
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Defense tries new strategy in WikiLeaks case

Defense Department analyst being tried in case involving biggest leak of U.S. secrets.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 08:45am EST

DISA Global Combat Support System-Joint tops list of successful IT buys

Army Lt. Col. Camilla White, the deputy program manager for the GCSS, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss some IT-acquisition best practices learned from her experiences with the Increment 7 investment.

Friday - 12/16/2011, 06:42pm EST
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Congress tries to put brakes on DoD's Mark Center move

Massive spending bill includes provisions that would cap parking at the controversial office site until DoD implements traffic mitigation measures recommended by the department's inspector general.

Friday - 12/16/2011, 12:14pm EST

Army leadership applies pressure on data center consolidation

The Army's senior leaders want the service to beat its 2015 target to cut down the number of data centers it uses.

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 07:04pm EST
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