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Army News

Workforce one of three keys to Army's cyber future

The Army's new cyber command, only 11 months old, is working to implement a strategic plan based on three pillars. One challenge is building a workforce that can meet the service's offensive and defensive objectives in cyberspace.

Monday - 08/29/2011, 05:05am EDT

Army strengthens access rules for secret network

The Army has begun moving users of DoD's secret IP network to a more secure, two-factor PKI authentication system. It's one of several measures the service says it's taking to better use trusted identities on DoD networks.

Wednesday - 08/24/2011, 08:01am EDT

Takai: DoD CIO can't 'mandate' culture change

Trying to change the culture-driven patterns of IT spending in the military services by issuing edicts would not work, and should not work, the Pentagon's chief information officer said. She said she sees her role as making sure the services have what they need, and that their IT efforts benefit DoD as an enterprise.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 01:33pm EDT

Pentagon, scarred by 9/11, adapts to new fight

he Sept. 11 attacks transformed the Pentagon, ravaging the iconic building itself and setting the stage for two long and costly wars that reordered the way the American military fights.

Sunday - 08/21/2011, 04:12pm EDT

Army turns to private sector to develop renewable energy

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, discusses the efforts to green the military.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 06:06pm EDT

GenDyn, BAE awarded $900M Ground Combat Vehicle contract

The Army awarded General Dynamics and BAE Systems contracts for the technology development phase of the Ground Combat Vehicle contract.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 09:59am EDT

Army: No known case of body armor failing

A top Army general said Thursday he knows of no case in which the military's body armor has failed to do its job in protecting troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 04:48pm EDT

Army cloud email a 'pathfinder' to enterprise services

The Army resumed its migration of users to its new cloud email system on Tuesday. Other enterprise services will follow behind it, including an enterprise version of Microsoft Sharepoint, which will mostly displace the Army Knowledge Online web portal, officials said.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 06:00am EDT

DoD strategic plan to detail billions in cuts

The Pentagon will issue a strategic management plan by the end of August highlighting the services and agencies' plans and milestones to cut costs from back-office functions. DoD Deputy Chief Management Officer Beth McGrath said there are seven main areas DoD will review, including IT infrastructure, acquisition and the workforce. McGrath already is conducting reviews of the first set of efficiency initiatives that began this year.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 05:49am EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - August 16

On today's Federal Drive: The Commerce Department offers buyouts, the Army wants changes to its non-fighting force and the Navy test cyber readiness at sea.

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 08:49am EDT

Army to update its 'institutional' organization

Secretary John McHugh announced the creation of a new commission to revamp the part of the Army that prepares, trains, educates and supports troops. He said this part of the service has not been significantly update for 30 years.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 07:41pm EDT

DoD to demo rapid IT acquisition

The Pentagon is preparing a new approach that will allow it to buy and develop cybersecurity capabilities more quickly. If it succeeds, officials said they plan to expand it to other areas of IT.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 05:42am EDT

Military steps up effort to detect brain injuries

The military has launched a broad campaign to treat tens of thousands of war veterans with traumatic brain injuries, often caused by roadside bombs. Since 2000, nearly 213,000 U.S. servicemen and women have suffered injuries, ranging from concussions to something penetrating the brain, the military said.

Sunday - 08/14/2011, 03:21pm EDT

Move to headquarters often a culture shock

Tony McClure, who spent 20 years in the Army and now works at the Army's Information Technology Agency in Washington, discussed making his move to the Washington area after years out in the field.

Friday - 08/12/2011, 06:51am EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Aug. 11

On the Federal Drive: The Coast Guard became the first agency to adopt both iPhones and Android mobile platforms, the Navy cyber command gets a new leader and the National Treasury Employees Union re-elected its leader.

Thursday - 08/11/2011, 08:12am EDT

After pause, Army prepares for 'gangbusters' enterprise email transition

The Army will begin lifting its finger off of the pause button for enterprise email within the next few days, the service's chief information officer said.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 05:29am EDT

DoD disability evaluations 'falling behind'

The Defense Department is not keeping up with the Department of Veterans Affairs in evaluating the disabilities of injured servicemembers, the Army's second highest ranking officer said Monday. The two agencies are working toward a joint system to reduce the evaluation time from 540 days to 295 days.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 06:41am EDT

Army to send robot Jeeps in supply chain

Now the Army is sending four Squad Mission Support System robot Jeeps to the country, where they will haul supplies for troops.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 05:02pm EDT

Army to cut 9,000 civilian jobs

The Army plans to cut nearly 9,000 civilian jobs by October of next year, Federal Times reports. Army Secretary John McHugh ordered Army leaders to start cutting staffing as part of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' efficiency initiatives.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 10:55am EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - August 8

On Today's Federal Drive: The effect of the S&P downgrade on federal agencies, GSA rethinks new pay-for-parking rule and the Army cuts civilian personnel.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 08:26am EDT
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