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Pentagon Solutions: Getting the right equipment to the warfighter

Command Sergeant Major Bernard C. McPherson, command sergeant major of PEO Soldier, explains how budget cuts will affect his organization's ability to fund research and development for the equipment needed by troops.

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 04:55pm EDT
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Army picks Android

The Army has picked the Google android as the operating system they want to put in the hands of troops on the ground.

Monday - 04/25/2011, 11:40am EDT

Va. officials urged to sue over Mark Center move

A new Pentagon inspector general report finds "procedural and technical weaknesses" in the Army's traffic assessment surrounding its plans to move 6,400 Defense employees to a privately owned office complex in northern Virginia. Rep. Jim Moran, whose district includes the site, said the findings provide the underpinnings for local officials to sue the Pentagon to stop the move.

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:43am EDT
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Army awards $2.5 billion operations contracts

The Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command awarded 36 contracts under its OPTARSS II program. The program provides DoD with operational planning, training and more.

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 06:44pm EDT

Army's BRAC traffic plan flawed

A new report finds the Pentagon used faulty data when it decided to relocate 6,400 Department of Defense workers from Crystal City to Alexandria's Mark Center as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act.

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 12:37pm EDT

Army cites progress at Arlington Cemetery

Army officials told Congress Thursday that they had made progress in reforming management at Arlington National Cemetery, an institution they said lacked a management foundation when a new management team took over in the wake of a scandal involving mismarked grave sites and other problems. Some members still are unhappy with the changes.

Friday - 04/15/2011, 07:05am EDT
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Army transition plan in the works

After a decade at war, the Army must transform itself to better face the challenges of the future, the general taking the helm of America's ground force said Monday, telling soldiers he will lay out a plan for the future in two months.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:40am EDT

How to keep altitude sickness down to a minimum

The DoD is funding research to combat the effects of altitude sickness in warzones. Research Physiologist, Dr. Stephen Muza, explains why.

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 09:40am EDT
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DoD crowdsources combat vehicle designs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on the Experimental Crowd-derived Combat-support Vehicle.

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 04:06pm EDT
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Army to recruit cyber contractors

With cybersecuirty professionals in short supply, the Army is reaching out to contractors for help.

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 03:02pm EDT

Northrop & Raytheon make two for OPTARSS-II

Both Raytheon and Northrop claim part of an Army Forces Command contract to support military operational and training needs.

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 10:35am EDT

DoD ready to Go Mobile on iPhone, Android

The Pentagon wants servicemen and women to use their own smartphones to develop apps and access the military's networks. Senior officials as early as next month will approve the technical standards for devices that run the Apple and Google operating systems.

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 07:13am EDT
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Latest cloud news from Federal News Radio

Federal News Radio spoke with the FBI and the Army about their various uses of cloud this week. Listen to the interviews by clicking the links below. Part 2: Fulgham says secure mobility will change the FBI In a two-part interview with agency chief information officer Chad Fulgham, Federal News Radio talks about the various [...]

Saturday - 03/26/2011, 07:09pm EDT

Army reconsider $323 M award to Boeing

The contract is for a new intelligence-gathering plane.

Friday - 03/25/2011, 03:10pm EDT

Army, Marines begin separate ERP rollouts

The Army and Marine Corps are both in the early phases of deploying logistics accountability systems that will replace a collection of disconnected, stovepiped IT systems and processes that have grown up since the 1960s. Though the systems share the same objective, they were made by different vendors, prompting questions from one member of Congress.

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 07:35am EDT
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For Army, network tops modernization priorities

Susan Lawrence, the Army's newly-appointed Chief Information Officer members of the IT and communications industry that the service is focused on creating an end-to-end IT infrastructure, eliminating structures that required soldiers to train and live on one network, and deploy on another.

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:06am EDT
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Female suicide rates triple at war

The suicide rate for female soldiers triples when they go to war, according to data from an Army study.

Friday - 03/18/2011, 08:40am EDT

More head injuries rate Purple Hearts

More U.S. troops who sustain combat-related brain injuries could soon be eligible for the Purple Heart.

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 10:40am EDT

Fixed price contracting the future in Army?

At least one Senior Army Official says fixed-price contracting might not be the way to go for the Army.

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 03:37pm EDT

Arlington Cemetery updates call center data

The cemetery's call center now has access to data and can answer every inquiry from veterans and family members.

Monday - 03/14/2011, 08:02pm EDT
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