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Marco Conners, Chief of the Army Games for Training Program, National Simulation Center

The Army is experimenting with a new type of interactive software to train its young leaders. It's called the Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment software (ELITE). The training tool teaches soldiers to deal with a range of problems including disagreements with their platoon sergeant, driving under the influence and sexual harassment. Marco Conners is chief of the Army Games at the National Simulation Center. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Marco Conners , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 10:30am EDT
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Army opens Ranger school to women

The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs.

Tags: DoD , Ray Odierno , workforce

Saturday - 09/20/2014, 09:40am EDT

Army, Air Force reach first milestone in shared cybersecurity system

The Army and Air Force are using a shared network security infrastructure at Joint Base San Antonio as of Sept. 14. It's a major step toward the Defense Department's goal of moving base-level cybersecurity operations to a more defensible, centrally-managed architecture.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , Air Force , Michael Krieger , Douglas Wiltsie , John Morrison , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 05:01am EDT
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Army to recruit next generation of cyber workers through new career field

Ronald Pontius, the deputy to the commander of Army Cyber Command, said over the next few years the Army will give cyber workers their own career field, preliminarily known as Career Field 17.

Tags: cybersecurity , Ronald Pontius , training , recruitment , technology , workforce , Army Cyber Command , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 10:38am EDT
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Army stands up first-of-its-kind cyber brigade, explores dedicated career field for cyber

The Army's new dedicated career branch for cyber specialties could be up and running as soon as October.

Tags: Army Cyber Command , Rodney Harris , Edward Cardon , technology , DoD , Inside the DoD Reporter , cybersecurity

Friday - 09/12/2014, 05:50pm EDT

Army aims to introduce new technology to soldiers

The Army has a request for information out to see how it can introduce 4G LTE mobile technology to soldiers on the battlefield. The Army wants to see how 4G can help with battlefield intelligence and communication, and keep those capabilities on a wireless network. It hopes the technology can be tailored to help individual soldiers interact and contribute to the battlefield network. The Army wants the network to support video, voice and text communications. Responses to the ROI are due on October 6th.

Tags: 4G LTE , GDIT , GDIT Enterprise Center

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 03:50pm EDT

On DoD: Army looks to consolidate stovepiped training systems

On this week's edition of On DoD, we get a preview of the forthcoming Army Training Information System (ATIS).

Tags: On DoD , Army Training Information System , Joel Phillips , DoD , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/15/2014, 12:20pm EDT
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Dr. Tom Plaisted, Materials Engineer, Army Research Lab

The 3-D printing revolution now includes an effort to replicate the human skull. The Army Research Laboratory is working on skulls that can be used for research on brain injuries. Dr. Thomas Plaisted is a materials engineer at the Composites and Hybrid Materials Branch of the Weapons and Materials Directorate at the Army Research Lab. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the skulls won't solve the head injury problem, but they'll be an effective tool to help find a solution.

Tags: Tom Plaisted , Army Research Lab , DoD , technology , In Depth

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 04:25pm EDT
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National Guard carves out its slice of DoD cyber mission, wants teams in every state

Both the Army and Air National Guard say they are making inroads toward gaining a foothold for their state-based forces in the Defense Department's growing mission sets in cyberspace. Both services say they are training more personnel and building the guard's credibility within the Pentagon when it comes to cyber missions.

Tags: DoD , National Guard , cybersecurity , Air Force , Frank Grass , Judy Lyons , Mark Welsh , Stanley Clarke , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 04:32am EDT
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On DoD: Army charts overlaps between cyber, electronic warfare

The Army has thousands of personnel working full-time on cyber, but so far, those soldiers have no dedicated career path. That may be about to change.

Tags: On DoD , technology , cybersecurity , DoD , Jared Serbu , John McHugh , Carmine Cicalese

Friday - 08/15/2014, 04:27am EDT
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