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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.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , DoD Report , transition plan

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.

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense , DoD Report , Dr. Stephen Muza , Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine , Suzanne Kubota

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.

Tags: DoD Update , crowdsourcing , Nathan Wiedenman , DARPA , Experimental Crowd-derived Combat-support Vehicle , In Depth

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.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , DoD , cybersecurity professionals , hiring , ATS Corp , contracting , In Depth

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.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , contracting , Raytheon , Northrop Grumman , OPTARSS-TWO

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.

Tags: technology , Anmy Torres , DoD , DKO , mobile apps , Go Mobile , iPhone , iPad , Android , Jason Miller

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 [...]

Tags: Chad Fulgham , cloud computing , email as a service , FBI , Susan Lawrence

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

Army reconsider $323 M award to Boeing

The contract is for a new intelligence-gathering plane.

Tags: DoD Report , EMARSS , Northrop Grumman , contracting , L-3 Communications , Boeing , Dorobek Insider

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.

Tags: DoD , Congress , management , Marine Corps , Claire McCaskill , financial management , DoD budget , Enterprise Resource Planning , Drew Dwyer , James Amos , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

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.

Tags: DoD , industry , Susan Lawrence , Mike Krieger , cloud computing , enterprise email , AFCEA , data center consolidation , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:06am EDT
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