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Army CIO LTG Lawrence retires

Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence announced today is her last day in uniform after 41 years in the Army. She leaves a legacy as the Army CIO who oversaw a huge amount of change over the last two years.

Tags: Army , technology , people , Jason Miller , Mike Krieger

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 03:14pm EDT

Army uses dashboard technology to combat suicides

System aggregates data from various Army components to help commanders detect risk factors for suicide.

Tags: DoD , Army , suicide , technology , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/05/2013, 05:15am EDT
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Army network upgrades set roadmap for smaller, agile force

CIO Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence said better systems at posts, camps and stations will let soldiers train on the same equipment as they use in the field. The move to the cloud, data center consolidation and enterprise email are pushing the Army toward a data-centric approach.
May 31, 2012

Tags: technology , Army , cloud computing , data center consolidation , network modernization , asset management , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 10:34pm EDT
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Buying commercial in DoD: 15 years after acquisition reform

During the last Defense drawdown, Congress and the White House pushed the Pentagon to make smarter buying decisions in the hopes that it would save a lot of money. The idea was to have the military buy many products the same way businesses do. A decade and a half later, DoD now spends tens of billions of dollars a year under the commercialized models Congress set up. In a two-part, exclusive report, Federal News Radio examines the debate underway over how well it has worked out.

Tags: commercial products , Bill Clinton , Al Gore , Reinventing Government , commercial of a type , Shay Assad , Clinger-Cohen Act , William Clinger , Federal Acquisition Streamling Act , Army , Network Integration Evaluation , Navy , CANES , Coast Guard , John Korn , DoD , Aquisitions , Scott Amey , Project on Government Oversight , Defense Service Board , William Perry , Dennis Moran , Harris Corp. , Jared Serbu , Nett Warrior

Monday - 05/21/2012, 05:28am EDT
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Army tired of waiting for new mobile devices

The Army is in the middle of a major rethink of mobile devices, including how it secures them, how it buys them and ultimately, how it uses them. The push comes amid a mandate to find $1.5 billion in IT savings across the Army.

Tags: DoD , Army , technology , mobile computing , Steven Smith , cybersecurity , acquisition , industry , contracting , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 05:24am EDT
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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.

Tags: technology , Army , Peter Chiarelli , data center consolidation , IT efficiencies , acquisition , industry , network standards , Jared Serbu

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

Army readies new network standards

The Army plans to release technical standards for its IT systems next year, in a process that leaders say will give greater predictability to industry. For the Army, the benefit will be an enterprise network that lets it quickly integrate new technologies as they come to market.

Tags: DoD , Army , ausa 2011 , technology , Network Integration Evaluation , Jennifer Napper , charles flynn , John Morrison , William Phillips , acquisition , Fort Bliss , Jared Serbu , rapid acquisition process

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 05:25am EDT
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Army to test, fix communications tech at home, not abroad

The service wants to put certain software and hardware in a real-world environment to see how it would perform in conditions similar to those in combat. The process also will influence how the Army buys technology in the future.

Tags: technology , DoD , contracting , Peter Chiarelli , Keith Walker , Army , mobile computing , smartphones , Test and evaluation , Peter Buxbaum

Monday - 05/23/2011, 06:45pm EDT

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 [...]

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