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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 , technology , Network Integration Evaluation , Jennifer Napper , charles flynn , John Morrison , Susan Lawrence , William Phillips , acquisition , Fort Bliss , Jared Serbu , rapid acquisition process

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 05:25am EDT
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Medal of Honor recipient shies from 'hero' label

When President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, to Army Ranger Sfc.Leroy Arthur Petry, he became only the second living, active-duty service member to receive the honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Tags: DoD , Army , leroy arthur petry , Medal of Honor , Federal Drive

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:57pm EDT
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After decade of war, how are reserves holding up?

Retired Maj. Gen James Snyder, the assistant chief of the Army Reserves, discussed the challenges for reserves as they withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan and return to civilian life. Snyder spoke from the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Tags: DoD , Army , army reserve command , james snyder , Federal Drive

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:54pm EDT
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Despite grounded perception, Army has strong presence in Pacific

Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski shared his perspective on the Army's mission and challenges in the Pacific. Wiercinski spoke with Federal News Radio from the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Tags: francis wiercinski , pacific command , Army , DoD , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:37pm EDT
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Army clean energy efforts based in service's needs

Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, is the service's energy guru. She discussed the service's latest efforts to make strides in clean energy at the Association of U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Tags: DoD , clean energy , Katherine Hammack , Federal Drive , Army

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:37pm EDT
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Chiarelli: Caring for troops' health doesn't end on battlefield

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli discussed managing health in the field vs. Managing health for wounded warriors when they return home as well as some of the new programs for wounded vets. Chiarelli spoke at the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Tags: DoD , Peter Chiarelli , military healthcare , Federal Drive , Army , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:51pm EDT
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Odierno seeks more efficient Army readiness

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno discussed the Army's top priorities, including more efficient readiness for deployed troops at the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Tags: Army , DoD , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Ray Odierno ,

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:52pm EDT
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Ground forces shouldn't bear brunt of DoD cuts, Army leaders argue

In the face of suggestions that the military of the future will rely more on air and sea power than ground forces, Army leaders say such arguments were wrong in the past and are wrong now.

Tags: DoD , Army , Raymond Odierno , John McHugh , DoD budget , budget , sequestration , supercommittee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 05:37am EDT
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