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Army to Invest in Tactical Network Mobility, Interoperability Programs; Maj. Gen. Pete Gallagher Comments

The U.S. Army plans to invest money to update its mobile tactical network and increase interoperability between troops, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Maj. Gen. Pete Gallagher, director of the Army’s Network Cross Functional Team, said at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event held Thursday that the military branch looks …

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Army Eyes New Tech Platforms, Industry Partnerships to Manage Installations; Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham Comments

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installation management at the U.S. Army, has said the service branch looks to implement cloud computing, big data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies to help increase operational efficiency at installations. Bingham oversees policies, resources and resources for the Army’s installation services and infrastructure, the service …

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Paul Lawrence Named VA Undersecretary for Benefits

Paul Lawrence, former public sector vice president of Kaiser Associates, has been appointed to serve as the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ undersecretary for benefits, effective today. He holds decades of accounting experience, having held leadership roles at several companies, including Ernst & Young, Accenture, MITRE, PwC and IBM, VA said Monday. Lawrence also …

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Gen. Paul Nakasone Assumes Leadership of Cybercom, NSA

U.S. Army Gen. Paul Nakasone has succeeded U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Rogers as commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency. Nakasone, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, previously commanded the Army Cyber Command and led Cybercom’s Joint Task Force-ARES in efforts to counter cyber activities of the Islamic State militant group, …

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Army Seeks to Implement AI-Based Recommendation System for Soldiers

The U.S. Army looks to implement an artificial intelligence technology designed to recommend actions to soldiers in the battlefield, C4ISRNet reported Wednesday. The report said the Army Research Laboratory has developed a “collaborative filtering” approach similar to the AI method that Amazon and Netflix use to generate user recommendations. Both companies collect large amounts of user …

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