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Army Develops Game-Based Test System for Military Gear, Operation Concepts

The U.S. Army has announced plans to roll out a gaming system for soldiers to virtually test future mission equipment and procedures. Operation Overmatch is being developed by the Army’s Software Engineering Directorate and Capabilities Integration Center, the service branch said Wednesday. Army Lt. Col. Brian Vogt said the branch gathered input from industry and …

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DoD Units, Universities Test Air Platforms in GPS-Denied Environment

A group of Defense Department organizations and U.S. universities has tested various aircraft in an environment where global positioning system signal is degraded. The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday the week-long demonstration dubbed Developmental Test Navigation Festival was carried out in Edwards Air Force Base, California to evaluate aerial system performance in …

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White House Opposes Senate’s Army Tactical Network Funding Restriction Plan

The Trump administration has objected to a provision under the Senate’s proposed fiscal 2018 defense policy bill that would restrict all funds for U.S. Army battlefield network development efforts, C4ISRNET reported Saturday. The White House said in a statement published Friday that implementing funding limitations to the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program would affect …

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Profile: Richard Ledgett, Retired Deputy Director of NSA

Richard Ledgett has served with the National Security Agency for approximately 29 years and contributed his expertise in intelligence and cybersecurity to support the agency’s nearly 200 global operating locations until his retirement in April. He most recently worked at NSA as deputy director and acting chief operating officer from …

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North Carolina National Guard Conducts New Equipment Training on Textron-Built UAS Platform

The North Carolina National Guard has conducted new equipment training activities near Fort Bragg for six weeks to evaluate the latest model of the Textron-built RQ-7BV2 Shadow tactical unmanned aerial system. The U.S. Army said Friday that the latest model features several upgrades which help meet NATO regulations on interoperability and …

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David DeVries Appointed Michigan State CIO

David DeVries, former chief information officer at the Office of Personnel Management, has been named CIO of Michigan and director of the state’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget. DeVries will succeed former DTMB director David Behen, who resigned in June to serve as vice president and CIO of La-Z-Boy, the …

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