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Army Gen. Gustave Perna: ‘Unnecessary’ Bid Protests Hurt Contracting Process

Gen. Gustave Perna, commander of the Army Materiel Command, has called on companies to refrain from filing “unnecessary” protests against contract awards, Defense News reported Friday. Jen Judson writes Perna told audience at the Association of the U.S. Army-hosted Global Force Symposium that protests slow down contracting officials and affect their capacity to do …

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Diane Randon: Army Exempts 20K New Civilian Positions from Federal Hiring Freeze Via New Process

The U.S. Army has approved approximately 20,000 new civilian employees for exemption from President Donald Trump’s federal hiring freeze following the implementation of a process that seeks to facilitate the granting of such exceptions, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes Diane Randon, assistant secretary of the Army for …

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Brig. Gen. Maria Gervais: Army Creates New Synthetic Training Environment for Mission Simulation

Brig. Gen. Maria Gervais, Combined Arms Center – Training deputy commanding general, has said the U.S. Army developed a new synthetic training environment designed to help forces simulate operations in urban environments, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday. Henry Kenyon writes Gervais noted at the annual Association of the U.S. Army meeting …

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Gen. Robert Abrams: Army Needs More Training to Adopt New Tech, Prep for Conflicts

Gen. Robert Abrams, chief of U.S. Army Forces Command, sees a greater need for training opportunities to help service branch personnel adopt new technologies and prepare for future multi-domain conflicts. Abrams noted soldiers at present maintain a ratio of about 1-to-1.3 in terms of deployed time versus dwell time for skill development, …

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Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges: US Army Europe Seeks to Deploy Rotational Force for Deterrence Missions

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges,  commander of U.S. Army Europe, has called for the utilization of rotational forces of heavy armored and aviation brigades as well as storage units at strategic sites to support deterrence missions in Europe. The Army said Wednesday Hodges said the U.S. and its European allies seek to focus on the points …

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Army Tank R&D Center, GM Unveil Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Prototype; Kevin Centeck Comments

General Motors and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center have rolled out a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle prototype at the annual Association of the U.S. Army meeting in Washington. Kevin Centeck — TARDEC non-primary power systems, ground vehicle power and mobility directorate team leader — said Thursday the …

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