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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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Army Wants to Hone Soldiers’ Cyber Skills; Jerry Turner, Patricia Frost Comment

U.S. Army officials are looking to employ a social media-savvy force to help the military branch’s field commanders implement cyber strategies in tactical environments. The Army said Tuesday cyber officials have begun to review results of a study conducted by the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team’s 2nd Infantry Division earlier this year with the …

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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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Robert Work: DoD Should Increase Multidomain Warfare Focus

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said he believes the Defense Department should develop strategies to help the U.S. military fight and win on a multidomain battlefield, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Work told the annual Association of the U.S. Army meeting in Washington that some countries have worked to modernize their respective forces …

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