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New Joint Systems Integration Lab Hosts First Comms Exercise for Army’s Project Convergence 2021; Kim Moeltner Quoted

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army’s Joint Modernization Command and the DEVCOM C5ISR Center conducted the first of four planned communications exercises at the newly established Joint Systems Integration Lab at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland in January as part of the service’s Project Convergence 2021 initiative, the service reported. Project Convergence seeks to achieve a multidomain, networked force by 2035 through a series of developmental exercises and efforts.

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Raj Iyer on Plans to Establish Army’s Digital Governance Body

Raj Iyer

Raj Iyer, chief information officer of the U.S. Army and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said he plans to create a council that will advise the Army on digital decision-making. He added that decentralizing IT spending across the Army leads to overspending by $2 billion annually. The governance body will directly report to the Army’s vice chief of staff and undersecretary.

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Stephen Russell on How Cloud Helps Advance DEVCOM Army Research Lab’s Work

Network Infrastructure

Stephen Russell, information sciences division chief at DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), said ARL uses cloud and network infrastructure to conduct research, perform materials modeling and advance the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. Russell also discussed the internet of battlefield things concept and mentioned his division’s efforts to advance tactical edge computing.

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Lt. Col. Matthew Arrol: Army Needs Thorough Examination of Command and Control to Advance Combined JADC2

Lt. Col. Matthew Arrol

Lt. Col. Matthew Arrol, commandant of the U.S. Army’s Joint Support Team at Hurlburt Field in Florida, wrote in an article published Friday on Breaking Defense that the service should conduct a thorough analysis of its current command-and-control structures and optimize C2 to advance multidomain operations and make the Combined Joint All-Domain C2 concept a reality.

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Army Developing Simulated Environment for Region-Based Combat Training

Simulated Environment

The U.S. Army has developed a simulated training environment to help refine the combat skills of warfighters based on real geographic regions. The service also plans to integrate elements to better reflect environmental conditions for Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and United Kingdom allies. The Army currently plans to refine DATE World to further include gaming elements, a geographical information system and other visualization and mapping concepts. 

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Gen. Christopher Cavoli: Army Needs Multidomain Task Force in European Theater

Gen. Christopher Cavoli

Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe and Africa, said the service branch needs a multidomain task force in the European theater. "The capabilities that the multidomain task force are going to bring and help us integrate, the expertise that it will bring, are going to be very, very important to updating the way we plan to operate on the European continent,” Cavoli said.

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Army AI Study Focuses on Moral Dilemma, Decision Making by Autonomous Vehicles; Celso de Melo Quoted

Ethical AI

U.S. Army researchers worked with Northeastern University and the University of Southern California to further study ethical artificial intelligence by covering moral dilemmas involving automated vehicles and other autonomous systems. Celso de Melo, researcher at DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory (ARL), said the study is relevant to the service’s modernization efforts.

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Army to Roll Out Web-Based HR System for Active, Reserve Units by Year’s End

Integrated Personnel and

The U.S. Army is scheduled to release in December 2021 a centralized human resources information system that will contain military records of reserve and active-duty soldiers. Arlington, Virginia-based contractor CACI International built the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army under a $159 million contract awarded in 2015.

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Army to Launch Third Version of Cyber Training Platform in Q2

U.S. Cyber Command

The U.S. Army plans to release the third version of a cyber training platform in the second quarter of 2021 to provide Department of Defense cyber professionals with repositories of previous training scenarios. The second update to the PCTE includes training content cataloging and previous training event search features as well as enhanced ability to manage teams and schedule events.

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Army to Field, Develop Comms Tech for Future Network Capability

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army seeks to further develop its network capabilities with the planned fielding of new communications equipment across multiple brigade combat teams. The service branch said Monday it will continue integrated tactical network development after the completion of handheld and man-packable radio tests for Capability Set 21, a package of modern network technologies.

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