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Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey to Lead Army Network Cross-Functional Team

Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey

Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey, J-6 at the U.S. Central Command, is slated to succeed  Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher as director of the U.S. Army's network cross-functional team at an undetermined date. Rey will transfer from MacDill Air Force Base in Florida to Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland once he assumes his position.

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Gen. John Murray: Army’s Modernization Priorities to Remain in Place

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, head of Army Futures Command (AFC) and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said the service’s six modernization priorities, including network and long-range precision fires, will stay the same and that he will continue fighting for funds to support large-scale experiments amid projections that defense budget will likely remain flat in the coming years. 

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Army Unpauses Testing of Newest Medium Tactical Vehicle

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has continued tests of its newest medium tactical vehicle, after lessons learned from issues encountered in a previous trial that took place May 2020. The Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles' A2 variant underwent changes in terms of payload capacity, ride quality, underbody protection, electronic stability and suspension.

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Army Senior Scientist Stephen Lee: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Leads to Innovation

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee, senior scientist for interdisciplinary sciences at the U.S. Army Research Office, said innovation mostly stems from the combination of multiple scientific disciplines. The scientist noted that interdisciplinary collaboration opens opportunities to engage in new research areas that may support soldier performance, the Army said Thursday. Fido is designed to detect explosive vapors.

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David Norquist Becomes Acting Defense Secretary; DOD Announces Interim Secretaries for U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force

David Norquist

David Norquist, deputy secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD) and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, has assumed responsibilities as acting secretary of Defense to ensure continuity of operations and readiness at the Pentagon until a new DOD secretary is confirmed. John Roth, John Whitley and Tom Harker assumed duties as acting secretaries of the Air Force, Army and the Navy, respectively.

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Army Tests AI-Based Multisensor Tech for Explosives Detection

AI-Based Multisensor

The U.S. Army has demonstrated a machine learning-based sensor technology designed for fixed-wing aircraft that works with synthetic aperture radars to detect explosives from a designated safety point. Lt. Col. Mike Fuller, program manager at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, said the team used side-by-side comparisons of multiple modalities during the assessment to maximize the probability of threat detection while minimizing false alarms.

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Researchers Offer Human-Robot Teaming Recommendations to Help Inform Army R&D

Human-Robot Teaming

A new report that built on a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and University of Maryland provides 31 recommendations on enabling spoken language interaction between soldiers and robots to help the U.S. Army pursue modernization in the areas of artificial intelligence and autonomy. The Next Generation Combat Vehicle is one of the Army programs expected to benefit from the report guidelines.

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Army-Led Multisector Team Creates Dataset for Thermal Facial Recognition

U.S. Army

Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has developed a large set of thermal face data to support facial recognition in dark environments. The team used a long wave infrared camera to capture over 500,000 thermal images of 395 faces. Thermal data on a subject's head pose, expressions and eyeglasses serve as references to reproduce physical conditions.

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Maj. Gen. Sean Gainey: Army to Lead Government-Industry Test for Counter-Small UAS Tech

Maj. Gen. Sean Gainey

Maj. Gen. Sean Gainey, director of the Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office, (JCO) said the U.S. Army will conduct the first government-industry testing event for counter-sUAS technologies in April. The service's Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office will host the testing alongside the U.S. Air Force, Gainey said Friday at a virtual event held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Army Partners With Industry, Academia to Develop ML Algorithms for Battlefield Decision Making

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army and its partners have created machine learning algorithms designed to help soldiers make decisions in difficult combat situations. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) partnered with IBM, the University College London and the U.K.'s defense science and technology laboratory to develop the algorithms. These algorithms consider response time, resource availability and other factors in making decisions.

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