Tag Archives: Army Futures Command

Gen. John Murray: Project Convergence Focuses on Army’s Future Changes

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, commanding general of Army Futures Command (AFC) and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said this year's Project Convergence exercise serves as a platform to determine how the service needs to fight in the future. Murray and other AFC officials spoke about Project Convergence at the Association of the U.S. Army's 2021 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Army to Launch Six-Week Multi-Domain Tech Exercise; Gen. John Murray Quoted

Gen. John Murray

The U.S. Army will begin a six-week, multi-domain exercise that aims to demonstrate the performance of new technologies and tactical concepts. The Army said Thursday its large-scale Project Convergence 2021 exercise will take place at New Mexico-based White Sands Missile Range and Arizona-based Yuma Proving Ground, starting this week.

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Army, NGA Leaders Discuss Collaboration to Bring GEOINT Data to Future Military Operations

Geospatial Intelligence

Officials from the U.S. Army and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) highlighted collaborative efforts to get GEOINT data and imagery into the hands of military personnel for use in their future missions. Blohm said that the center is working with the private sector in efforts to help decision-makers access geospatial information at the tactical edge.

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Lt. Gen. James Richardson: Army to Evaluate Joint Interoperability Tools, Methods During 2021 Project Convergence

James Richardson

Lt. Gen. James Richardson, deputy commanding general of Army Futures Command (AFC), said the Project Convergence exercise slated to take place in the fourth quarter will focus on assessing new processes and technology platforms for joint interoperability. The campaign's inaugural series of learning experiments tested military tactics for the Department of Defense's Joint All-Domain Command and Control strategy to meet multidomain operation goals by 2028.

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Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey Wants to Hear Army Network User Feedback

Jeth Rey

Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey, director of the U.S. Army Futures Command Network Cross-Functional Team, said he expects to hear soldiers' feedback on agile technology, cryptography and data management to transform their operating environment. Ray added that he will ask other CFT leaders and the Department of the Army chief information officer for their insight on network modernization priorities.

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Army Futures Command Looking to Evolve Collaboration Tools to Meet Needs of Hybrid Workforce; Col. Dave Lamy Quoted

Internet of Battlefield

Army Futures Command (AFC) is considering how to evolve collaboration tools and processes and other technologies as it prepares to support the hybrid workforce. “One of the best ways to do that, in my mind, would be a Bring Your Own Device-like capability, where the Army does not need to continue to provide what we call GFE: government-furnished equipment,” Col. Dave Lamy said.

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Army Chief Scientist Philip Perconti to Step Down From Government Service

Philip Perconti

Philip Perconti, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology, will step down and retire from government service, effective May 28th. Perconti, who also serves as the U.S. Army's chief scientist, helped the service establish a science and technology strategy involving Army Futures Command.

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Army Unveils Software Factory in Texas; Gen. Mark Milley Quoted

Gen. Mark Milley

The U.S. Army opened its first software factory at the Austin Community College in Texas that will develop new applications and train soldier-coders on how to adopt technology to improve operations. “This is the first time that we have a soldier-led [software] factory,” said Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four-time Wash100 Award recipient

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Gen. John Murray on Need for ‘Bottom-Up’ Experimentation for JADC2 Concept

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, head of Army Futures Command (AFC) and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said the U.S. military should resist the urge to get in a “rush for lockdown requirements” for the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept. “I still believe that the best solutions never come from the top down,” Murray said. “All four services coming together from the ground up, working solutions together in actual experimentation, will greatly inform and enhance whatever we end up with.” 

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Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher Offers Update on Army’s Modernized Network Capabilities

Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher

The U.S. Army is deploying new networking tools for Capability Set 21 as part of the service’s network modernization plan. Many of those systems are being fielded today to our maneuver formations, and also to our expeditionary signal attires,” Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher, director of the network cross-functional team at Army Futures Command (AFC). 

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