Tag Archives: Army Futures Command

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

Hybrid Workforce

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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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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Gen. John Murray: Army Futures Command Engages With Austin Area for Tech Pursuits

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, commanding general of U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said he sees Austin, Texas, as a potential technology hub for AFC's software development programs. Murray and Craig Enoch, board chair at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, spoke virtually on Dec. 17 to discuss the AFC’s pursuits, 

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Army Emphasizes Importance of Collaboration in New C2 Effort; John Murray Quoted

Gen. John Murray

U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) hosted a virtual event where members of the defense industry and academia discussed a project that aims to bolster joint all-domain command and control. The Army's Project Convergence will leverage partnerships with industry, academia and joint force partners to exceed adversaries in terms of C2 performance. 

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Gen. John Murray: Army to Require Secure Network, Coding Support on Battlefield

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, commanding general of Army Futures Command (AFC), said the service branch will need a secure network and coding operations that would support artificial intelligence and autonomy on the battlefield. The Army has launched a triad of pilot programs that aim to build a coding workforce for this need. 

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Army to Continue Modernization Efforts Despite Topline Reductions; Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette Quoted

Lt. Gen. James

The U.S. Army plans to continue fully resourcing selected modernization programs under its cross-functional teams despite potential reductions to its topline budget, Defense News reported Thursday. Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette said that leadership changes in the White House will not affect the service branch's efforts to prepare for potential topline reductions.

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