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Army Reveals Six Modernization Objectives

The U.S. Army has unveiled six key priorities in line with its modernization initiative. The service branch said Tuesday that it seeks to prioritize update efforts in combat vehicles, future vertical lift systems, long-range precision fires, network capacities, soldier lethality and missile defense.

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Nominee Ryan McCarthy Aims to Continue Readiness, Modernization & Reform Efforts as Army Secretary

Acting U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that he would ensure continued support for the country's deployed warfighters if he is confirmed to the position on a full-time basis, the military service reported Thursday.

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Army’s AI Task Force Focusing on Next-Gen Mgmt Systems, Partnerships

The U.S. Army’s Artificial Intelligence Task Force is working on new projects such as predictive maintenance capabilities for helicopters and an AI application that will assist officials in talent management. The Army said Tuesday that its AI Task Force was created last year as part of a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and the Army Futures Command.

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Army Futures Command to Replace Common Access Card With New Tech

Army Futures Command is working to develop wearable technologies that would facilitate identity authentication for soldiers. AFC seeks to develop small tools for simplified identity-based authorization and access to networks, operating systems, weapon systems and various soldier-used devices, the U.S. Army said Tuesday.

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Texas A&M System to Develop $130M Testing Center for Army Futures Command

The Texas A&M University System has unveiled a $130M plan to build a new technology development and testing center for the U.S. Army at its RELLIS campus in Bryan, The Eagle reported Friday. The university is spending $50M for the development of laboratories, accelerator space and office space for the Army Futures Command at the campus and another $30M for infrastructure improvements to support the new facility. 

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Army Seeks Industry Support for PNT Tech Dev’t Efforts

Col. Nick Kioutas, the U.S. Army’s program manager for position, navigation and timing, said that PNT is a critical part of the service branch’s portfolio, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. He told attendees at an Army Futures Command media day in Arlington, Va. that PNT technologies are crucial for penetration, disintegration and exploitation activities especially in contested or service-denied environments. 

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GAO: Army Futures Command Needs Better Small Business Coordination

The Government Accountability Office recommends that the Army Futures Command track small business engagements and bolster coordination with other U.S. Army components. GAO said Wednesday that it found the new command, despite supporting small businesses, does not maximize the use of Army expertise such as that of the service's Office of Small Business Programs.

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John Murray: Army Futures Command to Achieve Full Operational Capability by Month’s End

Gen. John Murray, commanding general of the Army Futures Command, said the unit is slated to be fully operational on July 31 during a media day in Arlington, Va., National Defense magazine reported Wednesday. AFC was created to address the Army’s modernization priorities which include next-generation combat vehicles, future vertical lift, long-range precision fires, soldier lethality, air-and-missile defense and network capabilities. 

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