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Hack the Army 3.0 Challenge Uncovers Over 200 Vulnerabilities; Maya Kuang, Johann Wallace Quoted

Hack the Army 3.0

Military and civilian security researchers discovered 238 vulnerabilities within a range of two applications during the third iteration of the Hack the Army challenge of the Defense Digital Service (DDS) and the U.S. Army. Johann Wallace, compliance division chief at Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), cited the advantages of conducting Hack the Army to the service branch.

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Mike White: Hypersonic Tech is a Key Part of DOD Modernization

Mike White

Mike White, the principal director of hypersonics within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, said the technology he is in charge of is an important part of the military's modernization. He said hypersonic weapons have the potential to strike high-priority targets and can sustain high-altitude flight at speeds near Mach 5.

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Northrop Grumman Awarded $80M U.S. Army Contract For Visible and Infrared Spectrum Flares

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced on Friday that the company was awarded a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) U.S. Army contract award worth up to $80 million for the production of the M257 visible spectrum flare, M278 infrared spectrum illuminating flare and the newly designed M278A1 infrared spectrum illuminating flare.

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Army Secretary Christine Wormuth: Modernization Efforts Remain a ‘Top Priority’

Christine Wormuth

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said advancing modernization programs will be her top priority to enable the service to meet future challenges. “I am committed to continue transforming our forces to be able to compete, deter, and if necessary fight and win across the multi-domain battlefield,” Wormuth wrote in a letter to the Army.

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Biden to Nominate Army’s Kathleen Miller as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

Kathleen Miller

President Biden plans to nominate Kathleen Miller, administrative assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Army, as deputy undersecretary of defense (comptroller). The White House said Friday that Miller, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, has experience in defense comptrollership and has been holding the senior career civilian position at the Army since October 2018.

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Army, University of Maryland Sign Cooperative AI Research Pact

Army-UMD

The University of Maryland and the U.S. Army have signed a five-year cooperative agreement that will focus on exploring artificial intelligence systems and approaches to implement autonomy across different operating domains. “No matter how autonomous we think a system is, a human operator will interface with it at some level," said Derek Paley, a UMD professor and director of the Maryland Robotics Center. 

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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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William Nelson: Army’s New Capability Document to Help Inform Future Tactical Space Sensor Platform

William Nelson

William Nelson, director of the U.S. Army's assured positioning, navigation and timing cross-functional team, said the branch seeks to accelerate experimentation and prototyping work on space-based sensors using a recently approved capability guide. Nelson made the remarks after the service branch cleared the Tactical Space Layer Abbreviated Capability Development Document.

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Chenega Corp. Subsidiary Receives $27M Contract to Provide Security and Access Control Services for U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll/ Reagan Test Site; Bradley Naylor Quoted

Chenega Corp.

Chenega Global Protection, a subsidiary of Chenega Corp., has been awarded a potential five year, $27 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide Security and Access Control services for the U.S. Army’s Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA)/ Reagan test site. “We’re especially proud of the forward-deployed members of the Chenega team who continue to contribute to the security and safety of our nation’s uniformed servicemen and women,” Naylor added.

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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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