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Joint Chiefs Nominee Gen. Mark Milley: DoD Needs to Strengthen Information Warfare, Cyber Capabilities

Army Gen. Mark Milley, the White House’s nominee to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Department of Defense should improve its information warfare, cyber and electronic warfare capabilities to counter threats posed by Russia, China and other competitors, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.

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U.S. Army Research Lab Awards 3D Systems $15M Contract to Develop World’s Largest, Fastest Metal Powder 3D Printer

3D Systems announced on Thursday that the Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has awarded the company a $15 million contract to create the largest and fastest metal 3D printer in the world.

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Army Eyes Incremental Tech Insertion for Modernized Tactical Network

Army Futures Command has begun developing new technology platforms for insertion into the modernized integrated tactical network every couple of years starting in 2021, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. Col. Garth Winterle, program manager for tactical radios in program executive office command, control, communications-tactical, said the cross-functional team and the C5ISR center are collaborating to align all science and technology initiatives to incremental deliveries and make them “available for demonstration one to two years early.”

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Army Launching Synthetic Biology Research Effort for Next-Gen Camouflage Dev’t

Dimitra Stratis-Cullum, biomaterials team leader at the Army Research Laboratory, said at a Defense One event in Washington, D.C. that the Army is studying synthetic biology capabilities for camouflage applications, Defense One reported Monday. “We want our soldiers to be able to move and not be detected on the battlefield."

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Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee Joins DISA as Individual Mobilization Augmentee

Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, formerly deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Army, has been appointed individual mobilization augmentee to the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, Fedscoop reported Monday. Yee managed the Army's security and modernization initiatives under his previous role and served as the director of operations and architecture and led cybersecurity and information assurance at the service branch's headquarters.

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Army Aviation & Missile Directorate Studies on Rotorcraft Tech for U.S.-Germany Partnership

The Aviation and Missile Center within the U.S. Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command is pursuing rotorcraft research under a U.S.-Germany partnership that began in 1979, Dvids Hub reported Monday. The center's Aviation Development Directorate is among five primary teams to investigate on rotorcraft applications for the U.S. German Project Agreement on Advanced Technologies effort.

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New Unit Promotes Rapid Comms Deployment Across Army

A new unit is helping the U.S. Army utilize rapid deployment of communications to modernize its tactical network, C4ISRNet reported Wednesday. The Expeditionary Signal Battalion-Enhanced is being deployed worldwide to provide comms systems support to other units in the field. 

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