Tag Archives: Army

Tyto Athene Completes Acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.; Chris Meilhammer Quoted

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene announced on Thursday that the company has completed its acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. (GSI). The acquisition to acquire GSI was announced on March 3rd and terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. AT&T and Tyto have also agreed to enter into teaming agreements for opportunities in the DoD IT professional services market. 

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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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Navy Develops Energy Efficiency Tool for Ground Forces; Richard Stroman Quoted

U.S. Navy

Naval Research Laboratory has created a software application designed to inform the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps on how to efficiently use energy resources. The IPOWER application, accessible via a web browser, simulates how the service branches store, gather and move energy resources. IPOWER determines how energy moves in a unit based on climate data, mission timelines and equipment models.

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Parsons Awarded Potential $12.6B DIA Contract For IT Services

Parsons Corporation

Parsons Corporation announced Tuesday that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has awarded the company a potential $12.6 billion indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award task order contract. This 10-year contract has a five-year base period and five option periods. The contract will require Parsons to provide DIA’s Solutions for Information Technology Enterprise III (SITE III) strategic, technical, and program management guidance and support services

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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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Army, Air Force Fund Quantum Computing Research; Sara Gamble Quoted

Quantum Computing

Researchers at University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered a new type of quantum error correction that could help advance the development of a fault-tolerant quantum computer, which could provide the military with data processing capabilities needed to fight in multidomain operations. “Efficiency is increasingly important as quantum computation systems grow in size to the scales we’ll need for Army relevant applications,” Sara Gamble explained. 

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DARPA Vet Stefanie Tompkins Takes up Role as Agency’s Director

Stefanie Tompkins

Stefanie Tompkins, who has 11 years of experience with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has assumed leadership over DARPA as its director. Tompkins was the program manager and deputy director of the agency's Strategic Technology Office (STO), and served as the agency's chief of staff, DARPA said Monday.

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Lt. Col. Kristin Saling: Army Must Leverage Data to Update Talent Management Approach

Talent Management

Lt. Col. Kristin Saling, a chief analytics officer at the U.S. Army, said the service branch must work to update its talent management practices as it moves towards multidomain operations. The Army has used platforms such as the Integrated Paid Personnel System-Army to expand its data inventory, Lt. Col. Saling noted.

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Lt. Gen. Laura Potter Outlines Army G-2 Intell Office’s Priorities

Lt. Gen. Laura Potter

Lt. Gen. Laura Potter, the U.S. Army’s deputy chief of staff for intelligence, G-2, said her office focuses on four priorities and those are people, readiness, modernization and allies and partners. When it comes to readiness, Potter said the Army is pursuing the regionally aligned readiness and modernization model or ReARMM.

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Former DIA Director Robert Ashley Named CNAS Adjunct Senior Fellow

Robert Ashley

Robert Ashley, Jr., former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been named an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Ashley retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of lieutenant general in November 2020 after more than 36 years in active duty. 

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