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Army Seeks Industry Support to Address Network Modernization Gaps; Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford Quoted

The U.S. Army is lacking the technical sufficiency needed to modernize the service's data and communication networks, and is now seeking industry support to address this gap, the National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the Army, announced the branch's need for sustained industry support at the Military Communications Conference.

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Maj. Gen. Charles Cleveland Appointed NGA Director of Operations, Military Deputy

Maj. Gen. Charles Cleveland, vice director for intelligence, joint staff with the Defense Intelligence Agency, is moving to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to serve as director of operations and military deputy. He will enact duties for his new assignment in Springfield, Md., the Defense Department said Monday.

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Army Rapid Capabilities Office Developing Aerial Electronic Warfare Solution

The U.S. Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office is developing aerial electronic warfare capabilities for American forces deployed in Europe, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. Pete Manternach, who heads the RCO’s EW efforts, told C4ISRNET via a letter that the airborne electronic warfare package is designed to extend the range at which electronic signals can be detected.

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Army Trains to Use New EW Backpack System

Soldiers with the U.S. Army's Headquarters and Headquarters Company are training to use a new electronic warfare system geared to respond against enemy frequencies. Tested in Poland, this new backpack system features three components: VROD, VMAX and Raven Claw, the service branch said Friday.

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Army Official: JEDI Does Not Preclude Other Cloud Initiatives

Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, deputy chief information officer for the U.S. Army, has said that the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract does not preclude the implementation of other pilot cloud projects within the Defense Department. Yee made the remarks during a recent AFCEA luncheon, where Edward Siomacco, a deputy director at the Army’s G-4 headquarters, described a six-month trial commercial cloud effort being carried out by the Army Business Council, FCW reported Thursday.

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US Army Developing Strategy to Build Up ‘World-Class Workforce’

Brig. Gen. Richard Angle of Army Cyber Command has announced that the U.S. Army is working on a “holistic talent management strategy” to hire, train and retain a “world-class workforce,” Fedscoop reported Thursday. “At the end of the day, it’s people that are going to make us successful,” Angle said.

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AUSA Holds Fourth Innovators Corner for xTechSearch Semi-Finalists; Bruce Jette Quoted

The Association of the U.S. Army has dedicated its fourth Innovators Corner session to 25 companies selected to present their proposals for addressing the service's modernization priorities. The U.S. Army said Monday the shortlisted firms participating in the Expeditionary Technology Search competition will use the three-day event to showcase their ideas for long-range precision fires, next-generation combat vehicle, future vertical lift, network, air and missile defense, and increased soldier lethality.

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