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Microsoft Develops Reality Headset for Army Training, Battlefield Tactics

Microsoft is working on a modified version of its reality-based HoloLens 2 headset designed to support the U.S. Army’s military training and combat missions, CNBC reported Saturday. Work on the integrated visual augmentation system is part of a potential two-year, $480M contract the Army awarded to Microsoft in November.

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Air Force Acquisition Head Intends to Add Software Experts to Acquisition Process

Will Roper, assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, intends to train military program managers to understand software development and improve how the service acquires new technologies, Federal News Network reported Thursday. The official will work with the Air Force Education and Training Command to create formal certification for Air Force software leaders to participate in the tech acquisition process.

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Report: Navy Seeks to Expand Cyber Workforce Through Updated Policy

The Department of the Navy has issued an updated guidance that would allow sailors and civilian personnel to use their academic degrees, military training and certifications as part of efforts to increase the number of cybersecurity professionals, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes Rob Foster, DoN’s chief information officer, …

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Army Program Pairs Active, Reserve Components for Tactical Exercises

California Army National Guard’s 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team has joined a U.S. Army Forces Command program that pairs National Guard and Reserve units with active BCTs for joint planning, interoperability and training exercises, the Army News Service reported Thursday. David Vergun writes the 79th Infantry BCT trained with the 1st Armored Division’s 4th Battalion, …

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Peter Cook: Budget Woes Put Military Readiness, Training at Risk

Pentagon Spokesperson Peter Cook has reiterated that budget uncertainty will endanger the U.S. military’s readiness and training programs, DoD News reported Thursday. Cook told reporters in Washington that the threat posed by sequestration to the readiness of the U.S. armed forces highlights the need to stabilize funding for defense operations, …

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House OKs Stopgap Funding Bill in 319-108 Vote

The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution by a 319-108 bipartisan vote Wednesday to fund the federal government through Dec. 16, Reuters reported  Wednesday. David Lawder writes the $1-trillion legislation would extend the charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank for nine months, as well as authorize the Pentagon to …

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