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Army Reveals Six Modernization Objectives

The U.S. Army has unveiled six key priorities in line with its modernization initiative. The service branch said Tuesday that it seeks to prioritize update efforts in combat vehicles, future vertical lift systems, long-range precision fires, network capacities, soldier lethality and missile defense.

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Anil Cheriyan: GSA Adds AI to Centers of Excellence Program’s List of Modernization Areas

Anil Cheriyan, deputy commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the agency’s Centers of Excellence program has made artificial intelligence its sixth modernization focus area, Federal Times reported Tuesday.

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VA Introduces Scheduling Tool for Veteran Appointments

The Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a new scheduling capability in support of the agency's plans to modernize its appointment system, Nextgov reported Thursday. Jointly built by Lockheed Martin's Systems Made Simple subsidiary and Epic, the Medical Appointment Scheduling System has been fielded at the Chalmers. P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center in Ohio until June 2020.

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Gen. Joseph Martin on Army Futures Command, Military Readiness

Gen. Joseph Martin, vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, told Defense News in an interview published Monday that he believes the service branch is on the right path when it comes to building up military readiness. “And because we’ve had consistent funding over time, we’ve been able to continue to execute our training strategy, which, again, includes home-station training, capstone exercises at combat training centers, maintaining proficiency so that we can meet combatant commanders’ needs,” Martin said.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Unveils Modernization Proposals

Ajit Pai, chairman at the Federal Communications Commission, has proposed two approaches to update and simplify the agency's procedures. Pai proposed that the agency should utilize written testimonies to speed up hearing processes, FCC said Monday

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Ryan McCarthy: Army to Shift $10B for Modernization Priorities

Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy said the service will reprogram $10 billion to fund other modernization priorities in its program objective memorandum for fiscal year 2021 through FY 2025, Defense News reported Friday. The service will free up funds through another round of a review process called “night court.” The Army announced that it used the process to shift up to $30 billion in funds toward other modernization initiatives in February.

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Ellen Lord: US Should Continue Nuclear Power Upgrade, Stay Ahead of Russia, China

Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the government should avoid any interruption or funding cuts in its ongoing nuclear capability modernization to stay ahead of Russia and China, which have been upgrading their nuclear power. She cited that some U.S. weapons are already approaching ages where technologies are required to end operations, the Department of Defense said Thursday

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GAO Reports on VH-92A Initiative Progress

The General Accountability Office published a report highlighting the development progress of a U.S. Navy initiative to replace its presidential helicopter fleet with the Sikorsky VH-92A aircraft. The VH-92A acquisition program decreased its developmental costs by four percent since its conception in April 2014 due to some changes in design, stable requirements and program efficiency, GAO said Thursday.

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