Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has urged agency leaders to consider employing mid- to late-career private sector executives eligible to work for the government, FedScoop reported Monday.
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the U.S. Army has begun to examine each of its programs to prioritize spending and advance modernization, National Defense reported Wednesday. “As pressing as the threat is, we will not be handed a blank check. Fiscal discipline and performance will determine whether we will be able to execute our strategy,” he said Wednesday during his speech at the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference.Read More »
Army Secretary Mark Esper has said the service has evaluated every activity and program within the “equipping peg” and identified $25B in funds that could be shifted toward its top six priorities for modernization, Defense News reported Monday. The service’s modernization priorities are the next-generation combat vehicle; long-range precision fires; network; soldier lethality; future vertical lift; and air and missile defense.Read More »
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.Read More »
Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette, deputy chief of staff of U.S. Army Futures Command, said the service should launch efforts to begin streamlining the processes for technological acquisitions to achieve G-8’s 2028 modernization goals.Read More »
Gen. James McConville, vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, said the service will look into how the civilian sector applies innovation and modernization to implement the same in the military. McConville noted in an interview with Army Sustainment Magazine that adopting modern technologies such as autonomous vehicles, additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence will help boost logistics and accelerate production and maintenance processes, the service said Friday.Read More »
Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, acting deputy chief information officer of the U.S. Army, has said the service branch looks to collaborate with companies and academic institutions to facilitate interoperability in its workflow processes with technology, MeriTalk reported Thursday. Yee told an Avaya-hosted webinar Thursday that the Army should automate its …Read More »