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Gen. John Murray: Project Convergence Focuses on Army’s Future Changes

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, commanding general of Army Futures Command (AFC) and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said this year's Project Convergence exercise serves as a platform to determine how the service needs to fight in the future. Murray and other AFC officials spoke about Project Convergence at the Association of the U.S. Army's 2021 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Army Conducts AI-Enabled Target Identification Exercise Under Scarlet Dragon Program; Lt. Gen. Erik Kurilla Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Army used artificial intelligence to identify and destroy targets as part of the fourth test fire for a program that uses existing platforms and networks for machine-to-machine learning. The Army’s XVIII Airborne Corp worked with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps for the Scarlet Dragon program, which used nearly 20 units and platforms in all domains.

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VA Working on 5G, Augmented Reality-Enabled X-Ray Vision for Doctors; Thomas Osborne Quoted

Thomas Osborne

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) healthcare innovation office is eyeing the use of wireless 5G and augmented reality (AR) to enable the superimposition of medical imaging on patients. Thomas Osborne, National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation (NCCHI) director, explained that the goal is to provide doctors with an “X-ray vision” of their clients “for safer and more effective procedures."

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Lt. Gen. James Richardson: Army to Evaluate Joint Interoperability Tools, Methods During 2021 Project Convergence

James Richardson

Lt. Gen. James Richardson, deputy commanding general of Army Futures Command (AFC), said the Project Convergence exercise slated to take place in the fourth quarter will focus on assessing new processes and technology platforms for joint interoperability. The campaign's inaugural series of learning experiments tested military tactics for the Department of Defense's Joint All-Domain Command and Control strategy to meet multidomain operation goals by 2028.

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Gen. James McConville on Army’s Need for New Talent Management System

Gen. James McConville

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville discussed the service’s plan to shift to a new talent management system that could help meet the demand for warfighters who are skilled in coding, data management and artificial intelligence. The plan comes as the Army intends to form two multidomain task forces in the Pacific and another unit in Europe. 

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New Joint Systems Integration Lab Hosts First Comms Exercise for Army’s Project Convergence 2021; Kim Moeltner Quoted

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army’s Joint Modernization Command and the DEVCOM C5ISR Center conducted the first of four planned communications exercises at the newly established Joint Systems Integration Lab at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland in January as part of the service’s Project Convergence 2021 initiative, the service reported. Project Convergence seeks to achieve a multidomain, networked force by 2035 through a series of developmental exercises and efforts.

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Army to Field, Develop Comms Tech for Future Network Capability

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army seeks to further develop its network capabilities with the planned fielding of new communications equipment across multiple brigade combat teams. The service branch said Monday it will continue integrated tactical network development after the completion of handheld and man-packable radio tests for Capability Set 21, a package of modern network technologies.

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Army Emphasizes Importance of Collaboration in New C2 Effort; John Murray Quoted

Gen. John Murray

U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) hosted a virtual event where members of the defense industry and academia discussed a project that aims to bolster joint all-domain command and control. The Army's Project Convergence will leverage partnerships with industry, academia and joint force partners to exceed adversaries in terms of C2 performance. 

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Lt. Gen. Clinton Hinote on Linking Army’s Project Convergence, USAF’s ABMS Exercises for CJADC2

Lt. Gen. Clinton Hinote

Lt. Gen. Clinton Hinote, head of the strategy office at the U.S. Air Force, said the Air Force and the U.S. Army will come up with a plan in the next 60 days to link the Project Convergence and the Advanced Battle Management System demonstrations and ensure data sharing to advance the Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control concept.

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Gen. James McConville: Army Building Software Factory to Advance AI, Machine Learning Capabilities

Gen. James McConville

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville told National Defense in an interview published Monday that the service has two initiatives going on to advance the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning. To register for ArchIntel’s AI in Competitive Intelligence Virtual Event, as well as view upcoming opportunities, visit ArchIntel’s Event Page.

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