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GAO: Army Needs to Assess Risks in Multi-Domain Reorganization Plan

The Government Accountability Office found through a study that the U.S. Army lacks personnel and risk assessments for new cyber and electronic warfare units intended to deter foreign threats. The Army intends to accelerate the activation of these units that sometimes initiate without cyber training and equipment modernization, GAO said Thursday.

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Report: Agencies Introduce IT Reskilling Initiatives for Employees

Federal agencies are launching reskilling programs to provide employees new career opportunities in the field of information technology, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Dorothy Aronson, chief information officer at the National Science Foundation, said NSF is overseeing a pilot to assess an online learning platform, Udacity, to help volunteers from agencies learn the skills needed to become data scientists or data analysts. 

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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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DoD to Deploy EHR System to Four More Bases in September

The Department of Defense will roll out in September its new electronic health records system to four additional bases in California and Idaho, the Military website reported Wednesday. DoD will field the Cerner-built MHS Genesis EHR system at three California-based sites - Travis Air Force Base, Army Health Clinic Presidio and Naval Air Station Lemoore – and at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, effective Sept. 7.

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Stanford Students Develop App to Support Military Training

A team of Stanford University graduate students from multiple disciplines have won a Department of Defense-led competition for military-applied technologies. The team entered a training support app, originally designed to accelerate and streamline athletic training, to the Hacking4Defense competition in San Francisco, Calif., Stanford said Thursday.

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SBA Announces Funding Competition to Organizations Providing Training to Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration intends to award grants up to $150,000 to non-profit organizations, educational institutions and government agencies to implement entrepreneurship training programs to service-disabled veterans. In addition, $300,000 will be provided to six recipients to support developmental initiatives for veterans to assist them in establishing small business through the Service-Disabled Entrepreneurship Training Program, SBA said Monday.

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Tony Braswell: Air Force Unveils Strategic Plan to Change Acquisition Culture

Tony Braswell, director of contracting at Hanscom Air Force Base, said the service branch is launching a strategic plan to transform its acquisition culture, the Air Force reported Friday. “So we’re changing the culture, becoming more proactive than reactive and less risk averse,” Braswell said during a Hanscom Representative Association meeting held on June 18 in Lexington, Mass."

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Navy Applies Virtualization Tech to Marine Corps Training

The U.S. Navy tested an existing 3D virtual training platform for the use of marines assigned to perform command, control, communications, computers and intelligence operations. Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic included the Multi-purpose Reconfigurable Training System in a new equipment training package designed for C4I across marines' communication systems and submarines, the Navy said Thursday.

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Air Force SF Academy Gets VR Tech to Boost Training

The U.S. Air Force’s innovation hub has helped its Security Forces Academy utilize commercial technology to enhance training for airmen, DVIDShub reported Monday. The academy used the AFWERX program to partner with New York-based tech vendor Street Smarts VR to integrate virtual reality into the training in its 343rd Training Squadron schoolhouse at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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