Tag Archives: U.S. Army

NIST Develops Interactive Tool for Military Fire Extinguisher Agent Calculations

Military Fire

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created an interactive spreadsheet to help military personnel calculate the amount of chemicals needed to suppress ground and aerial vehicle fires. Jiann Yang, deputy chief of NIST's fire research division, said he believes many U.S. military and commercial aircraft manufacturing companies have used PROFISSY to design and produce fire suppression systems.

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Army Researchers to Help DARPA Develop Coronavirus Detector; Matthew Coppock Quoted

U.S. Army

Army Research Laboratory (ARL) will help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) compose a bio-aerosol monitor designed to detect the coronavirus. DARPA leads an 18-month effort to develop the monitor based on a combination of different technologies. “ARL’s biodetection technology is a crucial enabler for persistent biosensing in operational environments,” said Matthew Coppock, a chemist and team leader at ARL.

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Army Holds UAS Demo Event

UAS Demo

The U.S. Army is conducting a demonstration activity to assess four air vehicles that may serve as potential successors to the service branch's RQ-7 Shadow fleet. The Army can transport each air vehicle via CH-47 Chinook helicopters or organic ground vehicles in a move to enable tactical maneuverability. The event is slated to run through March 5th.

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Jason Porter Named President of AT&T’s Public Sector, FirstNet

Jason Porter

AT&T announced on Thursday that Jason Porter, has been selected to lead the company’s Public Sector business and FirstNet organization. With this announcement, Porter has formally assumed the role as the leader of AT&T’s Public Sector. Porter will continue to lead AT&T’s FirstNet business as he has done since Sept. 2019, which includes developing advanced communications capabilities for our nation’s first responders. 

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Raj Iyer on Plans to Establish Army’s Digital Governance Body

Raj Iyer

Raj Iyer, chief information officer of the U.S. Army and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said he plans to create a council that will advise the Army on digital decision-making. He added that decentralizing IT spending across the Army leads to overspending by $2 billion annually. The governance body will directly report to the Army’s vice chief of staff and undersecretary.

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Executive Mosaic Names 2021 Wash100 Award Recipients; Cast Your 10 Votes TODAY

2021 Wash100 Award

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, has announced the recipients of the 2021 Wash100 Award. “We are thrilled to honor the winners of the 2021 Wash100 Award, said Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic. With the announcement, Executive Mosaic will begin to accept votes for this year’s Popular Vote Rankings.

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Army to Roll Out Web-Based HR System for Active, Reserve Units by Year’s End

Integrated Personnel and

The U.S. Army is scheduled to release in December 2021 a centralized human resources information system that will contain military records of reserve and active-duty soldiers. Arlington, Virginia-based contractor CACI International built the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army under a $159 million contract awarded in 2015.

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Aberdeen Proving Ground to Accommodate Joint Warfighting Tech Experiments

Joint Warfighting Systems

The U.S. Army will use its experimental laboratories at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) to host integration activities for the U.S. military's joint warfighting systems. APG will coordinate with service laboratories in the U.S. to run experiments on various joint warfighting concepts within virtual environments and gauge how they can work with one another.

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Army to Launch Third Version of Cyber Training Platform in Q2

U.S. Cyber Command

The U.S. Army plans to release the third version of a cyber training platform in the second quarter of 2021 to provide Department of Defense cyber professionals with repositories of previous training scenarios. The second update to the PCTE includes training content cataloging and previous training event search features as well as enhanced ability to manage teams and schedule events.

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Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey to Lead Army Network Cross-Functional Team

Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey

Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey, J-6 at the U.S. Central Command, is slated to succeed  Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher as director of the U.S. Army's network cross-functional team at an undetermined date. Rey will transfer from MacDill Air Force Base in Florida to Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland once he assumes his position.

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