Tag Archives: U.S. Army

New Army PEO Directorate Focuses on Program Integration

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The U.S. Army has established a new directorate that will focus on program integration standards, future threat analysis and technology collaboration across the service branch. The service's Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors now has a new integration-focused directorate with three sub-offices.

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US Army, Howard University Introduce AI Research Hub

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The U.S. Army partnered with Howard University to launch a facility that will study and develop artificial intelligence-based technologies for multidomain military operations and civilian applications. The Department of Defense (DoD)  invested $7.5 million for the research center. The center will be led by Howard’s Prof. Danda B. Rawat, professor of computer science and director of Howard’s Data Science & Cybersecurity Center.

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Report: Army, Northrop Await Production Approval for Battle Command System

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A U.S. Army spokesperson said documents that will inform the Department of Defense's Milestone C decision on an air defense command-and-control weapon system Northrop Grumman is developing for the service branch are in the final review stage, Defense News reported Tuesday. The report noted administrative challenges have caused delays in DoD's production approval process related to the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System program.

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Army Fuses Europe, Africa Forces Into Single Command; Ryan McCarthy Quoted

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The U.S. Army has combined its forces assigned in Europe and Africa into a single command to be led by Gen. Christopher Cavoli. The service branch's consolidated Army Europe and Africa command (USAREUR-AF) will support regional and global readiness in alignment with the National Defense Strategy, said Ryan McCarthy, secretary of the Army and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient

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Army to Continue Modernization Efforts Despite Topline Reductions; Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette Quoted

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The U.S. Army plans to continue fully resourcing selected modernization programs under its cross-functional teams despite potential reductions to its topline budget, Defense News reported Thursday. Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette said that leadership changes in the White House will not affect the service branch's efforts to prepare for potential topline reductions.

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Former Deloitte Exec Raj Iyer Joins Army as CIO

Raj Iyer

Raj Iyer, formerly a managing director in the government and public services practice at Deloitte Consulting, has been named as the U.S. Army's first civilian chief information officer. Iyer assumes his new position after the separation of the Army's CIO/G-6 organization into two functions as part of efforts to address multidomain operational requirements across the information technology and cyber domains.

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Army Looks to Deploy ‘Iron Dome’ Missile Defense Batteries by Year’s End; Bruce Jette Quoted

Bruce Jette

The U.S. Army plans to field two Rafael-built Iron Dome air-defense weapon systems at Fort Bliss, Texas, by the end of 2020, Breaking Defense reported Friday. The Army designated Iron Dome as Interim Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 and intends to use the battery to defend against cruise missiles.

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Byron Adkins Joins DOI as Interior Business Center Director

Byron Adkins

Byron Adkins Jr., a 17-year military and public service veteran, has been appointed to lead a Department of the Interior (DOC) center that provides human resources, procurement and financial management support to agencies. He will also supervise more than 900 personnel tasked with providing business support services to customer agencies.

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Satya Akula to Retire as Amyx President & CEO; Scott Amey Quoted

Satya Akula

Amyx has announced that the company’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), Satya Akula, will retire in Dec. 2020, after a nine-year tenure, Amyx reported on Friday. He will continue to be a stockholder with the company. Bill Schaefer, the current chief operating officer (COO), will succeed Akula as president and CEO. 

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