Tag Archives: U.S. Army

Army Cutting Civilian Workers

The Army announced Thursday it plans to cut 8,741 civilian jobs by Oct. 2012, helping to meet former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ mandated efficiency initiatives. Federal Times reports the Army will lose $834 in operations and maintenance funding as part of the cuts. The cuts amount to nearly 3 percent …

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Service Members Arm Themselves against ID Theft

They’ve dodged bullets and bombs in some of the most dangerous corners of the globe, but now the Defense Department says U.S. service members should be on the lookout for a different type of threat: identity theft. DoD is partnering with the Federal Trade Commission on its “Deter, Detect and …

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Social Media Reshape Military Life

In a move signaling the pervasiveness of social media, the Department of Defense has recently allowed service members to use social-networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter at work. While DoD monitors individuals’ use, it is also using them to ensure consistency in organizations’ online footprint. The new policy requires …

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Army Continues Biggest Transformation Since WWII

The Army is continuing the most fundamental series of changes it has seen since World War II, Gen. George W. Casey Jr. told  the Defense Writers Group yesterday. “We are moving to put the whole Army on a rotational model, much like the Navy and Marine Corps have been on …

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Continued Ban of Flash Media for US Army, Navy and Air Force

Despite a recent loosening of restrictions by the U.S. Strategic Command on the use of removable flash media, such as thumb drives, the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force have continue to enforce their bans until policies and procedures for the devices have been developed. “The Department of Defense banned …

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Army Holds Contest for Application Development

On Monday, March 1, the U.S. Army launched an application-development contest called “Apps for the Army.” The employees (both soldiers and Army civilian employees) who develop the best software will receive monetary awards from a pool of $30,000 of prize money. According to InformationWeek, the Army CIO Jeff Sorenson said, …

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Ronald Ellis

Ronald Ellis serves as deputy director of the Army’s Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information. Prior to his current position, Ellis was project manager at the Army Special Access Program Enterprise Portal and led the initiative to field a new communications network for Army Special Forces. The network allows the …

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Margaret Patton

As the U.S. Army’s project director for tactical biometrics systems, Margaret Patton delivers biometric capabilities to soldiers in the field while managing costs, schedules and performance. Her responsibilities also include supervising the Biometric Automated Toolset and Biometric Identification System for Access for the Central Command. In addition, Patton is involved …

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