Tag Archives: U.S. Army

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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Army to Soon Complete Tests of AR-Powered Situational Awareness System; Brig. Gen. David Hodne Quoted

Integrated Visual

The U.S. Army will soon conclude the testing of a system designed to provide soldiers boosted situational awareness via augmented reality. The Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) functions as a heads-up display device that facilitates battle and training through AR technology and networked information. Tests for IVAS commenced on Oct. 18 and will be ending this week. 

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Army Cross-Functional Team Assesses Positioning, Navigation, Timing Systems; William Nelson Quoted

William Nelson

A U.S. Army cross-functional team (CFT) held a two-week event to evaluate equipment designed to support the military branch's positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) assurance efforts. "PNTAX helps the Army inform requirements, validate and refine concepts, address capability gaps and assess solutions for future Army warfighting technologies," said Willie Nelson, director of APNT CFT.

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Army Preps AI Tech for Future Network Defense Exercises

Network Security

The U.S. Army has concluded an 11-week exercise focused on artificial intelligence-driven network defense technologies that the service branch intends to field by 2023. The Army completed its Network Modernization Experiment last month at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey as part of efforts to build on the Project Convergence exercise.

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Army Researchers Employ Game Theory to Study Cyber Attack Deception Techniques

U.S. Army

Army Research Laboratory has used game theory to understand how cybersecurity operators can deceive cyber actors and in turn, prevent attacks. The U.S. Army said Tuesday it used security games to graphically depict or model the different approaches taken by cyber actors, then analyze multiple strategies to deceive the attacker.

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Army Research Effort Tackles Security in Warfighter Data Sharing

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has created a tool that addresses cyber and physical challenges affecting private data sharing between fielded soldiers. The service branch said Thursday its Army Research Laboratory worked with partners to develop the DoppelGANger tool that models and assesses time series data based on network and system datasets.

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