Tag Archives: US Army

Army Uses Antiterrorism Tool to Address COVID-19; James Allen Quoted

The U.S. Army has repurposed an existing counterterrorism technology for use in coronavirus tracking amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. The Joint Analytic Real-time Virtual Information Sharing System, originally designed for terrorism surveillance, now also helps the Army identify where the virus spreads and inform decisions on what facilities to close.

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Bruce Crawford, Paul Puckett: Army’s Enterprise Cloud Office on Track for Modernization Efforts

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Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, the U.S. Army’s chief information officer, and Paul Puckett, director of the service’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office, said that the new unit is “functionally operational” amid coronavirus concerns, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

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2020 Wash100 Awardees John Murray, Bruce Jette Cite Plans to Prevent Disruptions in Army Modernization Efforts

U.S. Army officials have said that the military branch is working to prevent further delays in its more than 800 acquisition programs as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause disruptions, National Defense Magazine reported Friday.

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Army Considers Opportunities in Low Eart Orbit Satellites

The U.S. Army is looking to use small satellite constellations instead to reduce vulnerability and accelerate communications speeds. Mark Lewis, who leads the Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization Office, chaired a discussion on this topic at a forum with the Association of the U.S. Army, the service branch said Tuesday.

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Army Piloting Authentication Tech for Remote System Access

The U.S. Army plans to deploy an authenticator app that will provide an alternative for personnel seeking to log into systems without a Common Access Card, FedScoop reported Monday. The Army is continuing a pilot program to assess the capacity of the YubiKeys app in an effort to expand system access to users without a physical card or token.

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