Tag Archives: US Army

Gen. John Raymond: Space Force to Handle Army, Navy SATCOM Operations

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, the chief of space operations and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. Space Force will be responsible for U.S. Army and U.S. Navy satellite communications, in an effort to consolidate SATCOM missions. Raymond said at the Air Force Association meeting that USSF would receive this authority on Oct. 1st, if the Department of Defense's budget is finalized and approved.

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Douglas Bush Nominated Full-Time Army Acquisition Lead

Douglas Bush

Douglas Bush, acting assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology at the U.S. Army, is set to receive a presidential nomination to serve in the role on a full-time basis, the White House said Tuesday. Bush would continue to oversee the service branch's acquisition programs if the Senate approves the appointment.

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Army Activates 2nd Multi-Domain Task Force in Germany for Defeating A2/AD Networks; Col. Jonathan Byrom Quoted

Electronic Warfare

U.S. Army Europe and Africa has activated the 2nd Multi-Domain Task Force, a group tasked to stop adversary anti-access/area-denial networks in land, air, water, space and other environments. The 2nd MDTF will be based at the Clay Kaserne installation in Wiesbaden, Germany, and will be led by Col. Jonathan Byrom, the Army said Friday.

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Army Develops Model to Enable Question-Based Robotic Learning; Felix Gervits Quoted

Robotic Learning

The U.S. Army has created a computational model that enables robotic systems to learn from soldiers via conversational interaction. The service branch said Thursday it pursues this research in partnership with Tufts University under the Department of Defense's Laboratory University Collaboration Initiative (LUCI). The team will move the project forward by making the model understand more types of questions.

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Angelica Phaneuf Leads Army Software Factory’s Information Security

Angelica Phaneuf

Angelica Phaneuf, formerly chief of cybersecurity engineering for the U.S. Air Force's Kessel Run software development unit, has been named chief information security officer of the U.S. Army's software factory. Her LinkedIn page indicates that she has been the software factory's CISO since June this year.

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Col. Joshe Raetz: Army Special Forces Seek More Frequent Integration With Conventional Units

Col. Joshe Raetz

Col. Joshe Raetz, chief of staff for the U.S. Army's 1st Special Forces Command, said Tuesday at the TechNet Augusta event that his group wants to apply the service's information warfare capabilities to standard military units more frequently. He noted that information warfare influenced the environment and allowed forces to articulate across both information and operational landscapes.

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Brig. Gen. Paul Stanton: Army Cyber Center to Create Doctrine Publication

Cybersecurity

The Army's Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE) aims to help the military service create a doctrine publication as part of efforts to gain an information advantage in the future battlefield. Brig. Gen. Paul Stanton, commanding general of the Army CCoE, told reporters at an AFCEA-hosted event the branch is exploring methods to release data faster than the current field manual publication process.

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Army Research Lab Launches Virtual Testing Ground for Emerging Capabilities; Stephen Russell Quoted

Electronic Warfare

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has launched a virtual testing ground that supports simultaneous experimentation of emerging technologies across different sites in the U.S. The facility provides an architecture where personnel can connect to highly distributed testbeds, shortening the duration a research innovation leaves the laboratory for an experiment field from weeks to hours, the Army said Thursday.

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Army Tests Combat Capability of Directed Energy Prototype; Director L. Neil Thurgood Quoted

Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood

The U.S. Army produced and tested its first combat-capable directed energy prototype after two years of development, creating what can potentially deter enemy rockets, artillery, mortars and drones. The Army said Tuesday its Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) sent a laser-armed Stryker vehicle to Fort Sill in Oklahoma this summer for the Combat Shoot-Off exercise. 

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NASA Extends Support to Vertical Lift Research COEs for Next Five Years; Susan Gorton Quoted

Vertical Lift Research

NASA has extended its support for three Vertical Lift Research Centers of Excellence (VLRCOE) for another five years under the Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology project. Three teams each led by Georgia Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Maryland will continue long-term basic research on vertical lift aircraft, the space agency said Tuesday.

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