The Army’s RCO plans to deploy new electronic warfare systems in Europe, then Korea. A more reliable version of GPS is next on its list.
The Army’s new CIO says an ongoing top-level review of communications systems isn’t just about battlefield IT.
The Army has been through a lot in its six months without a civilian leader.
The Army’s Office of Energy Initiatives is the service’s central hub for managing the financing and planning for “utility scale” renewable and alternative energy projects. Michael McGhee, OEI’s executive director, talks with Jared Serbu about some of the major projects in the pipeline, and the Army’s desire to use the power they generate to make its bases energy-independent.
Over the past five years, the Army has been busily building renewable power facilities on its bases in order to reach an overall goal of 1 gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025. But now, the Army is putting more of an emphasis on using that energy to make its bases entirely self-sufficient from the public electric grid, so they can continue to function in the event of an outage. Michael McGhee, executive director of the Army Office of Energy Initiatives, talked with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the technologies the Army’s pursuing to make that a reality.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a report issued by the Defense Department inspector general has found 350 known security vulnerabilities at three Army hospitals and clinics, adding Defense Heath Agency and Army officials have failed to effectively protect electronic patient health information.
The Army believes the future of ground combat will be markedly more austere than what troops became used to in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is rethinking its logistics enterprise for combat formations that will need to be more self-sufficient.
The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act cuts funding for several software programs the panel sees as underperforming, and implements what congressional officials say are corrective measures to DoD’s IT buying habits.
Army medical personnel have begun intensive training with doctors from Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. The goal: To improve Army medical skills and boost readiness. It’s called the Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training program, or SMART. Doctor Ihor Sawczuk, president of the center, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the details.
The Army chief of staff wants a new assessment of the $6 billion WIN-T program, hopefully in time to influence the 2018 Defense authorization bill. He worries the system is too vulnerable in real-world battle conditions and is based on outdated technology.
The 9/11 attacks wrecked a big chunk of New York City infrastructure. Hurricane Sandy washed away parts of New Jersey and New York. For decades, waterways feeding East Coast ports were too shallow. Joseph Seebode, deputy district engineer and the chief of programs and project management at the Army Corps of Engineers, is a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program. He tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how he’s going to fix all those problems.
Army says commands have already issued several RFPs under new contract vehicle for cloud services, migration.
The Army is in the midst of a sweeping review of its intelligence apparatus. Interviews and surveys are asking commanders at every level what they’ll need from the intelligence corps over the next decade.
After years of work inventorying its legacy business information technology systems and building more modern ones to replace them, the Army says it has an aggressive plan in place to cut its number of business IT systems in half.
This week, Women of Washington interviews Sally Ann Zoll, CEO of United Through Reading, a nonprofit organization that serves military families.