August 2011 Special Report: Network Integration Evaluation 




August 2011

Network evaluation


Inspecting gadgets

Network Integration Evaluation exercise puts emerging technologies into soldiers’ hands.

Mounted soldier system


Exercise is the first of its kind

The Network Integration Evaluation is the first in a series of semi-annual evaluations designed to integrate and mature the Army’s tactical network and is a key element of the Army’s emerging Network Strategy.

Husky vehicle


New armored vehicles give soldiers added capability

Two vehicles used by multiple units in the military to assist in clearing routes and marking improvised explosive devices have made their way to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Special Troops Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas.


Smart phone use enhances communication

The Army is finding the use of smart-phone devices, such as an Android or iPhone, lead to an increase in "SPOT" reports, where soldiers share tactically relevant information across the force in real-time, service officials said.