a. AUSA News – “Is the Army able to recruit talented cyber personnel?
At AUSA’s Hot Topic forum on Army Networks, Gary Wang, deputy chief information officer, CIO/G-6, said competition for talent in the cyber domain is fierce, and military or government service isn’t at the top of the list for young professionals in the cyber and IT arena.
b. AUSA Five Things - “Rapid Capabilities Office gets equipment into the hands of soldiers quicker.”
AUSA Five Things: A Weekly Tip Sheet for AUSA Members, dated September 5, 2016: “Rapid Rollout.”
At Army Innovation Summit 3, held in mid-August in Williamsburg, Va., senior Army leaders said 2016 is a year of change, with a campaign underway to increase collaboration and evaluation to deliver the best equipment and weapons into the hands of soldiers as fast as possible. “I’m pumped,” said Undersecretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy. “We all should be.”
What to watch: What is pumping up Murphy is the planned September launch of a Rapid Capabilities Office, a combination of requirements officers, logisticians and engineers to take a shortcut through the normally obstacle-laden acquisition process. The Air Force, Navy and Defense Department already have similar fast-reaction offices.
c. AUSA Five Things - “Soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have higher survival rates.”
AUSA Five Things: A Weekly Tip Sheet for AUSA Members, dated September 5, 2016: “Alternative Medicine.”
Ninety-two percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan survived to make it home alive, thanks to a combination of better medical training, faster transportation, better care during transit, and improved communications with deployed forces and military medical centers, according to Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West, the Army surgeon general and Army Medical Command commander. During the Vietnam War, the survival rate was about 75 percent.
What to watch: West will be among the speakers at a Sept. 22 one-day Hot Topic event at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Conference and Event Center in Arlington, Va. Part of the discussion will be about medicine in the future, when the U.S. may not have air superiority that enables quick medical evacuation.
d. AUSA Moderator –Exhibit Floor Scavenger Hunt Planned for AUSA Annual Meeting
An exhibit floor scavenger hunt will be part of the 2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army.
Called Hunt AUSA, the search includes a modest six stops, with a requirement to post photos on Facebook or Twitter of each step. The hashtag to be used is #HuntAUSA.
The first 100 people completing the hunt will receive a gift card for coffee, and one finisher – chosen at random – will receive two tickets to the closed event of the meeting, the Marshall Dinner.
Click here to read more: https://www.ausa.org/news/exhibit-floor-scavenger-hunt-planned
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