The proliferation of drones, long-range artillery and precision missiles is forcing the Army to evolve a key component of the battlefie
The Army’s intelligence corps is focused on people, readiness, modernization and relationships with allies and partners as it prepares to compete in an increasingly complex environment.
“In the 31 years I’ve been in the Army, the strategic environment has never been more complex or, quite frankly, ... harder to assess,” Lt. Gen. Laura Potter, the Army deputy chief of staff for intelligence, said March 10 during The AUSA Noon Report, a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.
A cursory reading of A Christmas Carol would be the best preparation for the times ahead.
The ability to manage and protect its data and network is critical to U.S. Army success on the future battlefield, a pair of senior leaders said.
“Our data provides us a competitive advantage over our adversaries, and as with any strategic asset, we must manage and protect our data,” said Army Undersecretary James McPherson. This effort requires a “continuous, comprehensive approach” that allows the Army “to see first, to decide first, to shoot first.”
Imagine you are an Army signal officer in the field with your unit on deployment.
A new Institute of Land Warfare policy paper raises concerns about Army ground and satellite communications, warning a “dangerous reliance” on commercial satellites.
The Army is reconsidering its network modernization needs, seeking to immediately change course on some radios, command posts and tactical information networks.
This includes reinvestment of $544.9 million saved from halting procurement on some programs so it can build a different network solution that addresses what officials see as pressing interoperability and security concerns.
The No. 1 mission of the nation’s emerging force of cyberwarriors is protecting military information networks because a successful attack on weapons, communications, navigation and targeting systems could cripple offensive and defensive capabilities, the U.S. Cyber Command chief told Congress.
The Army wants to do home-station testing of disrupted communications to prepare soldiers to operate in cyber and electronic warfare environments. But they have a civilian problem.
Maj. Gen. Patricia Frost, the Army’s cyber director, said the Army cannot just jam fiber and electronic communications like an adversary might do. That, she said, might anger the off-base civilian population.
An app for emergency communications, an upgraded helicopter engine and enhanced night vision goggles were among the technologies on display at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition.
Qnexis Inc., a Reston, Va.-based communications company, showcased an emergency communications app that provides mass notifications to mobile phones.
Company president and CEO Kurt Nguyen said the mobile app is useful for routine communications between administrators and employees, providing company-wide or site-specific communications.