2022 US Security Strategy Stresses Transformation

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2022 US Security Strategy Stresses Transformation

The White House’s 2022 National Security Strategy prioritizes force modernization, an endorsement of the Army’s multiyear transformation initiatives. 

“A combat-credible military is the foundation of deterrence and America’s ability to prevail in conflict,” the strategy says. “We will modernize the joint force to be lethal, resilient, sustainable, survivable, agile, and responsive, prioritizing operational concepts and updated warfighting capabilities.” 

Evans Calls for Close Cooperation on Installations

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Evans Calls for Close Cooperation on Installations

Army efforts to improve the resilience and security of its installations require close cooperation with contractors and communities, Lt. Gen. Jason Evans, deputy Army chief of staff for installations, said April 13.

Installations “are no longer a sanctuary,” Evans said. Instead, they would be considered part of the front line of future warfare. Preparing for this culture change requires a new breed of installation commander and staff who will need ongoing and up-to-date training, he said.

Rand Warns of Emerging Threats to Installations

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Rand Warns of Emerging Threats to Installations

Army installations need to step up defenses against a combination of new and emerging threats, according to a new Rand Corp. report that warns traditional physical security, antiterrorism and emergency preparedness won’t be enough to provide safe outposts.

Security Fixes Recommended for Military Hospitals

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Security Fixes Recommended for Military Hospitals

A new report from the Defense Department Inspector General calls for security improvements at military treatment facilities to better protect troops, employees and infrastructure.

Inspectors from the IG’s office visited eight military treatment facilities and identified several security measures already in place. They also found security weaknesses that “could allow unauthorized access” to the MTFs, including restricted or controlled areas, leaving some areas “vulnerable,” the report says.

Army to Improve Installation Management, Security

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General Gustave Perna leads the ILW Forum panel discussion on Installation Readiness at the 2019 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Washington Convention Center on Oct. 15, 2019.
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Army to Improve Installation Management, Security

Those who manage the Army’s installations must move quickly to close gaps in vulnerability, modernize management practices and facilities, and automate where possible, said a panel of experts at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition.

Soldier’s Trust Required for Autonomous Systems

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Soldier’s Trust Required for Autonomous Systems

Army systems using artificial intelligence will require battlefield security to prevent information from being altered or blocked, says the U.S. Army Research Laboratory director, who specializes in sensors and electronic devices.

Speaking at the Army Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence Symposium and Exposition in Detroit, Philip Perconti cautioned that data can be hacked, and signals and information in the field can be altered. If that happens, soldiers will lose trust in the systems and turn them off. 

U.S. Pavilion at IDEX 2019 Already 77% Booked

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U.S. Pavilion at IDEX 2019 Already 77% Booked

Space in the USA Security and Defense Pavilion for IDEX 2019 is already 77 percent booked for an event in the United Arab Emirates that doesn’t take place until February.

The U.S. pavilion at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi is organized by the Association of the U.S. Army. The 2019 event will be held Feb. 17–21.

Held every two years, IDEX is the largest security and armaments exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa. It is the world’s second-largest security and defense show.

Cooperation Key for NORTHCOM

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Cooperation Key for NORTHCOM

North America is vulnerable to an array of natural disasters and manmade threats, and cooperation with partners and allies will be critical.

New FM 3-0 to Be Released at AUSA 2017

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New FM 3-0 to Be Released at AUSA 2017

The Army’s foundational manual for operations—Field Manual 3-0: Operations—has been updated to recognize a broader and more complex security environment.