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  1. Soldiers working with civilians from PEO C3T install commercial IP packages at the Army's Landstuhl, Germany, Regional Hub Node. The node will be the hub for the communications network in support of the Operational United Assistance, aiding the response to the Ebla outbreak in West Africa. U.S. Army

    Army setting up comms for Ebola response in West Africa

    The Army is working to coordinate crisis response in Liberia.

    • Oct 23, 2014
  2. Luke Devore, an Army Research Labs contractor with Design Interactive, demonstrates the Augmented Reality sand table on Sept. 23 during Modern Day Marine Expo at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. Rob Curtis / Staff

    Microsoft's Kinect aids in 'augmented reality sand' mapping tool

    Video game technology has aided researchers in creating realistic 3-D battlespace maps using a simple sand box.

    • Oct 22, 2014
  3. Air Force program to enhance mission execution

    The Mission Awareness for Mission Assurance program will analyze network traffic flows to aid in prioritizing functions.

    • Oct 21, 2014
  4. The cloud is changing the way defense and intelligence agencies think about carrying out their missions. Staff Sgt. Tracy J. Smith/ / Army

    DoD mulls best use of cloud in ground ops

    The cloud is emerging as an essential component in defense and intel operations.

    • Oct 20, 2014
  5. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics, and technology, left, and Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, speak at an Oct. 14 press conference at the annual meeting of the Association of the US Army in Washington, D.C. Mike Morones / Staff

    AUSA: Science, tech spending key to technical edge

    Ongoing investment is necessary even when budgets tighten.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  6. MG Robert Ashley: All soldiers need a basic understanding of open-source intelligence. Army

    AUSA: Army to require open-source intel training

    All soldiers must gain at least a basic understanding of OSINT.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  7. AUSA: The time for acquisition reform may be at hand

    An increased focus on competition, Congressional attention could facilitate change.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  8. Raytheon releases wearable intel system

    Troops in areas lacking bandwidth can receive and generate intelligence information with the device.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  9. AUSA: UTC Aerospace Systems unveils intel software

    Company also talks about sensor deliveries, night vision.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  10. DARPA seeks software protections against cyber faults

    A new project calls for 'revolutionary' innovations in defensive cyber techniques.

    • Oct 23, 2014
  11. GEN David Perkins, shown here during a May change-of-command ceremony, says the Army must be 'constantly learning, adapting and innovating.' Air Force

    AUSA: Army targets adaptability in new operating concept

    The Army must be constantly learning and innovating, general says.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  12. Soldiers take part in a semi-annual network integration evaluation at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. US Army

    AUSA: New war game to focus on tech, partnerships

    Army Warfighter Assessment will replace a Network Integration Exercise beginning in 2016.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  13. A software system under development at Raytheon will be a 'very important step' in bring electronic warfare personnel and assets into the overall operations process, says COL Jim Ekvall, Chief, U.S. Army Electronic Warfare Division. Rob Curtis/Staff

    AUSA: New electronic warfare tool will aid planning

    Raytheon is developing the web-based system under an Army contract.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  14. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson (pictured) and Army Gen. Charles Jacoby are in regular contact on threats that call for collaboration. Rob Curtis/Staff

    AUSA: Army, DHS leaders seek closer partnership

    Ebola, ISIL, other threats call for collaborative approaches.

    • Oct 14, 2014
  15. General Dynamics has demonstrated 4G LTE capabilities for tactical networks. File

    General Dynamics demos 4G LTE capabilties

    The ability could enhance WIN-T and other tactical networks.

    • Oct 14, 2014
  16. GEN Dennis L. Via: Transforming the Army into an expeditionary force hinges on the intersection of people, technology and business. Mike Morones/Staff

    MILCOM: 5 IT challenges to becoming expeditionary

    The key to transformation requires people, technology and business.

    • Oct 14, 2014
  17. Cray will provide an XC supercomputer to the Army Research Laboratory. Cray

    Cray takes DoD supercomputer contract

    The agreement comes through DoD's High Performance Computing Modernization Program.

    • Oct 14, 2014
  18. The military is rethinking its processes for deploying troops. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

    MILCOM: As troops come home, Army re-examines deployment process

    Improvements to training, HR and logistics must include streamlining the technology that enables the process, according to top leaders.

    • Oct 10, 2014
  19. Stickley

    MILCOM: Is enterprise IT mindset taking root at DoD?

    The calls for streamlined technology and processes, shared services and enterprise-wide IT at the Defense Department usually are quickly followed with demands less tangible than servers and data centers.

    • Oct 22, 2014
  20. MILCOM: Army looks to future network for simplicity, interoperability

    Army officials are looking at how to achieve the many mandates they face amid fiscal pressures and a transitioning force: How can they simultaneously cut costs, get more of the military interoperable and modernize all of the underpinning IT?

    • Oct 10, 2014
  21. Polish firm TELDAT is designing militarized routers for Raytheon's Patriot system. MSgt Sean M. Worrell/ / DMA-Ramstein

    Raytheon and TELDAT developing Patriot router

    Raytheon and Polish firm TELDAT are developing militarized routers for Patriot air defense missiles.

    • Oct 8, 2014
  22. Unisys wins Army enterprise support contract

    Unisys has been awarded a $93 million Army enterprise support contract.

    • Oct 6, 2014
  23. JRSS implementations are planned for the next several years. John Bretschneider/Staff

    Big Data analytics could enhance JRSS

    The Joint Regional Security Stack rollout is underway.

    • Oct 16, 2014
  24. The Defense Department's joint regional security stacks are evolving into a foundational piece for transforming how the military handles IT, networks and global communications. Lockheed Martin

    JRSS paves the road to JIE

    The first installation of joint regional security stack, an important component of the Joint Information Environment, comes alive at San Antonio.

    • Oct 16, 2014
  25. Defense Information Systems Agency planners expect to have a user-friendly, intuitive interface for the agency's IT services storefront. Regimental Combat Team 5

    DISA's storefront to roll out this fall

    The long-discussed online shop is scheduled to open for business.

    • Oct 16, 2014
  26. The Navy is seeking providers for tactical cloud. U.S. Navy

    Navy targets cloud for command and control, email capabilities

    ONR seeks proposals for a tactical cloud project that will ultimately link to CANES.

    • Sep 29, 2014
  27. DoD's forthcoming strategy will grant direct cloud-purchasing power to military branches instead of having them go through DISA. Samuel King Jr./Air Force

    DoD negotiates path toward core data centers

    Uncertainties about cloud migration complicate data center consolidation plans.

    • Sep 30, 2014
  28. Victor Gavin: Use contracts intelligently, choosing the best tool for the job. Rob Curtis/Staff

    JELA, LPTA are but tools in a toolbox

    Navy PEO-EIS warns against injudicious use.

    • Sep 29, 2014
  29. DISA is no longer DoD's de facto cloud broker. Thomas L. Burton/ / Army

    DoD to empower military to procure cloud services

    As DISA loses its place as sole DoD cloud broker, a forthcoming strategy will lay out new responsibilities for defense organizations.

    • Sep 26, 2014
  30. Tim Rudolph is the chief architect/chief technology officer for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. In addition, he is the chief architect and CTO for Program Executive Office C3I & Networks, and the Secretary of the Air Force-appointed Department of Defense Next Generation Air Transportation System chief architect.

    Managed services can ease Air Force's cloud responsibilities

    The Air Force's CTO Tim Rudolph on his top priorities.

    • Sep 25, 2014
  31. Lockheed Martin will upgrade Marine Corps battle management systems

    Upgrades will bring faster access to real-time operations information, better planning and collaboration tools, and enhanced situational awareness.

    • Sep 18, 2014
  32. 21 win $7.2 billion INSCOM contract for intel

    Ten small businesses and 11 larger firms will compete for intelligence-related task orders.

    • Sep 23, 2014
  33. Maj. Gen. Tom Masiello, US Air Force Research Laboratory commander, speaks Tuesday during the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference. Rob Curtis/Staff

    AFRL Commander: 'Digital Teammates' will support a shrinking force

    Machines will not entirely replace wingmen in the future Air Force, but Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello believes they will take on increasingly important roles.

    • Sep 22, 2014
  34. A conceptual image of the launch of the Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP). NET Solutions Image/Air Force Research Lab

    Air Force expects to test counter-electronics missile in 2016

    The weapon will be precise enough to shut down electronics in a building while leaving surrounding structures unaffected.

    • Sep 18, 2014
  35. Gen. Michael Hostage: The still-hypothetical combat cloud has requirements that civilian cloud environments cannot provide. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Air Force looking to combat cloud for future operations

    A program may still be years away, but the need is urgent.

    • Sep 22, 2014
  36. DoD has apparently rescinded the memo that designated DISA the department's 'cloud broker.' David Smith

    DoD rescinds DISA cloud-broker memo

    The move is apparently part of a broader revision of the department's cloud strategy.

    • Sep 16, 2014
  37. Speaking at Association of the United States Army breakfast, Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, head of U.S. Cyber Command, said that to keep pace with rapid changes in the cyber domain, the military needs 'a much tighter relationship between industry and government.'

    Army cyber chief urges stronger industry ties

    A central clearinghouse for industry to access the service's cyber requirements is in the works.

    • Sep 15, 2014
  38. Lockheed Martin to aid Australia in data center consoldation

    Australian Department of Defence seeks data-center drop from 280 to 14.

    • Sep 12, 2014
  39. DISA begins JIE-related migration

    The move to JRSS is designed to create a collaborative environment rather than 'individual pockets of excellence.'

    • Sep 12, 2014
  40. Vehicle Rehab: Billions have been spent at Anniston Army Depot's Combat Vehicle Repair Facility, which has the capability to overhaul any combat vehicle. US Army

    DoD data in transparency website is incomplete

    Time lag, data gaps make could diminish the site's business intelligence value for contractors.

    • Sep 12, 2014
  41. Masked Palestinian militants of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, shown in Gaza City during a rally. DoD is funding research into the dynamics of social contagion. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP/Getty Images

    DoD to fund research into 'social contagion'

    The Minerva Initiative has picked a Cornell University research program as one of its 2014 recipients.

    • Sep 9, 2014
  42. Accenture wins $53 million in Army ERP contracts

    Company will support GFEBS under two separate agreeements.

    • Sep 9, 2014
  43. AUSA 2014 draws near

    The Secretary of the Army has approved the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, giving the green light for up to 1,000 attendees from outside the National Capital Region, a larger presence than in 2013.

    • Sep 9, 2014
  44. General Dynamics to consolidate business units

    General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems will combine to become General Dynamics Mission Systems.

    • Sep 9, 2014
  45. LTC Mollie Pearson and LTC Eddie Galarza greet Ministry of National Defense representatives at Industry Day for the Yongsan Relocation Plan/Land Partnership Plan. Army

    Modernizing the future network with Power Projection Enablers

    P2E supports network upgrades at bases around the world.

    • Sep 4, 2014
  46. Action CIO Terry Halvorsen is changing relations between DoD components, a colleague says. STAFF / AFP

    Joint Warfighter: Pentagon relationships changing under Halvorsen

    In just four months, the acting CIO has made an impact.

    • Sep 9, 2014
  47. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall provided some insight into the forthcoming Better Buying Power 3.0. Thomas Brown/Staff

    Kendall: 'Change in direction' for Better Buying Power 3.0

    The initiative's third version, expected soon, will focus on products, innovation and engineering.

    • Sep 8, 2014
  48. The US Army Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, which ended May 22, included a British mechanized brigade headquarters. Nancy JonesBonbrest, PEO C3T

    Pentagon R&D chief to push cost sharing with allies

    International partnerships can drive down the costs of technology development.

    • Sep 12, 2014
  49. 3D modeling artist Ryan Gilley displays some of the products he designed and printed using advanced manufacturing techniques at the Rapid Technologies Branch, US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sees a great increase in prototyping initiatives. US Army

    DoD turns to prototyping to mitigate budget reductions

    Shorter lead times, design continuity increase efficiencies.

    • Sep 8, 2014
  50. Doug Wiltsie Rob Curtis/Staff

    Welcome from Doug Wiltsie, PEO EIS

    Editor's Note: C4ISR & Networks is proud to produce the 2014 PEO EIS Vision Guide with the cooperation of the Army Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems.

    • Sep 4, 2014

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