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  • Signal Soldiers exercise deployment readiness, expeditionary capabilities

    Apr 25, 2016

    Signal Soldiers from the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion conducted sling load and air operations training as part of 2nd Signal Brigade's Operation Forged Lightning deployment readiness exercise March 22-23, 2016 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area. The training enhanced expeditionary capabilities by providing the unit an opportunity to facilitate a DRE III "shock event": alert, assembly, prep for deployment, deploy, execute training mission and redeploy the unit on short or no notice.

  • Rock drill develops best practices for reliable, resilient communications in Europe

    Apr 20, 2016

    Leaders from the Regional Hub Node (RHN) and Regional Cyber Center -- Europe (RCC-E) met April 18-19 in Landstuhl to discuss how to streamline services and develop best practices to provide more reliable and resilient communications to warfighters in theater.

  • Distracted Driving - R U @ Risk?

    Apr 18, 2016

    Say the words "distracted driving" and most folks think of teens who text or gab excitedly with each other while navigating the streets. However, teens aren't the only ones out there paying less than full attention to the road. Distracted driving can just as easily happen to anyone -- maybe even you.

  • 52nd Signal Battalion "MacArthur's Own" hosts change of responsibility

    Apr 12, 2016

    The 52nd Signal Battalion, 2nd Signal Brigade hosted a change of responsibility ceremony April 7, 2016 at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart. Command Sgt. Maj. Woody Carter passed responsibility of the battalion to the incoming senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Danny Rebolledo.

  • A Senseless Loss

    Apr 11, 2016

    As a brigade sport bike and senior battalion motorcycle mentor, scores of Soldiers have asked me for advice about becoming a motorcyclist. Of these, one Soldier in particular stands out.

  • IMCOM supports cyber growth infrastructure

    Apr 8, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl and Maj. Gen. Lawarren Patterson recently co-chaired the sixth Cyber Installation Support Summit at U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters.

  • 102nd Signal Battalion named NETCOM 2015 NEC of the Year

    Apr 5, 2016

    The 102nd Signal Battalion Network Enterprise Center (NEC) was recently named the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) NEC of the Year for 2015. This is the fourth year in a row that the unit has won the award, carrying on what has become a winning tradition of excellence in network service and customer support. Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., commander of NETCOM, and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephfon Watson, NETCOM senior enlisted advisor, presented the award to the 102nd Signal Battalion, 2nd Signal Brigade at an Orange Call event March 21, 2016 at the Community Activity Center on Clay Kaserne.

  • Cyber Innovation Challenge in Silicon Valley

    Apr 1, 2016

    The Army ventured into the heart of the tech industry to engage vendors on the leading edge of cyber capabilities.

  • Assessing radios that serve as 'mid-tier' in the tactical network at NIE 16.2

    Mar 29, 2016

    The Army plans to assess the capabilities of the mid-tier at Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 16.2, which runs from May 2-14. To enable mid-tier network connectivity, Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division will use Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) systems as they perform Combined Arms Maneuver missions during NIE 16.2, providing valuable feedback that will help the Army enhance its tactical information network.

  • Army Cyber Command leader: protecting systems, networks vital for Army readiness

    Mar 23, 2016

    "Protecting and defending Army networks and networked systems, including our platform systems, is vital for future Army readiness, mission command, and our ability to conduct joint Unified Land Operations," said Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, commanding general of Army Cyber Command and Second Army, at the Association of the U.S. Army's Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Ala., March 15.

  • Sons of Safety

    Mar 22, 2016

    While in Afghanistan, every Thursday night I would get together with three friends and watch "Sons of Anarchy," a television show about the exploits of an outlaw motorcycle gang. After about six months of watching, we decided we all needed to buy motorcycles when we returned home. We figured our buddy, Dustin, who was an experienced rider, would be a good person to give us some guidance. While his advice was sound, our execution was a bit questionable.

  • Training in the Heat: Fact and Fiction

    Mar 21, 2016

    The very nature of our profession as Soldiers -- training outdoors, wearing uniforms and carrying equipment -- practically guarantees we will be exposed to heat stress. The latest data from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch indicates that in 2014, more than 200 Soldiers suffered from heat stroke and another 1,200 suffered from other less severe forms of heat illness that required medical attention and led to lost duty time. It may be unrealistic to hope for zero heat illnesses, but through proper training, education and preparation we can minimize the number of Soldiers who suffer from a serious or even fatal heat illness.

  • Army vehicles get technology upgrades for modernization evaluations

    Mar 16, 2016

    Before Soldiers can evaluate the latest version of the Army's on-the-move communications network this spring, hundreds of Army tactical vehicles are receiving technological upgrades within the Integration Motor Pool at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • US, UK signal leaders meet to plan Stoney Run exercise

    Mar 3, 2016

    Leaders from the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Signal Brigade and the British Army's 250th Gurkha Signal Squadron, 30th Signal Regiment, met March 2, 2016 in Grafenwoerhr to plan for the upcoming Stoney Run exercise in June. Stoney Run is an annual, binational, signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, enhance interoperability and build partner capacity between the two NATO Allies.

  • Toolkit improves cybersecurity

    Mar 2, 2016

    The capability will rapidly provide unit commanders and program managers with current, comprehensive information on their cyber posture.

  • Integration of cyberspace capabilities into tactical units

    Feb 29, 2016

    The Army's efforts to integrate operational cyberspace capabilities into its tactical units took another big step forward during a recent training rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. The cyber participation in the training was a key element in the Army's ongoing Cyber Support to Corps and Below pilot, designed to help the Army develop how it will build and employ cyber in its tactical formations.

  • "Dragon Warrior 7" reflects on 28 years of Army service

    Feb 23, 2016

    When Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Mercado passes responsibility of 5th Signal Command (Theater) next month, he will also begin passing into retirement after a career with the Army spanning 28 years and three continents. Mercado will pass responsibility of 5th Signal Command to Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Gutierrez, currently serving as the senior enlisted advisor for the 160th Signal Brigade and Task Force Signal-Afghanistan at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The change of responsibility ceremony will be March 17 at 11 a.m. at the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center and is open to all DoD ID card holders.

  • Deadlines approaching for officers, warrants, to apply for transfer to cyber branch

    Feb 18, 2016

    Deadlines are approaching for active Army commissioned and warrant officers interested in joining the Army Cyber Branch under two Voluntary Transfer Incentive Program efforts.

  • Army Europe highlights interoperability at communications conference

    Feb 5, 2016

    Signal, cyber and communications experts from industry, government and the militaries of several NATO allied and partner nations gathered together for the 9th annual Mobile Deployable Communications Conference in Warsaw, Poland, Feb. 4-5.

  • Zika Virus - What is it? What can you do?

    Feb 5, 2016

    Zika is a mosquito-borne virus closely related to yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile viruses. A Zika virus outbreak was identified in Brazil in early 2015; since then, it has spread to more than twenty-five other countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

  • Army chef serves up dirt and worms

    Feb 4, 2016

    The 2015 Armed Forces Master Chef of the Year and a member of the Network Enterprise Technology Command, visited a kindergarten class for a short time to talk with students and have a little fun.

  • Signal and cyber connect to validate new equipment

    Jan 23, 2016

    Mission success in the U.S. Army relies heavily on a balance of efficiency in equipment and personnel but is hardly achieved without both. Faced with upgraded equipment and unpracticed personnel, signal Soldiers of the 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical) and cyber Soldiers of the Cyber Protection Team 152 connected for training at Forward Operating Base Ready, Fort Gordon, Georgia, Jan. 19-23.

  • USAREUR Chief of Staff visits 6981st CSG

    Jan 22, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, U.S. Army Europe chief of staff, visited with members of the 6981st Civilian Support Group Jan. 20, 2016 at their headquarters at Germersheim Army Depot, Germany.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • Malicious coders will lose anonymity as identity-finding research matures

    Jan 15, 2016

    A team of university students tested a tool kit that may one day help analysts to identify malware authors more quickly.

  • NETCOM deputy commanding general promoted

    Jan 8, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Todd Isaacson, deputy commanding general, pinned on his one-star rank January 7.

  • Summit brings senior cyber leaders together to share Total Army opportunities, solutions

    Jan 5, 2016

    U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army hosted more than 90 senior military and civilian representatives of cyber organizations from across the active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard during the recent Total Army Cyber Summit on Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

  • Fort Gordon hackathon pits teams of Cyber warriors against their peers

    Dec 21, 2015

    Fort Gordon's MI battalion hosts intramural competition to hone Cyber warriors' skills and mental agility

  • Suicide prevention is everyone's responsibility

    Dec 16, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona -- In the same manner as it takes a community to raise a child, it's up to the Fort Huachuca community to ensure that no person is left behind when it comes to suicide prevention.

  • Army issues awards for first Cyber Innovation Challenge

    Dec 15, 2015

    The U.S. Army has entered into Other Transaction agreements with two vendors to deliver next-generation, Deployable Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) Infrastructure (DDI) prototype kits for Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs).

  • 6981st CSG to represent NETCOM for Army Award for Maintenance Excellence

    Dec 11, 2015

    The 6981st Civilian Support Group, 2nd Signal Brigade, was recently selected as the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command's "All Others" category winner for the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence (AAME) for fiscal year 2015.

  • Updated Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report rating forms available online

    Dec 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command announced Monday the availability of the DA Form 2166-9 series, the revised Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report, and its activation in the web-based Evaluation Entry System.

  • Keeping troops connected: Manpack Radio and MUOS waveform provide on-the-move comms

    Dec 9, 2015

    In today's cellular world, communicating coast to coast is a given. But for Soldiers deployed around the world, many in austere locations with no established commercial network, it isn't so routine. So when Soldiers on the west coast recently communicated with their peers who were nearly 3,000 miles away on the east coast using the Army's Manpack Radio and the Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform, the mission to keep troops connected took a significant step forward.

  • SMA Dailey hosts a town hall at Cochise Theater

    Nov 30, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - SMA Dailey hosts a town hall at Cochise Theater today at 1 PM. He'll respond to some questions submitted in advance via social media. Message us on Facebook, U.S. Army Fort Huachuca. ‪#‎15thSMA

  • Army launches innovation challenge on cyber situational awareness

    Nov 20, 2015

    To investigate new technology and solutions that could help tactical commanders visualize the cyber domain and calculate risk from cyber threats, the Army kicked off a Cyber Innovation Challenge with an industry day, Nov. 18.

  • Army Cyber forces move pilot program forward at Joint Readiness Training Center rotation

    Nov 19, 2015

    FORT POLK, La. -- The Army's pilot program to integrate cyber effects into tactical units took a major step forward with the participation of Army Cyber forces in the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division's recent rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La.

  • Army sets record low for accidental loss in 2015

    Nov 16, 2015

    The Army achieved its sixth consecutive year of declines in accidental fatalities and reached a historic milestone during the recently closed fiscal year, data from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center show.

  • Experts: Winning cyberwar takes getting talent management right

    Nov 12, 2015

    Talent management is essential for getting the right people in the right place, at the right time, for any Army job - but especially for cyber, an Army manpower leader said.

  • Cyber improvements a 'team sport' at Army network exercise

    Nov 4, 2015

    Soldiers are teaming with mock hackers to get feedback in real time, one of several cybersecurity process improvements made possible by the Army's recent changes to the Network Integration Evaluation and Army Warfighting Assessment.

  • New 4ID Mission Command Element gets network infrastructure upgrades

    Nov 3, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe, has said on a number of occasions, "If I can't communicate, then I can't command." The same holds true for the 4th Infantry Division as it establishes a new Mission Command Element (MCE) at Smith Barracks in Baumholder, Germany. In order to provide effective mission command over Regionally Allocated Forces (RAF) operating throughout Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the new command center needs the network infrastructure to be able to communicate.

  • Army modernization makes strides as NIE 16.1 concludes

    Oct 26, 2015

    The Network Integration Evaluation, better known as NIE, has a reputation of expediting Army modernization and enhancing technology to benefit Soldiers. The most recent NIE greatly expanded the scope of the exercise within a coalition environment, compelling those tasked with executing the event for the Army to face new challenges head-on.

  • CyberSecurity begins with diligence, requires continued vigilance

    Oct 26, 2015

    October was Cyber Security month, and the Regional Cyber Center-Korea (RCC-K) knows how critical awareness is to keeping our networks safe.

  • Forum addresses Army cyber progress, convergence

    Oct 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 14 -- Army and civilian cybersecurity leaders shared their views on the growth and direction of Army cyber during a panel forum here Oct. 14. The forum, entitled "Army Cyber: Today and Tomorrow", was one of several Institute of Land Warfare Contemporary Military Forums that were part of this year's Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting.

  • Army cyber forces take part in second Fort Polk training rotation for tactical pilot

    Oct 23, 2015

    Army cyber forces will continue the integration of cyber effects into the Army's tactical units with their participation in an upcoming training rotation for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at the Joint Readiness Training Center, or JRTC, on Fort Polk, Louisiana.

  • Senior Department of Defense officials applaud NIE

    Oct 20, 2015

    The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Hon. Frank Kendall, and the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson, explored Fort Bliss, Texas this month to interact with Soldiers and observe firsthand the new technologies under assessment during the Network Integration Evaluation 16.1.

  • Domestic violence prevention starts with respect

    Oct 16, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona -- Fort Huachuca is offering a special workshop and month-long displays to showcase October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month according to Allitra Williams, victim advocate, Army Community Service (ACS).

  • "From the Inside" of cybersecurity awareness

    Oct 9, 2015

    For the Army, October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and this year's theme, "Stay Protected While Connected," emphasizes the importance of good online habits in protecting the Army network and the force. To do their part to promote cyber security, members of the U.S. Army Central network security office presented a different way of sharing cyber awareness information and tips with Soldiers and civilians.

  • 5th Signal Command kicks off Fit to Lead program

    Oct 5, 2015

    5th Signal Command kicked off its fiscal year 2016 Fit to Lead program with a 5k run and information session Oct. 1 at the Tony Bass Gym on Clay Kaserne.

  • Two Germans complete three-year IT apprentice program, three more begin

    Oct 2, 2015

    Two employees of the 6981st Civilian Support Group recently completed a three-year apprenticeship program and were recognized for their accomplishment at a ceremony Sept. 24 at Germersheim Army Depot.

  • Army names annual safety award recipients

    Sep 16, 2015

    Winners of the annual Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards were recently named by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • MIT cyber experts visit Army Cyber Command

    Sep 2, 2015

    Dr. Marc A. Zissman, associate head of the Cyber Security and Information Sciences Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, speaks to Army Cyber Command leaders about developing cyber technology and operations, at ARCYBER headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 1. For more ARCYBER images, visit the command's Flickr galleries at the link below.

  • Army prepares systems, partner nations for network exercise

    Aug 27, 2015

    Several unit command posts and a full fleet of tactical vehicles are built and ready to be equipped with the most advanced technology the Army has to offer.

  • Deadline for new cyber military occupational specialty applications looms

    Aug 17, 2015

    The Army is looking for Soldiers, who want to sign on as part of the cyber branch.

  • Challenging terrain provides realistic training for signal soldiers

    Aug 14, 2015

    Signal soldiers from the 505th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade (TTSB) tested their network skills during a war exercise located on Fort Hunter Liggett last month taking advantage of its rugged terrain to provide the troops with the most realistic training possible.

  • What Soldiers should know about the Qualitative Management Program

    Aug 11, 2015

    The following article provides an overview of the QMP process, explains why the Army has such a program, to whom it applies and to whom not, and provides a few tips on how to respond to notifications.

  • Army integrates tactical vehicles for fall assessments

    Aug 4, 2015

    Imagine large Army tactical vehicles as far as the eye can see -- that is the current state of the Integration Motor Pool at Fort Bliss, Texas. As preparation continues for this fall's Network Integration Evaluation 16.1/Army Warfighter Assessment, or NIE 16.1/AWA, hundreds of vehicles including Strykers, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and command post vehicles are receiving installations of the Army's latest tactical communications systems.

  • US, allied cyber defenders discuss interoperability at Cyber Summit 2015

    Jul 29, 2015

    More than 140 cyber, communications and intelligence professionals from across Europe and as far away as Hawaii gathered in Wiesbaden for the Cyber Summit 2015, July 27-29.

  • New technologies signify shift in assessing Army innovation, shaping requirements

    Jul 29, 2015

    Fort Bliss, Texas, is a hub for Army technological innovation. This fall, it will not just be the technology that is innovative; but also the event in which new technologies will be reviewed.

  • Second Star: Brig. Gen. Baker Promoted to Major General

    Jul 8, 2015

    Brig. Gen. John W. Baker, commanding general, 7th Signal Command (Theater), was promoted to major general by Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, assistant chief of staff, and commanding general, Installation Management Command, during a ceremony on July 7, 2015.

  • Signaliers provide communications for commanders, soldiers during Atlantic Resolve

    Jul 4, 2015

    During any military engagement, the ability of commanders to communicate quickly and effectively with their Soldiers can often determine the outcome of the battle. For the commanders of Operation Atlantic Resolve, this capability is provided by the Soldiers of the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, headquartered in Grafenwöhr, Germany.

  • NETCOM inducts Soldier into Signal Cove of Remembrance

    Jul 1, 2015

    A solemn ceremony July 1, marked the addition of the 101st name into the Signal Cove of Remembrance.

  • 509th Signal Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jun 25, 2015

    The 509th Signal Battalion welcomed a new commander in a ceremony on Caserma Del Din here June 25.

  • 509th Signal Battalion wins Army Supply Excellence Award

    Jun 17, 2015

    The 509th Signal Battalion in Vicenza, Italy, was recently recognized as one of the Army's best in logistics, being named a winner in the Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • 40th ESB bids farewell to one commander, welcomes another

    Jun 11, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Outgoing Commander Lt. Col. David Thomas relinquished command of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion to incoming Commander Lt. Col. Cora Henry, Wednesday morning during a change of command ceremony on Brown Parade Field.

  • Army observing National Safety Month in June

    Jun 10, 2015

    The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.

  • Army Cyber Command Innovation program aims to harvest creativity, ideas

    Jun 5, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Cyber Command's Innovation program is the result of ARCYBER leadership's desire to construct a process to tap into the wealth of individual and collective knowledge in the minds of members of the command and its affiliated organizations, to root out and share good ideas and bring them to life.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade conducts multinational radio training

    Jun 5, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, hosted a combined radio telephone operators course for U.S. paratroopers and Dutch soldiers at Caserma Del Din in Vicenza, Italy, May 4-8, to increase radio interoperability between the two NATO allies.

  • Command establishes enlisted pathways to become a cyber operations specialist

    Jun 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command, or HRC, has announced the personnel transition strategy and procedures for reclassification to Military Occupational Specialty 17C, or MOS 17C, cyber operations specialist, for active-duty Army enlisted personnel.

  • Soldiers make 'better, faster decisions' due to Army modernization

    Jun 3, 2015

    The mission at hand for System of Systems Engineering and Integration, Capability Package Directorate, is to create the architecture and design integration of capability sets, provide support to program managers and field the sets to brigade combat teams.

  • 5th Signal Command, BwCISCOM formalize partnership at signing ceremony

    Jun 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army's 5th Signal Command and the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command (BwCISCOM) established an Interoperability Cooperation Group and pledged a closer working relationship with the signing of a German-U.S. interoperability cooperation agreement.

  • NETCOM Best Warriors shine in Arizona desert

    Jun 2, 2015

    An information technology specialist representing the 160th Signal Brigade, was named Soldier of the Year, and a video teleconference technician representing the 5th Signal Command, was named Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • 2nd Signal Brigade Soldiers help honor fallen in Normandy

    May 29, 2015

    A color guard from the 2nd Signal Brigade helped remember the past and honor the fallen during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery in France.

  • Wireless network increases computer capabilities, improves automation

    May 29, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Four teams of technicians here have finished installing nearly 200 wireless access points across Tobyhanna Army Depot that will improve shop floor automation and provide increased data entry capabilities.

  • Army offers selective retention bonuses to retain enlisted cyber warriors

    May 29, 2015

    Enlisted Soldiers are eligible for a cyber-specific selective retention bonus under provisions of a U.S. Army Human Resources Command military personnel message published this month. Soldiers, presently serving within the Cyber Mission Force and eligible to re-enlist, should contact their career counselors to pursue the bonus.

  • Admin specialist nets Junior Civilian of the Year honors

    May 26, 2015

    An Administrative Support Specialist assigned to the 525th Signal Company was selected as the 7th Signal Command (Theater) Junior Civilian of the Year.

  • Motorcycle safety is not just for May, but for entire year

    May 22, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration designates May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month which coincides with the beginning of motorcycle riding season for many Soldiers and also serves as the early kick-off for the annual 101 Critical Days of Summer Safety program.

  • Signal Soldiers hone skills during Fearless Elk

    May 19, 2015

    Soldiers from the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion deployed to the Grafenwoehr Training Area May 11-20 to hone basic Soldier and signal-specific skills during Operation Fearless Elk.

  • Hon. Shyu on NIE: the Army has benefited tremendously

    May 18, 2015

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology, Hon. Heidi Shyu, touched down at Fort Bliss, Texas, this past week to obtain Soldier feedback on the systems being evaluated during Network Integration Evaluation 15.2 or NIE.

  • Cyber symposium sparks conversations to improve network security

    May 15, 2015

    The Northwest Cybersecurity Symposium was held on the campus of the University of Washington-Tacoma May 5, to inform and provoke discussions of the importance of unifying industries and government on the readiness and protecting our nations network systems. This event gave cybersecurity professionals from government, business and education sectors a forum to discuss changes in the U.S. strategy in dealing with cyberattacks.

  • Army Cyber Institute hosts summit, builds civilian/military cyber partnership

    May 15, 2015

    The Army Cyber Institute, in conjunction with Palo Alto Networks, hosted the inaugural Joint Service Academy Cyber Security Summit at West Point, N.Y., May 13-14. The summit brought together more than 100 leading information security space representatives from various backgrounds, including all four military service academies, the Department of Defense, civilian industry and academia.

  • Senior Army leaders challenge workforce to embrace technology, prevent Soldier loss

    May 15, 2015

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Speaking at the Senior Safety and Occupational Health Summit held here April 12-17, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, director, Army Safety, and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, challenged the 350 safety and occupational health professionals in attendance to not rest on their laurels, but to work together and exploit 21st century technology to identify and influence Soldier behavior to prevent accidents.

  • Army to focus on cyber strategy in tactical environments

    May 11, 2015

    The Army is analyzing cyberspace requirements and outlining potential technical investments based on its Cyber Materiel Development Strategy, released in February 2015.

  • Soldier-led Army modernization efforts kick off as NIE 15.2 begins

    May 5, 2015

    As the Army continues to focus on readiness and modernization, Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, just kicked off their assessment of various capabilities. They are doing so through Network Integration Evaluation 15.2 or NIE, which is an initiative that will provide capabilities to the network in 2020.

  • Hall addresses Team Signal during town hall

    May 4, 2015

    Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command and the U.S. Army Europe Chief Information Officer/G6, held a town hall with members of Team Signal in the Wiesbaden area, including 5th Signal Command, 2nd Signal Brigade, 102nd Signal Battalion and the USAREUR G6, in an effort to communicate with the workforce on a number of topics such as mandated force reductions, current operations and Theater Signal Mission Analysis.

  • USARCENT hosts 'Cyber Bowl,' promotes network security

    May 1, 2015

    Visit Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, for a Cyber Bowl to promote cyber awareness and security.

  • Trail Bosses' leadership streamlines validation for Network Integration Evaluation 15.2

    Apr 23, 2015

    Systems gearing up to be evaluated during Network Integration Evaluation 15.2, also known as NIE, finished spending their final weeks within the controlled Integration Motor Pool. During the Validation Exercise or VALEX, System of Systems Engineering and Integration, Capability Package Directorate, power up equipment integrated onto vehicles in order to establish and validate the network.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • Army leaders stress industry partnership on network, cyber needs

    Apr 22, 2015

    Urging industry partners to look beyond current budget constraints and plan to deliver technologies Soldiers will need in the future, Army senior leaders hosted an industry feedback forum focused on modernizing tactical network and mission command capabilities for Force 2025 and Beyond.

  • 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion hosts SHARP walk

    Apr 10, 2015

    Over 1,000 Soldiers, civilians, family members, and pets attended the walk on April 03 to raise awareness and take a firm stand against Sexual Assault and Harassment. Lt. Col. Vanessa K. Ragsdale, commander of the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, opened the auspicious event by introducing the guest of honor, Brig. Gen. Clayton M. Hutmacher, 2nd Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment.

  • 'Be a Voice' against sexual assault

    Apr 10, 2015

    Solders from across 1st Signal Brigade share how they can be a voice against Sexual Assault and Sexual Harrassment in today's Army.

  • Army Strategy Conference to define First Principles for 21st Century Defense

    Apr 6, 2015

    A new kind of conference this week will give a fresh look at the fundamentals of defense in the 21st Century. The Army Strategy Conference is a two-and-half day virtual conference for worldwide participation, 7-9 April. Listen/watch at your desktop -- www.carlisle.army.mil. Participate by Twitter #StratConf.

  • Last Call

    Apr 3, 2015

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand: driving.

  • Keeping Resiliency Relevant 365

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign combines multiple efforts and initiatives to improve the readiness and resilience of the total Army.

  • US Army Cyber Center of Excellence commander talks cyber with German signal Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, spoke to about 100 Soldiers of the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command on the evolving role of cyber in U.S. Army operations at BwCISCOM's headquarters in Bonn, Germany.

  • Civilian Workforce Transformation General Officer Steering Committee meets

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civilian Personnel, Gwen DeFilippi, center, heads a Civilian Workforce Transformation (CWT) General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC) meeting at the Pentagon on 18 March 2015.

  • Army Cyber Institute, Army Cyber Command host second 'Cyber Talks' event

    Mar 27, 2015

    FORT LESLIE J. McNAIR, Washington, D.C. -- The Army Cyber Institute at West Point, N.Y., and U.S. Army Cyber Command continued to foster dialogue and share ideas among thought leaders and rising stars in the cyber operations community with the second in a series of daylong "Cyber Talks" at the National Defense University's Lincoln Hall here, March 18.

  • Army releases spring/summer safety campaign

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Army's annual spring/summer safety campaign was recently released online by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • German students, US Army chaplain mark 70th anniversary of Rhine River crossing in friendship

    Mar 25, 2015

    Chap. (Col.) Carleton Birch, 5th Signal Command chaplain, spoke about living as an American in Germany and about the role of Army chaplains to a class of about 150 upper-level high school students at the Kant-Gymnasium in Boppard, Germany.

  • Open application period for Army Civilian leadership training

    Mar 25, 2015

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs (ASA (M&RA)) announced the open application period for the highly competitive Senior Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-14/15s and equivalents) and the newly developed Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-12/13s and equivalents), on March 25, 2015.

  • USAREUR G6 visits JMTC, meets with signal Soldiers

    Mar 20, 2015

    Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., U.S. Army Europe Chief Information Officer/G6, and Sgt. Maj. Ricardo Samudio, USAREUR G6 sergeant major, visited with signal Soldiers, leaders and exercise support staff at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command.