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  • Army's current, future network capabilities interoperate for stronger force

    Mar 8, 2012

    While Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2, the Army's newest generation of its tactical communications network backbone, undergoes its operational test this spring, an upgraded version of its earlier counterpart, WIN-T Increment 1b, will also participate in the test to ensure seamless connectivity and interoperability.

  • New communications a 'SNAP' for 403rd in Korea

    Mar 2, 2012

    New terminals enable the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade to use NIPR and SIPR communications in a tactical environment.

  • Got Leaders?

    Feb 29, 2012

    If you don't have a Motorcycle Mentorship Program supported by senior Leaders, then maybe you don't have one at all.

  • Mercury Rising

    Feb 29, 2012

    With summer approaching and temperatures rising, there is a natural tendency to worry about heat injuries. But another equal concern is the increase in musculoskeletal injuries due to more vigorous outdoor summer activities. Winter conditioning does not necessarily translate to being conditioned for your summer activities. This creates the need to physically train the body for warm-weather activities.

  • How to Use Your Safety Officer

    Feb 29, 2012

    I was the incoming battalion commander and it had been a wonderful couple of days familiarizing myself with what appeared to be a great unit. After reviewing the brigade commander's Officer Evaluation Report support form in preparation for my initial counseling, I noted the usual comments about meeting or exceeding standards for the commander's unit status report, individual weapons qualification, Army physical fitness test and the unit's successful external evaluation. However, what I hadn't seen before was an objective to "implement and maintain an effective unit safety program supporting unit readiness and combat capability."

  • Army to resume Enterprise Email migrations

    Feb 22, 2012

    The Army expects to resume migrations to Department of Defense Enterprise Email by Mar. 17, 2012.

  • NETCOM chooses 2011 Civilian of the Year

    Feb 22, 2012

    In a ceremony held in the Greely Hall Auditorium today, the Network Enterprise Technology Command revealed their 2011 Civilian of the Year.

  • Army Safety Program strong, off-duty challenges remain

    Feb 16, 2012

    The 2012 Winter Army Senior Safety Symposium was held Feb. 14-16, 2012, at Fort Rucker, Ala., with 65 of the Army's senior safety Leaders in attendance to assess current Army Safety Program efforts and chart a path forward to ensure continued success of the program.

  • Celebrating black women

    Feb 10, 2012

    Their stories may be as varied as their careers and places they lived; however, African-American women have shared a common bond throughout history. The myriad of careers held and experiences dealing with their race and gender are woven into their life stories.

  • Changes coming for the Army's Active Component retention program

    Feb 10, 2012

    Army Command, Army Service Component Commands and Direct Reporting Units will establish brigade-level reenlistment objectives and as in the past, commanders will be directed to retain a percentage of the eligible population. In March 2012 the reenlistment window opens for Soldiers whose enlistments end in fiscal year 2013.

  • Army's top signal officer tours C4ISR campus, explores acquisitions efficiencies

    Feb 8, 2012

    Members of Team C4ISR showed promise becoming a reality to Lt. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence, the Army's chief information officer/G6, Jan. 30, 2012, during her visit to the C4ISR Center of Excellence.

  • 261st Signal Co. helps West Texas Food Bank

    Feb 7, 2012

    A platoon from 261st Signal Company, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade willingly volunteers their time to help those less fortunate than themselves. The Soldiers who volunteer from 261st spend every Tuesday volunteering at the West Texas Food Bank.

  • African American/Black History Month tri-signed letter

    Feb 6, 2012

    African American/Black History Month: Black Women in American History and Culture -- tri-signed letter

  • African-American women making history

    Feb 6, 2012

    African-American/Black History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions that African-Americans have made to the nation's society and to the rest of the world. The 2012 theme is Black Women in American Culture and History.

  • Secretary of the Army swears in the new Vice Chief of Staff of the Army

    Feb 6, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh swears in the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III during a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Jan. 31, 2012.

  • Task Force Hurricane in the forecast for northern Afghanistan

    Feb 6, 2012

    Soldiers of the 841st Engineer Battalion's headquarters and forward support companies lead by (L-R) 1st Lt. Santos Ortiz and 1st Sgt. Stephon McAffee, headquarters company, Capt. Geoffery Givens and 1st Sgt. Corey Thompson, Forward Support Company. Seated, (L-R) Florida Governor Rick Scott, 841st Engineer Battalion commander Lt. Col. William Schaper, 926th Engineer Brigade commander Col. Lew Irwin and Miami Dade College president Dr. Jose A. Vicente during a departure ceremony at Miami Dade College, Feb. 4, 2012. The two companies will deploy to Afghanistan as part of Task Force Hurricane to provide command and control of combat and construction missions. The task force will also collaborate with the Afghan National Army in Regional Command North to improve security, development, and governance of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC Public Affairs)

  • CSA's Marching Orders

    Feb 3, 2012

  • Network modernization business practices allow Army to trim costs

    Feb 1, 2012

    Facing an environment of emerging fiscal constraints, the Army is using its Network Integration Evaluation efforts, part of the Agile Acquisition Process, to force a shift from Research, Developmental, Technical and Engineering efforts to the procurement of mature network capability that will be fielded starting in 2013.

  • Lack of Communication

    Jan 31, 2012

    While stationed in the southwest as an explosive ordnance disposal specialist, one of our unit's missions was to clear Air Force aerial bombing and gunnery ranges of unexploded and "practice" ordnance. Practice ordnance, while sounding innocuous, contains explosive charges to produce a white marking smoke and can, depending on the particular round, have explosive charges that are equivalent to 5 pounds or more of high explosives.

  • Reading the Road

    Jan 31, 2012

    Motorcycling is a lifelong learning process. Far too often riders think after a few years and a few thousand miles that they know it all. That concept can be fatal.

  • New HRC website goes 'live' to better serve Soldiers, veterans

    Jan 31, 2012

    Jan. 31, the U.S. Army Human Resources Command launched a new website, www.hrc.army.mil, designed to increase Soldier awareness of and interest in HRC programs, policies and initiatives.

  • The Army wants you -- to vote!

    Jan 20, 2012

    Officials at the Human Resources Command want to ensure that the entire Army family understands the importance of voting, and want to make it as easy as possible.

  • Guidelines encourage caution when using social media

    Jan 19, 2012

    The phenomenon known as social media is utilized by many different businesses, organizations and individuals.

  • Army network integration facilities simulate battlefield environment

    Jan 6, 2012

    Armed with the ability to recreate a battlefield network environment in its multiple integrated testing facilities here, the Army is providing advanced technologies to the field faster and with greater efficiency.

  • Longtime employee remembered

    Jan 4, 2012

    The Fort Jackson community lost a very important person when Jeremiah Jeffcoat died unexpectedly shortly before Christmas.

  • Year in Photos 2011

    Jan 3, 2012

    Choose the best Army image of 2011 by "liking" your favorite photo.

  • Bagram's digital detectives dig in

    Dec 19, 2011

    There is another war in Afghanistan. A war that has no armor or aircraft yet expands well beyond the boundaries of every nation known to man, the vast landscape of the digital realm.

  • 5th Signal Command warrant officer awarded by the Department of Defense

    Dec 19, 2011

    A recent member of 5th Signal Command was recognized by the Pentagon yesterday as one of the winners of this year's Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Awards.

  • CIO aims to consolidate, close 185 data centers by FY14

    Dec 16, 2011

    Before more than 500 information technology business representatives, the Army's chief information officer said Wednesday the service plans to consolidate data centers and close at least 185 by fiscal year 2014.

  • Army activates first-of-its-kind Cyber Brigade

    Dec 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command activated the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade to support U.S. and Army Cyber Commands with their missions to provide a proactive cyber defense, Dec. 1, 2011, at Fort Meade, Md.

  • 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Soldiers return from deployment

    Dec 9, 2011

    Family members and loved ones received an early Christmas present Dec. 8 when approximately 150 Soldiers with the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion returned here from Afghanistan earlier than anticipated.

  • Facebook town hall well received

    Dec 9, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii hosted its second social media-based town hall, Nov. 30, to address community concerns in a format community members are familiar with: Facebook.

  • Fort Meade cyber training exercise focuses on security threats

    Dec 8, 2011

    Representatives of garrison and partner commands on Fort Meade participated in the installation's first cyber-training table top exercise on Friday at McGill Training Center.

  • ADPAAS Accounts for People … Not Just Numbers

    Dec 6, 2011

    Accounting for and taking care of the Army Family is the primary purpose of the Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (ADPAAS).

  • Army CIO promotes NETCOM deputy commander

    Dec 2, 2011

    The first general officer of the Army's Information Systems Management functional area was pinned in a promotion ceremony here Nov. 18.

  • 7th Signal Command (T) Sergeant Major retires

    Dec 2, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Jennifer Napper, commander, Network Enterprise Technology Command, invites you to attend a change of responsibility ceremony and retirement luncheon Jan. 12 honoring Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth O. Williams, 7th Signal Command (Theater), command sergeant major. The change of responsibility ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. in Alexander Hall in Signal Towers and the retirement luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Gordon Club, North Wing Ballroom. R.S.V.P. by Jan. 6, (706) 787-7707.

  • Sembach Kaserne gets communication upgrade

    Nov 23, 2011

    A $7.1 million voice and data infrastructure project to upgrade communication capabilities began recently at Sembach Kaserne.

  • Fort Meade launches web app for smart phones

    Nov 21, 2011

    The popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices has changed the way we communicate, and the Fort Meade, Md., Public Affairs Office is taking advantage of those changes.

  • Challenges tackled at the 2011 Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Senior Leader Forum

    Nov 12, 2011

    The Under Secretary of the Army addressed 345 senior acquisition, logistics and technology experts from throughout the Department of Defense during a senior leader training forum in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • SDDC G6 prepares CONUS units for looming e-mail migration

    Nov 9, 2011

    It should be no surprise to Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command employees that the command is migrating to the new Department of Defense-wide Enterprise E-mail platform Nov. 29-30.

  • Army step closer to enabling self-aware network

    Nov 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center has developed cognitive wireless networking capabilities that employ network-wide learning and reasoning algorithms that share information that enable nodes to make decisions.

  • Brig. Gen. Haigler visits Signaleers in Guam and Okinawa

    Nov 3, 2011

    Newly appointed Brig. Gen. Janice Haigler, deputy commanding general, 311th Signal Command (Theater), visited the 58th Signal Battalion in Okinawa and 333rd Signal Company in Guam, both elements of the 311th SC, from October 23 through 26.

  • Fort Rucker email enters the cloud

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Big changes are coming to Fort Rucker's email system. Next week, Fort Rucker email users will begin transitioning to Army Enterprise Email, a centralized, cloud-based service managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency.

  • Signal senior enlisted leaders want Army space Soldiers input

    Oct 27, 2011

    The Army's Signal Corps senior enlisted leader Command Sgt. Maj. Ron Pflieger visited USASMDC/ARSTRAT's signal Soldiers Oct. 24-26.

  • Historic Donnersberg signal site bids farewell

    Oct 21, 2011

    Donnersberg, or "Thunder Mountain," the highest hill in Rheinland Palatinate at 2,200 feet, has been a primary hub of American military communications since shortly after World War II.

  • 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion partners with German Signaleers in training exercise

    Oct 21, 2011

    WILDFLECKEN, Germany (Oct. 19, 2011) -- Disasters can happen at any moment. When lives are in danger, military forces need to be able to quickly coordinate efforts to help people. One unit in 5th Signal Command was given a great opportunity to train with the German Army to prepare for quick reactionary force operations with the host nation. 5th Signal's 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, headquartered in Schweinfurt, conducted a two-day field exercise with the German Army Air Mobile Division (DLO) and the DLO Signal Battalion using a real-world scenario to train.

  • Tips help keep children cyber safe

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As the cool weather approaches our doorstep and the leaves start to turn, I would like to take a moment to stop and reflect on the difference in perspective the change in seasons provides us as we trade another long, hot summer for a much-welcomed autumn breeze here on Fort Jackson.

  • New app to spotlight Army exhibits, forums at AUSA

    Oct 11, 2011

    A new app for smartphones will allow Soldiers worldwide to visit Army exhibits and watch presentations taking place at the Washington Convention Center Oct. 10-12.

  • U.S. Army in Europe shifts from COIN to full-spectrum training

    Oct 5, 2011

    Sky Soldiers, paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, descended on the drop zone at Hohenfels Training Area, Oct. 5, in Europe's first full-spectrum training environment rotation.

  • Army launches new accident reporting software program

    Oct 3, 2011

    Army accident reporting is quicker and easier thanks to new software designed at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. The Oct. 3 release of ReportIt! means Army Leaders have a new tool to better monitor accident data and take corrective action to keep our Army safe.

  • Officials break ground for Camp Roberts satellite station

    Sep 29, 2011

    CAMP ROBERTS, Calif. - Leaders of the 514th Signal Company hosted a ground-breaking ceremony at the Camp Roberts Satellite Communications Station in September.

  • AEWE brings 4G smartphone technology to virtual battlefield

    Sep 28, 2011

    The same technology that powers high speed commercial cellular networks will be driving the voice, video and mission command capabilities for Spiral G during the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment from Oct. 17 to Nov. 4, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 11th Signal Detachment Inactivates in Mannheim

    Sep 23, 2011

    MANNHEIM, Germany (Sept. 23, 2011) -- The colors of 5th Signal Command's 11th Signal Detachment were cased at Sullivan Barracks Sports Arena signifying the inactivation of 11th Signal Detachment.

  • 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion engages NATO signal partners at Exercise Combined Endeavor 11

    Sep 21, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion shared wires and wisdom with NATO partners at Combined Endeavor 11, the largest multinational communications exercise in the world from September 9-22, in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • 255th Signal Detachment Inactivates

    Sep 21, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany (Sept. 16, 2011) -- The colors of 5th Signal Command's 255th Signal Detachment were cased on Wiesbaden Army Airfield, signifying the inactivation of 255th Signal Detachment.

  • App puts U.S. Army Europe in mobile users' hands

    Sep 15, 2011

    U.S. Army Europe recently released an application for mobile devices designed to keep people informed on the latest Army in Europe information, news and events.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers beef up on cyber security during exercise Combined Endeavor 2011

    Sep 13, 2011

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Safety and security are a top priority for nations around the world and that priority includes protection of cyber networks and systems. As part of the U.S. European Command led, U.S. Army Europe supported exercise Combined Endeavor 2011 held at the Joint Multinational Training Center in Grafenwoehr, Germany nations from around the world have the opportunity to discuss just that.

  • Industry day helps the Army get better gear sooner

    Sep 13, 2011

    Representatives from both large defense corporations and smaller business entities came to Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Sept. 8 to learn about the Army's network strategy, Network Integrated Evaluations and its new agile acquisition process.

  • U.S. strength grows from ashes of terrorism attacks

    Sep 7, 2011

    Rising from the ashes of horrific destruction at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, was an example of a desired Army attribute that is getting a lot of attention these days.

  • Post director receives honor

    Sep 1, 2011

    Jesus RosaVelez, director of the Fort Jackson's Network Enterprise Center, was recognized Thursday by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce with the Palmetto Pillar Award for his outstanding leadership in the field of technology.

  • Army leaders praise new 'agile' approach to tactical network

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Army's new approach to rapidly maturing the tactical network through semi-annual field exercises is already forcing positive change, senior leaders said during the service's signature information-technology forum last week.

  • Army leaders discuss network strategic vision for 2020

    Aug 25, 2011

    The top generals tasked with bringing the most innovative and current technology into the Army's communications network held a press and bloggers session at the annual LandWarNet conference here Aug. 24, 2011, to discuss the network strategic vision moving toward 2020.

  • LandWarNet 2011 kicks off in Tampa

    Aug 24, 2011

    "Transforming Cyber While at War" set the theme as LandWarNet 2011 launched Aug. 23, 2011, with the Army's chief information officer telling the audience that the Army must change how it acquires information technology.

  • Summer hires experience 'day-in-the-life'

    Aug 2, 2011

    The Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) held an Army Strong Summer Hire Day July 28, for all the summer hires working in the command’s headquarters in Greely Hall, Fort Huachuca.

  • Network Enterprise Center builds stronger teams, plans for future

    Jul 22, 2011

    The Fort Belvoir Network Enterprise Center leadership team participated in a strategic planning and team building session facilitated by the Army Management Staff College.

  • ACC CIO utilizes Green Force Tracker to keep worldwide staff connected

    Jul 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command Chief information Office (G-6) is utilizing the latest technology to keep its worldwide staff connected.

  • DoD releases first strategy for operating in cyberspace

    Jul 15, 2011

    The Defense Department’s first strategy for operating in cyberspace is a milestone in the fight to protect the nation from potentially devastating network attacks, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said today.

  • Army fields next-generation blue force tracking system

    Jul 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army has fielded its next-generation friendly force tracking system to five operational brigade combat teams, equipping Soldiers with a faster satellite network, secure data encryption and advanced mapping kits for improved tactical communications while on-the-move.

  • Soldier creates smart phone apps

    Jul 14, 2011

    Spc. Nicholas C. Johnson, an infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, has been working with the Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications. CSDA involves suites of digital applications on networked smart phones.

  • Army conducts large-scale network exercise at White Sands

    Jun 27, 2011

    The Army is immersed in an ambitious Network Integration Evaluation exercise at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., designed to simultaneously test programs of record and assess a host of emerging network technologies, Army senior leaders said.

  • 151st Expeditionary Signal Battalion Conducts Transfer of Authority Ceremony in Iraq

    Jun 26, 2011

    The 151st Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB), Task Force Palmetto, cased their colors June 20, marking the ceremonial completion of their mission in Iraq during a Transfer of Authority (TOA) to 50th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary).

  • Micro-cyber: Future of signal regiment

    Jun 24, 2011

    Micro-cyber will provide mission command essential capabilities across all echelons. The regiment will transition the signal military occupational specialties to develop the multi-disciplined Soldier required for micro-cyber

  • Guam Regional Hub Node complete, training begins

    Jun 21, 2011

    When the 311th Signal Command’s newly-completed Regional Hub Node here becomes operational, the reach of the Army network will truly become global. This was the source of excitement at the facility’s inauguration ceremony here June 10. The Guam RHN, the fourth to be built worldwide, was specifically designed to extend the Global Information Grid to deployed tactical organizations, providing them with immediate access to services critical to executing battlespace operations regardless of their location. The fixed platform, equipped with two antennae commonly used for satellite communications in remote locations, is scheduled to become operational in October.

  • 7th Signal Command (T) Civilian of the Year selected

    Jun 13, 2011

    John Cardona, a system administrator for the 21st Signal Brigade, National Gateway Center, Fort Detrick, Md., was recently selected as the overall 7th Signal Command (Theater) Civilian of the Year (COY).

  • NETCOM Soldiers compete for top honors

    Jun 10, 2011

    Under the clear Arizona skies and a hot sun, Soldiers from Signal commands and brigades from around the globe pushed themselves from one event to another. For four days, Soldiers competed for the top spots in the 2011 Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Defense Information Systems Agency director recognizes Fort Meade personnel for their support

    May 26, 2011

    The Defense Information Systems Agency's senior leadership held a recognition ceremony Tuesday to show its gratitude to Fort Meade personnel for their assistance in the agency's Base Closure and Realignment move.

  • Army building foundational software for COE

    May 16, 2011

    The U.S. Army's System of Systems Engineering effort has identified a number of computing environments through which to implement G6-defined standards, service officials said.

  • Signaleers find solidarity in 311th Best Warrior competition

    May 13, 2011

    Soldiers and non-commissioned officers from the 311th Signal Command (Theater) found solidarity with one another during the 2001 311th Best Warrior competition in Hawaii. Competitors traveled from throughout the Pacific only to find common ground with one another during the week of challenges.

  • Soldier of the Year competition tests warrior skills, endurance

    May 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Travis Lanzendorfer, 106th Signal Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, was named the 7th Signal Command (Theater) Noncommissioned Officer of the Year after a week of competition at Fort Gordon, April 24-29.

  • Social Media Platforms Provide Support During Crisis

    May 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--When Lisa Oliver, administrative support specialist in the AMCOM/Garrison Public and Congressional Affairs Office, was without electrical power in the aftermath of the April 27 storms that ravaged the Tennessee Valley, she knew there was one form of communication she could count on.

  • Defense Information Systems Agency cuts ribbon

    Apr 23, 2011

    The Defense Information Systems Agency held its ribbon-cutting ceremony April 15 to celebrate the official opening of its new facility at Fort Meade. The event was held in the conference center of the main building on the 95-acre campus.

  • Net Threats: Knowing the dos and don'ts of posting on social media

    Apr 22, 2011

    During World War II, the U.S. government adopted the slogan "loose lips might sink ships" to warn people to be careful when talking in public. Almost 70 years later, the same slogan could be used in relation to today's tweets, posts and published photos in the online world of social media.

  • Citizen-Soldiers compete in 335th Signal Command (Theater) Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 14, 2011

  • 359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade return to US soil

    Apr 14, 2011

  • U.S. Army Cyber Command's Hernandez promoted

    Apr 8, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general March 25 at Fort Belvoir, Va., in a ceremony presided over by Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding general U.S. Forces Command.

  • Army demonstrating wideband waveforms

    Apr 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army is planning to demonstrate the ability of wideband waveforms such as Soldier Radio Waveform, or SRW, and Wideband Networking Waveform, known as WNW, to move voice, video, data and images faster, further and more efficiently than legacy waveforms across the battlefield through ad-hoc mobile networking, service officials said.

  • Leveraging technology to maximize Soldier training and performance

    Apr 1, 2011

    In the past few weeks and months, numerous points and counterpoints have been made regarding Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications (CSDA). Many of these points are valid; many are not. I would like to take a few minutes to address some of the concerns and clarify misperceptions regarding this Army initiative.

  • "Herstory" focus of Women's History Month program

    Apr 1, 2011

    The event, sponsored by the installation's Equal Opportunity Office and hosted by Army Cyber Command/2nd Army, was held at McGill Training Center. More than 200 people attended the hourlong program.

  • Workshop honors women of the past and present

    Mar 28, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- It's a man's world, but not without the help of extraordinary women. In honor of these extraordinary women, more than 50 Grafenwoehr community members gathered at the Main Post Tower Inn Conference Center, March 23, for the Women's History Month Workshop.

  • Defense Information Systems Agency move on target

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Defense Information Systems Agency is one of the newest agencies to call Fort Meade home. As a combat support agency, DISA provides network and computing infrastructure, and enterprise services to support information-sharing and decision-making. In 2005, the agency was recommended to consolidate its three facilities and relocate to Fort Meade as part of the Base Realignment and Closure mandate. A 1.1 million-square-foot facility was built on a 95-acre site along Cooper Avenue. The construction is valued at $420 million. The information technology infrastructure is valued at an additional $120 million. Employees began the move from facilities in Northern Virginia to Fort Meade in January. Workers are moving in at a rate of 150 to 200 people per week. In July, when the relocation is scheduled to be complete, 4,300 military, civilian and direct contractors will be working out of the new, state-of-the-art facility. David Bullock, DISA's BRAC executive, sat down to discuss the progress of the relocation.

  • 335th Signal Commanding General Visits Camp Buehring Tech Control Facility

    Mar 23, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Lawrence W. Brock III, Commanding General of 335th Signal Command (Theater), focused on upcoming challenges during a site visit to 581st Signal Company's Camp Buehring Technical Control Facility (TCF) in Kuwait.

  • CASCOM is app-solutely amazing

    Mar 18, 2011

    A small group of tech-savvy personnel from the Technology Integration Branch at the Combined Arms Support Command is leading the way in the development and implementation of applications for the military.

  • 5th Signal Command Soldiers Deploy to Afghanistan

    Mar 11, 2011

  • 54th Signal Battalion Celebrates 20 Years in Southwest Asia

    Mar 11, 2011

    The 54th Signal Battalion commemorated 20 years of service in Southwest Asia during two days of activities Mar. 1-2 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Lawrence takes helm as Army chief information officer

    Mar 9, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence became the Army's new chief information officer/G-6, March 3, and has also been confirmed for a third star which she will pin on later this month.

  • Smartphones combine with tactical radios to boost ground troops

    Mar 9, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division communicated via voice, data and images as they swarmed a mock village to capture a high value target. Information traveled rapidly up and down the chain of command through a cutting-edge combination of smartphones plugged into tactical radios.

  • Avoid deceptive e-mails by staying alert, informed

    Mar 9, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Did you win a lottery in the United Kingdom even though you live in the United States' Receive an e-mail offering a get-rich-quick scheme' Or maybe you received an e-mail asking to log in to a merchant or bank site and update your account information.

  • 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion cases colors, prepare to deploy

    Mar 2, 2011

  • 25th Signal Battalion Conducts Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony in Afghanistan

    Mar 1, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Edward J. Williams III assumed responsibility as Command Sergeant Major for 25th Signal Battalion in a ceremony Feb. 21 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • NETCOM chooses 2010 Civilian of the Year

    Feb 25, 2011

    Twelve people from U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) were recognized for their considerable contributions, and one of them was honored as NETCOM's 2010 Civilian of the Year.

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