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  • August brings Army's second anti-terrorism awareness month

    Jul 29, 2011

    August is the 2nd annual Anti-terrorism Awareness Month -- an Army sponsored program designed to enhance awareness to prevent and protect people and information from terrorism.

  • Army Career and Alumni Program: Supporting Soldier career success

    Jul 29, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The decision to transition out of uniform is as important as the initial decision to put it on. Soldiers deserve as much support at this critical point in their service as they do with earlier parts of their career.


    Jul 27, 2011

  • Newman takes Army to Victory Lane

    Jul 19, 2011

    Ryan Newman has been the driver of the U.S. Army Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing for almost three seasons on the Sprint Cup circuit. On Sunday, Newman took the Army to Victory Lane for the first time since 2004.

  • Army launches students into future to recruit young scientists

    Jul 18, 2011

    The Army is building the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Innovation Asset, a recruiting effort designed to attract and engage aspiring young scientists, officials announced July 18, 2011.

  • RDECOM SOY advances to Army competition

    Jul 18, 2011

    A former infantry Soldier now assigned to the U.S. Army Research Laboratory will represent the Army Materiel Command at the 2011 Army Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Base Camp Integration Lab opens at Fort Devens

    Jun 24, 2011

    Ease the logistical burden on war fighters, and they can more clearly focus on the mission.

  • USARIEM celebrates 50th anniversary

    Jun 20, 2011

    In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine held a commemorative symposium June 16 to 17 at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Natick celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 16, 2011

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center celebrated the Army’s 236th birthday June 14 with guest of honor Army Lt. Gen. (Ret.) David Valcourt and 40 future Soldiers.

  • NSSC commander holds first Town Hall

    Jun 14, 2011

    In his first Town Hall as senior commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness told employees June 8 that he intended to provide a healthy work environment for them that ensured the continued flow of world-class equipment to America’s armed forces.

  • Natick welcomes new garrison commander

    Jun 13, 2011

    Lt. Col. Frank Sobchak takes over as the commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Natick.

  • Vietnam Moving Wall comes to Town of Natick

    Jun 13, 2011

    The Moving Vietnam Wall was in the Town of Natick from June 9-13. Brig. Gen. John McGuiness, the commanding general of the Natick Soldier Systems Center was the featured speaker for the evening as the town remembered the 11 servicemembers who died in Vietnam.

  • Middle school students compete for national honors in Army’s annual STEM competition

    Jun 9, 2011

    Sixteen middle school teams from across the country travel to Washington, D.C., June 20-24, to vie for national honors in eCYBERMISSION, an Army-sponsored Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition.

  • Students learn about NSRDEC

    Jun 7, 2011

    Donna Bulger wanted the students to remember one word.

  • NSSC celebrates Asian Pacific heritage

    Jun 7, 2011

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center workforce celebrated Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a presentation May 25 by students, teachers, parents and representatives from John P. Holland Elementary School.

  • NSSC senior enlisted adviser calls it a career

    Jun 2, 2011

    In August 1988, gas prices averaged $1.01 per gallon, Ronald Reagan was the president, Steve Winwood had the number one song in America with “Roll With It,” and Alfred and Diane Poff said goodbye to their son John as he went off to basic combat training.

  • Remembering fallen heroes from Massachusetts

    May 31, 2011

    Against the backdrop of 20,000 small American flags placed on a hill that rose to meet the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common, a succession of speakers walked to the podium May 26 and read the names of 143 Massachusetts service members who had fallen in defense of their country since Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Natick commander speaks on Memorial Day

    May 31, 2011

    Veterans of American conflicts stretching back to World War II gathered on the Natick Town Common on Memorial Day, May 30, to pay tribute to brothers and sisters in arms who never returned home.

  • Natick displays work at Massachusetts State House

    May 26, 2011

    Work done at the Natick Soldier Systems Center was displayed May 24 at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. For the fifth straight year, “Beacon Hill Day” gave legislators, staff and the public a look at NSSC displays in the Great Hall area of the state house.

  • Commanding General’s Holiday Safety Message - Memorial Day

    May 25, 2011

  • BoSox Club welcomes Natick Soldiers

    May 25, 2011

    For much of the last century, the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs shared the same unsuccessful trajectory. Then the Red Sox won two World Series titles in four years while the Cubs continued to search for their first championship since 1908. So when the BoSox Club hosted a broadcaster from the visiting Chicago Cubs during a May 20 luncheon at The Westin Waltham Boston, two Soldiers invited to the event from the Natick Soldier Systems Center got to experience a small slice of baseball history.

  • Natick commander takes part in Purple Heart ceremony

    May 24, 2011

    Sergeant Deidra Neeley had no intention of making Massachusetts history Aug. 27, 2009. It just worked out that way.

  • Task Force delivers S&T efficiencies in Afghanistan

    May 20, 2011

    Task Force Warrior, led by a three-person team that deployed in late January, has evolved into the RDECOM Field Assistance in Science and Technology Center (RFAST-C) at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

  • Experimental solar shade in Djibouti provides constant power

    May 17, 2011

    The silence of nonpolluting solar energy at work will someday replace the hum of muffled generators in remote field locations.

  • Brig. Gen. McGuiness assumes command at Natick

    May 11, 2011

    Brigadier General John J. McGuiness assumed command of Natick Soldier Systems Center in a ceremony held May 10 at Hunter Auditorium. McGuiness also became U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command deputy commanding general.

  • NSSC conducts force-protection exercise

    May 11, 2011

    When a dirty bomb exploded inside a van parked at Natick Soldier Systems Center, three people were killed and another 19 were injured. Fortunately for everyone on hand May 5, the incident wasn't the real thing. Instead, it was part of the annual force-protection exercise at NSSC.

  • EPA commends Natick on cove cleanup

    May 11, 2011

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently recognized the Natick Soldier Systems Center for its efforts in cleaning up three PCB hot spots from the Pegan Cove area of Lake Cochituate in Natick, Mass. The PCBs had discharged through storm drains and into the lake after a 1985 transformer rupture at NSSC.

  • Thankful for his time in Natick, Greene prepares to move on

    May 5, 2011

    "We've accomplished a lot, but there is still a lot of work to do," said Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, the Senior Commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center. The general was reflecting on his time in command of the center. He will relinquish command to Brig. Gen. John McGuiness on May 10 after serving as the NSSC Commanding General and Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • New fiscal reality, same commitment to Soldiers, Families

    May 4, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. - A fundamentally different fiscal reality. We will be hearing some variation of that phrase from Army leaders for a long time to come. The Army's budget is smaller than it has been in previous years, and it will get smaller still. However, a different fiscal reality does not change the reality of what we owe to Soldiers and Families for their service and sacrifice. The Army's commitment to Soldiers and Families remains as strong as ever.

  • Congressman Markey tours NSSC

    May 2, 2011

    Massachusetts Congressman Edward J. Markey toured facilities at Natick Soldier Systems Center April 28 and talked about the importance of science and technology to the nation's defense.

  • Holocaust survivor visits Natick

    Apr 29, 2011

    Edgar Krasa rolled up his left sleeve to reveal a number tattooed on the inside of his left forearm. It marked him as a Holocaust survivor. More than six decades after the tattoo was placed there by the Nazis, Krasa showed it April 28 to those assembled for a Holocaust Remembrance at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Children learn about work, environment at Natick

    Apr 26, 2011

    At the same time they discovered what their parents do for work, children learned to appreciate the environment April 22, 2011, at Natick Soldier Systems Center's 14th annual "Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work/Earth Day."

  • Garrison Commander holds final Town Hall

    Apr 21, 2011

    In her final town hall meeting April 12 at Hunter Auditorium, Lt. Col. Kari K. Otto, U.S. Army Garrison-Natick commander, recognized the hard work of garrison employees and outlined a busy upcoming schedule for the installation.

  • NSRDEC mentors robotics competitors

    Apr 21, 2011

    They called it "Logo Motion," a game that pitted two alliances of three teams against each other on a 27-by-54-foot field.

  • Combat helmet continues to evolve, step by step

    Apr 20, 2011

    The results of a year-long study to build the best helmet to withstand blunt trauma were unveiled at a Pentagon press briefing April 19.

  • Supplying excellence, sustaining the force

    Apr 20, 2011

    Regardless of where they're fighting, operating or training, Soldiers require supplies to accomplish their mission. The Supply Excellence Award recognizes those who keep the Army moving by providing superior supply operations for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The SEA program started in 1986 to highlight the critical role sustainers play in supporting the warfighter. The purpose is to increase the logistical readiness of all Army units; enforce the Command Supply Discipline Program; encourage the use of available resources; and provide a structure for recognition of group and individual initiatives.

  • Running with Science: Army biomechanics expert opens research to help runners run right

    Apr 14, 2011

    For scores of runners who sustain overuse injuries each year, learning to run the right way could literally keep them on the road to good health.

  • Natick Soldiers help students experience history

    Apr 12, 2011

    One can study history or experience it. Each year for more than a decade, Soldiers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center have helped history come alive for seventh graders at Monsignor James J. Haddad Middle School. It happened again April 8 as 62 students began studying Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.

  • Message to DoD workforce on potential government shutdown

    Apr 7, 2011

    "The department remains hopeful that a government shutdown will be averted," said Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III

  • Collaboration key to master planning

    Apr 7, 2011

    As Lt. Col. Kari K. Otto spoke April 5 to the 2011 Army Master Planning Symposium at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, the slide behind her showed the same word repeated three times: collaboration. Otto, garrison commander at U.S. Army Garrison-Natick, told attendees that collaboration held the key to development of a successful installation master plan.

  • Celebrating Month of the Military Child: Raising strong kids year round

    Apr 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army first observed the Month of the Military Child in 1986, to honor the youngest members of the Army community.

  • IMCOM expanding Army Substance Abuse Program workforce

    Apr 5, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. - In this unprecedented era of persistent conflict, the risk for substance abuse among our Soldiers and their Families has never been greater.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Apr 5, 2011

  • Commentary: Military children adapt well to change

    Apr 1, 2011

    A Family member shares her feelings about being a military child in a commentary that outlines how much being a military brat has given her so much. It gave her the opportunity to live and experience other cultures, and taught her to make friends quickly and to say goodbye. It has taught her independence right from wrong.

  • RDECOM selects top NCO, Soldier

    Apr 1, 2011

    Soldiers from throughout U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command converged on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Marc 28-April 1 to vie for the command's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year awards.

  • Gold Star Families take relaxing pit stop at Victory Junction

    Mar 29, 2011

    Gold Star families retreat to Victory Junction in Randleman, N.C. for some fun and relaxation.

  • Helping the Army take care of its own

    Mar 28, 2011

  • Study to help with design of future equipment

    Mar 25, 2011

    Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is currently conducting an Army-wide study of human physiology, called the U.S. Army Anthropometric Survey, or ANSUR II.

  • Members of historic organization visit Natick

    Mar 24, 2011

    An organization that keeps tradition alive came to a place that never stops preparing for the future.

  • Army to celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Mar 24, 2011

    During April, U.S. military installations around the globe will recognize the contributions and sacrifices that servicemembers' sons and daughters make daily.

  • Natick Civilian Personnel

    Mar 18, 2011

  • Natick celebrates Women's History Month

    Mar 17, 2011

    She might have seemed to be an unlikely speaker for a Women's History Month observance.

  • Soldier Power

    Mar 17, 2011

    As markets worried about unrest in Libya and other parts of the Middle East, crude oil prices hit a 2 1/2 year high last week, with prices surging to more than $100 per barrel. Those rising global fuel prices have wide-reaching effects across the U.S. economy, including implications for the Department of Defense.

  • US-Israeli collaboration enhances communications and electronic capabilities

    Mar 16, 2011

    Representatives from the U.S. Army and Israeli military met March 15 to provided updates on command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, also known as CERDEC.

  • The 27th annual Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committee resolves 17 quality-of-li

    Mar 15, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- I often say you can read about history or make history. This year, the voices of Soldiers, Civilians and Families that have contributed to the Army Family Action Plan process were heard and history was made at the recent AFAP General Officer Steering Committee held the first week of February.

  • Redstone Arsenal Leads the Way for Unmanned Aircraft Flights within the National Airspace

    Mar 15, 2011

    In a manned aircraft, the pilot uses his eyes and brain to see and avoid other aircraft that he encounters during his flight. USAIC is designing an integrated system that uses ground-based sensors and associated components to "sense and avoid" these same aircraft. In essence, the GBSAA system will replace the pilot's eyes and his ability to make decisions to safely avoid other aircraft. PM UAS and USAIC serve as Office of the Secretary of Defense Task Force Lead's on working with FAA to pave a path to unmanned aircraft flight within the National Airspace.

  • Picatinny advances EOD training with video game technology

    Mar 15, 2011

    Picatinny recently received a patent for a realistic video game that simulates combat environments and uses the same controls as actual robots to safely train Soldiers how to detonate improvised explosive devices.

  • Saying good-bye after more than 30 years in uniform

    Mar 14, 2011

    "It's tough to take the uniform off... it's what I know," said Master Sgt. Lewis Mikulecky during his retirement ceremony on March 11 at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • NSSC holds Health and Wellness Fair

    Mar 11, 2011

    Even sitting forward in the massage chair with his face cradled by the headrest, Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Allen still led the way for others at U.S. Army Garrison-Natick.

  • RDECOM set to transition deputy commanding generals

    Mar 9, 2011

    The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army announced new general officer assignments March 9.

  • Survivor Outreach Services: Supporting Survivors and honoring Soldiers

    Mar 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- I commanded the 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Ga., as part of the surge in Iraq in 2007-8.

  • General Dunwoody visits Natick

    Mar 4, 2011

    NATICK, Mass. - The Commanding General of the U.S. Army Material Command, Gen. Ann Dunwoody, visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center on March 3 and saw many of the items that are developed at NSSC to assist and protect the Soldier on the battlefield.

  • USARIEM Soldiers prepare for competition

    Mar 4, 2011

    One will depart. The other will move up and make space for a third to join in the fun. That's the story of the candidates whom the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center will send on to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command NCO and Soldier of the Year competitions in late April.

  • VTCs keep Soldiers, Families connected during deployments

    Mar 3, 2011

    Video teleconferencing is one of the many ways Soldiers of the Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, can communicate with their families while deployed here.

  • Teachers come to Natick for training

    Mar 2, 2011

    Not every teacher heads to the beaches or ski slopes during school vacations. Some prefer to spend that time huddled around tables in U.S. Army laboratories learning more about such subjects as nanotechnology and food packaging.

  • Shadow Surpasses 600,000 Total Flight Hours

    Mar 1, 2011

    This is a release by Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office and Ground Maneuvers Product Office acknowledging the "workhorse" performance of the Shadow unmanned aircraft system and all the achievement of all the Warfighters that made this achievement come to pass.

  • Chandler sworn in as 14th SMA

    Mar 1, 2011

    The Army's 14th sergeant major of Army was sworn in during a March 1 standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon.

  • Preston retires after record SMA stint

    Mar 1, 2011

    The 13th sergeant major of the Army retired today after having served more than seven years -- the longest term for the position since its inception in 1966.

  • Army Small Arms Championship right around the corner

    Feb 28, 2011

    Time and open slots are running out for Soldiers of any rank in the entire Army formation, including West Point and college ROTC cadets, Army Reservists and National Guardsmen, to compete in the 2011 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships March 19-26 on Fort Benning.The championships, hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, consist of Small Arms Firing Schools, Excellence-in-Competition Matches, rifle and pistol matches, and special combined-arms combat matches.

  • RDECOM advances outreach, education effort at AUSA symposium

    Feb 25, 2011

    RDECOM displayed some of its latest technology at the AUSA Winter Symposium Feb. 22-25 as part of the Army Materiel Command's exhibit to share what it has developed for Soldiers and to gain feedback from members of the defense community.

  • U.S. Army partners with UK defense group

    Feb 24, 2011

    LONDON -- U.S. Army and British defense officials partnered Feb. 17 to strengthen research and development ties. Representatives from the UK Trade and Investment Defense and Security Organization and the U.S. Army International Technology Center - Atlantic discussed ways to bring their scientists together.

  • RDECOM commander highlights partnerships at AUSA winter meeting

    Feb 24, 2011

    Research and technology partnerships was the topic of discussion for a panel that included Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, at a gathering of hundreds of members of the Army's science and technology community Feb. 23. The panel was part of the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium and Exposition.

  • Natick website named IMCOM's best

    Feb 22, 2011

    In the Installation Management Command-level 2010 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition, the results of which were announced Feb. 22, U.S. Army Garrison Natick won the unit award for best website.

  • Take a look inside RFEC-Atlantic

    Feb 22, 2011

    LONDON - The RDECOM Forward Element - Atlantic serves as a resource for emerging global technology and cutting-edge research in Europe, parts of Asia, and Africa.

  • Site of July fire at Natick to be demolished

    Feb 22, 2011

    The former military family housing structure at 4 Kansas Street that was the site of a July 2010 fire will be demolished in coming weeks, according to officials at U.S. Army Garrison-Natick.

  • RDECOM honors employees as leadership address BEYA

    Feb 19, 2011

    Several U.S. Army RDECOM employees were recognized for their contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics during the 2011 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference in Washington Feb. 17-19.

  • APG leadership cohort aims for community cohesion

    Feb 18, 2011

    Twenty-nine managers representing 14 APG organizations committed a year ago to participate in a unique professional development program. The Office of Personnel Management, with the help of leadership development experts and APG senior executive service members, designed the program.

  • Natick hosts Restoration Advisory Board meeting

    Feb 18, 2011

    Focusing on the cleanup of PCBs in Pegan Cove of Lake Cochituate, a Restoration Advisory Board meeting was held Feb. 16 at Natick Soldier Systems Center's Grant Conference Center.

  • Army reaches eCYBERMISSION milestone

    Feb 18, 2011

    U.S. Army eCYBERMISSION reached its 2011 goal when the 1,000th volunteer virtual judge signed up during the final stop of its road show Feb. 9.

  • Senior Pentagon official visits APG to discuss efficiencies

    Feb 17, 2011

    A senior Department of Defense official said he is focused on providing greater efficiencies as the military faces budget constraints. "Delivering better value every year to the taxpayer and Warfighter is what it's all about," said Dr. Ashton Carter, under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

  • Natick team analyzes Soldier technologies and equipment

    Feb 17, 2011

    Imagine that the Army developed a new and improved piece of equipment. If you were Mike Statkus, one question immediately would come to mind.

  • Army Community Service transforms

    Feb 17, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Army Community Service is enhancing the way it delivers services, to make it easier and faster for Soldiers and their Family members to get the help they are seeking.

  • Aviation brigade flies final hours, sees change in Iraq

    Feb 17, 2011

    The Army's last active duty aviation brigade in Iraq is heading home after a year-long deployment in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

  • Obusek becomes NSRDEC director

    Feb 16, 2011

    In a ceremony held Feb. 16 at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Dr. John P. "Jack" Obusek assumed responsibility as director of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service.

  • DoD STEM group discusses science of learning

    Feb 15, 2011

    Understanding the science of learning will help advance education was the topic of discussion at a Department of Defense summit Feb. 14. Three scientists explored ways to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly known as STEM.

  • Creating success in STEM education

    Feb 14, 2011

    STEM education is a multi-tiered undertaking by educators, administrators, government and private industry seeking to improve students' performance in STEM subjects. It is an initiative that leaders at all levels have proclaimed as critical to secure America's standing in the world for generations to come.

  • AMC sergeant major engages students in scientific competition

    Feb 10, 2011

    Dozens of talented college students are working on the Army's toughest scientific challenges, and the Army Materiel Command's senior noncommissioned officer shared his expertise as he reviewed their research.

  • Army deploys science, technology center to Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is deploying engineers and scientists to Afghanistan to more expeditiously and efficiently solve Warfighters' technical problems.

  • DoD Combat Feeding Directorate takes part in JSORF

    Feb 10, 2011

    Scientists and engineers from the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at Natick Soldier Systems Center participated in the 2011 Joint Services Operational Rations Forum that took place in early February near Fort Lee, Va.

  • Microsoft, Army highlight Surface 2.0 at multitouch working group

    Feb 9, 2011

    Microsoft discussed its latest touch-screen technology during a quarterly working group meeting with the Army's leading multitouch researchers and developers, Jan. 25. The Multitouch Mission Command Working Group, which is hosted by CERDEC, brought together more than two dozen organizations from government, industry and academia for discussions and live demonstrations using the existing Surface 1.0 hardware. While no Surface 2.0 hardware has been released to date, CERDEC, has early access to the software and development kits thanks to its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Microsoft.

  • Army strengthens specialty engineering program

    Feb 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army is identifying critical engineering specialties at its research, development and engineering centers.

  • NSRDEC team wins Army award

    Feb 8, 2011

    Led by members of the Modeling and Analysis Team, Technology, Systems and Program Integration Directorate of the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, the multi-agency Infantry Warrior Simulation Development Team won an Army Modeling and Simulation Award for Fiscal Year 2010.

  • Preparing the next generation of leaders

    Feb 8, 2011

    Our remaining BRAC challenges at Aberdeen will continue to be rebuilding the workforce for missions that are relocating to APG, and to address the second and third order impacts to existing APG tenants caused by opportunities created by unfilled positions.

  • Registration Opens for the 6th Annual Army Management Staff College Leadership Symposium

    Feb 3, 2011

    The AMSC Leadership Symposium, as part of the Army-wide Profession of Arms Campaign, will look at what it means to be an Army Civilian professional with the goal of defining the Army Civilian profession, exploring the opportunities and challenges facing the Army Civilian Corps, and sustaining its future in a transforming Army.

  • USARIEM Soldiers get combative

    Feb 3, 2011

    During a normal week, they are much more concerned with how to protect people than to do them any harm.

  • Mapping your life: Embedded data in photos could tip off criminals

    Feb 3, 2011

    The potential dangers of geotagging and location-based social networking exists. Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification to photographs, video, web sites and instant messages.

  • Net Zero is 100 Percent Benefit

    Feb 2, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army has a bold vision for managing natural resources on its installations: they will become net zero.

  • EE Migration Hub

    Feb 1, 2011

    During 2011, all Army email users will migrate to Enterprise Email service. Instead of accessing email through local email servers at each installation, users will reach through the network to access email services from the DoD cloud. The migration of email services to DISA is part of a larger DoD effort to consolidate IT services, improve capabilities, and reduce overall costs. Migration begins on 15 February 2011 with a initial "fielding" to about 2000 selected email users from CIO/G-6, NETCOM/9th SC(A), U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, and the Information Technology Agency. This first step will allow the Army to refine the migration process and ensure a smooth transition. It will provide a validation of the migration process, email functionality, and system management procedures. Immediately following successful migration of the first wave of users, migration will continue. The goal is to migrate all Army users to Enterprise Email by 31 Dec 2011.

  • Enterprise Email Migration

    Jan 31, 2011

    During 2011, all Army email users will migrate to Enterprise Email service. Instead of accessing email through local email servers at each installation, they will reach through the network to access email services from centralized servers known as the Department of Defense (DoD) cloud. The migration of email services to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is part of a larger DoD effort to consolidate information technology services, improve capabilities, and reduce overall costs.

  • Resolve to help Troops Stay Connected, Supplied in the New Year

    Jan 28, 2011

    Any American can give the gift of connection now and throughout the New Year to troops far from home with All Services Exchange phone and gift cards.