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  • Army converting last heavy unit off EPLRS

    Apr 12, 2016

    Converting the Army's last heavy cavalry unit off the Enhanced Position Location Reporting System, or EPLRS, signifies the end of heavy units using this legacy system. Falling in line with a series of unit conversions, divestment of EPLRS is set to end completely in February 2017 with the 1st Brigade Combat team, 1st Cavalry Division (1/1 CD).

  • Providing the Technical Glue for the Army's Network

    Apr 11, 2016

    When purchasing a new car, most people do not think of the individual components. They give even less thought to the engineering efforts required between each. As long as the vehicle is comfortable, reliable and performs well, they are ready to make a deal.

  • GTACS II contract to support one tactical network

    Apr 7, 2016

    The new Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems (GTACS) II contract is being designed to help the Army deliver a single, cohesive and interoperable tactical network.

  • Expeditionary network equipment for Global Response Force

    Apr 4, 2016

    Continuing to inform requirements and seek solutions for light-weight, expeditionary networking gear for the Global Response Force, the Army recently demonstrated a new modular suite of expeditionary communication equipment that provides increased bandwidth with significant size, weight and power (SWaP) reductions. Demonstration capabilities included a new high-bandwidth Terrestrial Transmission Line Of Sight (TRILOS) radio; the range-extending Troposcatter (Tropo) Lite; Commercial Coalition Equipment (CCE); and the Modular Communications Node - Advanced Enclave (MCN-AE), which supports intelligence users over the WIN-T network. All of these capabilities are commercial hardware solutions.

  • 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.

  • Army AL&T ready to read

    Mar 31, 2016

    The April -- June issue of Army AL&T magazine on sustainment is just the beginning. First up, experts from the acquisition, logistics and technology fields delve into sustainment: what it means and how to do it better. Then, flip the magazine over and find a different cover and a special 54-page section on Army acquisition's role in the NATO mission in Afghanistan, with dispatches from workforce members working with NATO and the government of Afghanistan to reform the procurement process, and fund and supply Afghan defense forces in a transparent, repeatable way.

  • 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.

  • Command Web: Visualizing the battle space

    Mar 22, 2016

    Trekking through rough terrain in combat situations, Army engineers provide survivability, mobility and counter mobility data in support of military operations around the globe. Soon, these engineers will be able to input, share and view data with a new suite of engineering applications.

  • Rapid Vehicle Provisioning System improves readiness and security

    Mar 14, 2016

    The Army's new Rapid Vehicle Provisioning System (RVPS) reduces the time it takes to provision a brigade's approximately 70 networked vehicles from four weeks to less than five days.

  • Mobile network leader/innovator passes program charter

    Mar 6, 2016

    After providing extensive and critical contributions to the improvement of the Army's mobile tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 (WIN-T Inc 2), Col. LaMont Hall passed the program's charter to Lt. Col. Michael Williams on March 4, 2016.

  • Toolkit improves cybersecurity

    Mar 2, 2016

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

  • Networked Stryker unit on-the-move at National Training Center

    Feb 10, 2016

    The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division leveraged the Army's latest mobile network equipment package to battle enemy forces during its Decisive Action Rotation at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California, which wrapped up last week.

  • Network interoperability key to common operating picture

    Jan 22, 2016

    Working to address aspects of coalition mission command interoperability, senior Army leaders recently participated in an executive level site visit at Joint Multi-National Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Army prepares to test enhanced network operation tools at NIE 16.2

    Jan 19, 2016

    To make it easier for Soldiers to manage the vast tactical communications network, the Army plans to operationally evaluate newly enhanced and simplified network operations tools during Network Integration Evaluation 16.2 this spring.

  • Military modernization efforts mirror holiday tech products

    Jan 4, 2016

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (January 4, 2016) -- The gift of technology, from the newest phone to tablets, gaming consoles and entertainment systems, were handed out this holiday season.

  • Army procures expeditionary early entry SATCOM capabilities

    Dec 18, 2015

    A new duo of light-weight, portable satellite terminals, called Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2), will provide early entry units in air-to-land missions, as well as follow-on units at the tactical edge, with a lite (v1) and heavy (v2) variant of high-bandwidth, deployable satellite dishes, to keep Soldiers and Commanders connected to the network and well informed.

  • 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).

  • WIN-T network upgrades: Smaller kit, increased capability

    Dec 15, 2015

    The Army is fielding upgrades for its at-the-halt tactical communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1, which increase readiness, security and capability while reducing equipment by a third for a more powerful and expeditionary current and future force.

  • Army fields streamlined network initialization tool to Korea

    Dec 9, 2015

    Before the Army's mission command and networked tools can be put to work, these advanced capabilities must first be able to communicate with each other.

  • 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.

  • Army Command Post Computing Environment Readies for NIE 16.2

    Dec 7, 2015

    FT. BLISS, Texas (December 7, 2015) -- Before any type of military movement, Soldiers conduct a set of checks known as Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services, or PMCS, which not only improves their ability to use equipment but also increases effectiveness.

  • Fourteen honored with acquisition awards

    Dec 2, 2015

    The Hon. Heidi Shyu, the Army acquisition executive (AAE) and the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, recognized more than a dozen groups and individuals from the acquisition community yesterday, as she announced the winners of the 2015 AAE Excellence in Leadership Awards.

  • New virtual storefront helps secure Army systems

    Dec 1, 2015

    Think of it as iTunes for Army communications. But instead of purchasing music, Army units can order cryptographic keys and download them securely over-the-network.

  • I Corps validates new mobile command post proof-of-concept

    Nov 29, 2015

    In response to an I Corps operational needs statement, a new mission command on the move pilot program is expected to provide an armored platform that enables corps-level leaders and Soldiers to execute mission command during ground maneuver by obtaining real-time situational awareness, a common operating picture, and voice, video and data communications with higher and subordinate headquarters.

  • Army seeks competition for Common Hardware Systems

    Nov 24, 2015

    Representatives from more than 30 companies attended the Common Hardware Systems (CHS) Industry Day on Nov. 19 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. to discuss new requirements and the importance of competition as the Army prepares to release proposals for the CHS-5 contract.

  • Joint radio network manager supports next generation military satellite comms

    Nov 16, 2015

    Joint forces are using Joint Enterprise Network Manager, a software application that manages lower tactical radio networks, to support the operational test of the Mobile User Objective System, the next generation of military satellite communication.

  • Early wins for Army's commercial hardware strategy

    Nov 5, 2015

    In serving as the one-stop-shop for the Army's tactical commercial commercial off-the-shelf information technology (COTS IT) hardware, the Common Hardware Systems (CHS) program is taking a holistic, innovative approach that is getting noticed. Recent undertakings resulted in increased efficiencies, significant cost avoidance and official designation as the primary organization to oversee tactical commercial off-the-shelf information technology (COTS IT) hardware procurement for the Army.

  • Mission Command: Chatter evolves into chat

    Oct 30, 2015

    A flight of helicopters, part of an air cavalry squadron, are on a mission over Iraq when they observe enemy action on the ground. A Size, Activity, Location, and Time report is radioed to Battle Captain Seth Vieux: "Four insurgents are setting an improvised explosive device at this location grid, time now."

  • Soldiers reach back with 'comms-in-a-briefcase' for missions

    Oct 19, 2015

    Using the satellite-based Global Rapid Response Information Package, Soldiers, from the Army's 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command, were able to expeditiously exchange critical data and confirm potentially dangerous contaminants during Network Integration Evaluation 16.1.

  • Leaders: Army must 'act differently' to modernize network, cyber

    Oct 15, 2015

    From training hundreds of highly specialized cyber Soldiers, to delivering wireless networking for command posts, to revamping communications infrastructure in Europe and Korea, the Army is moving out to execute its network modernization plans, senior leaders said.

  • Modernizing Mission Command

    Oct 13, 2015

    Col. Michael Thurston, Project Manager for Mission Command, lays out the essentials to achieve the Army's vision for decisive, state-of-the-art battlefield communications. This was originially published in the October-December 2015 Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Partner nations evaluate digital call-for-fires at Bold Quest

    Oct 13, 2015

    The thunder of artillery echoed across the New Mexico desert, but this was not a normal Army training mission. Instead artillery units representing seven countries were participating in a live-fire event.

  • WIN-T: Mobile network backbone for Army's Network Integration Evaluations

    Oct 11, 2015

    During Network Integration Evaluation, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, the Army's tactical communications network backbone supported an expanded exercise that included a coalition network, early entry airborne missions, and Army initiatives aimed at providing more expeditionary command posts.

  • NIE 16.1 helps improve coalition connectivity

    Oct 9, 2015

    The U.S. Army uses its Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) tactical communications network backbone to connect to coalition networks such as those used in Afghanistan and the Pacific. WIN-T enables the Army to both send and receive critical situational awareness with their coalition partners and enables U.S. Soldiers and Commanders to view and contribute to a real time common operating picture throughout the coalition.

  • CP CE: Modernizing the command post

    Oct 8, 2015

  • Wi-Fi supports expeditionary command posts at NIE 16.1

    Oct 8, 2015

    By going wireless, command post set up and tear down times are reduced by hours, less cable and protective flooring have to be transported from location to location, but most importantly, units can leverage the full extent of their network mission command and communications capabilities much faster.

  • Army's Network Integration Evaluation exercise evolves, continues to refine network technologies

    Sep 25, 2015

    The Army kicked-off its Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 16.1 on September 25, ushering in a new era for the Soldier-led evaluations held at Fort Bliss, Texas and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

  • Army's Regional Hub Nodes to provide phone and internet service when disasters strike

    Sep 17, 2015

    In the wake of the recent anniversaries of Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, the Army is finalizing a new capability that will provide commercial phone and internet service to first responders when disaster strikes.

  • Global Response Force successfully employs 'flying command post'

    Sep 8, 2015

    The Army successfully deployed its Enroute Mission Command Capability during Dragon Spear, a Joint Forcible Entry exercise involving a parachute assault by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and the Assault Command Post of the XVII Airborne Corps.

  • Army Command Post Wi-Fi demo in Hawaii supports expeditionary comms

    Aug 20, 2015

    Just like most American homes are shedding cables in favor of wireless technologies, the Army too is in the process of introducing Wi-Fi and 4G LTE to its command posts to improve the agility of its forces.

  • Chem-Bio-Nuke Soldiers train for next NIE with briefcase-sized comms equipment

    Aug 19, 2015

    When 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Command teams step into realistic threat scenarios during the next Network Integration Evaluation (NIE), multiple defense, government and civilian agencies will back them virtually via the Global Rapid Response Information Package (GRRIP) -- a portable satellite communication package smaller than a piece of carry-on luggage.

  • Army releases Manpack Radio RFP, opens competition

    Aug 10, 2015

    The U.S. Army has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for full and open competition to procure additional Manpack Radios -- the Army's first two-channel, software-defined radio capable of supporting advanced and current force waveforms.

  • Army S&T community assesses emerging technology at field-based event

    Jul 30, 2015

    Working together to assess leap-ahead technologies while also analyzing the integration of maturing capabilities, the Army's science and technology community and materiel community, in partnership with industry, is taking part in the E15 event at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • Army procures unified voice solution for its tactical network

    Jul 30, 2015

    To fill a need for a unified application that links two-way radios, smart phones, telephones and PCs together for seamless communications, the U.S. Army announced the procurement of WAVE software technology. Finalized on June 30, this procurement brings WAVE to the Army's tactical network, providing a software solution that acts as the "glue," patching together devices that normally wouldn't have the ability to communicate.

  • Army to host third installment of acquisition lecture series

    Jul 20, 2015

    Now-retired Gen. Paul Kern, who served as the key personal advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Political-Military Affairs, is well known for revitalizing the way Army Materiel Command approaches research and acquisition support and for commanding the Army Experimental Force as it laid the foundation for a networked battlefield. Now, Kern will offer his insights to the workforce when he takes the stage on July 23 at the next installment of the Excellence in Acquisition Series.

  • Enabling command post capabilities from the hatch or at the halt

    Jul 20, 2015

    The Expeditionary Command Post Capabilities project, or ECPC, has developed three prototype flexible command post designs and technology demonstrators that keep commanders "on-the-move and at-the-ready" from company through corps.

  • Army network leader keeps Soldiers connected

    Jul 20, 2015

    For the last four years, Col. Edward Swanson, outgoing project manager for Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T), has led the evolution of the Army's tactical network communications program.

  • Army network program leader provides new tech to Soldiers

    Jul 17, 2015

    While handling all the rigorous demands of the traditional Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 1 program, Lt. Col. Joel Babbitt, the program's outgoing product manager simultaneously brought several of today's advanced commercial technologies, such as secure in-flight internet and Command Post Wireless capabilities, to the battlefield.

  • Army leaders: Operating concept can be brought to life by enabling mission command

    Jul 16, 2015

    During the Association of the United States Army's latest "network hot topic" series last week, in Arlington, Virginia, Department of Defense and industry leaders shared their focus on the Army's Operating Concept and how enabling mission command in a Joint and coalition environment is bringing its principles to life.

  • Army's HMS program advances "radio marketplace"

    Jul 14, 2015

    The Army's competitive radio marketplace is paving the path toward Full Rate Production (FRP) for both the Rifleman and Manpack Radios. The Army recently awarded contracts to two vendors for its Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) Rifleman Radio and is soon preparing to release the final Request For Proposals (RFP) for the Manpack Radio.

  • Next Gen Mission Command moves to the field

    Jul 8, 2015

    FORT STEWART, Ga. (July 7, 2015) -- The Army's most advanced situational awareness and friendly force tracking capability played a key role in the Marne Focus training exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga., transforming the way lower echelons communicate and navigate on the battlefield.

  • Training on new satellite terminals is a "SNAP" for the 307th in Hawaii

    Jul 8, 2015

    A newly fielded ground satellite terminal that supports company-sized elements and remote forward operating bases is now smaller, lighter and easier to set up than its predecessor, aiding in the Army's push for a more expeditionary force.

  • Army's mobile network program granted Full Materiel Release

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program was granted Full Materiel Release (FMR) for its mobile tactical communication network backbone, WIN-T Increment 2.

  • WIN-T Inc 1 transitions from contractor to standard Army supply support

    Jun 29, 2015

    Soldiers will be able to requisition replacement parts for their WIN-T Inc 1 SATCOM systems from the Standard Army Supply System instead of relying on contractor-operated RSCs.

  • New Army enclave -- fewer networks, smaller footprint

    Jun 24, 2015

    A new network stack, the Modular Communications Node - Advanced Enclave (MCN-AE), now enables intelligence users to connect into the WIN-T network. The enclave will enable the Army to begin converging disparate networks, beginning with the intelligence community, onto WIN-T.

  • 1st Armored Division Stryker brigade trains with mobile network at NTC

    Jun 22, 2015

    In mid-June, 1/1 AD finished its National Training Center rotation that included utilizing WIN-T Increment 2 integrated onto Stryker platforms in an operationally relevant environment.

  • The Army's PEO C3T changes leadership

    Jun 19, 2015

    On June 19, the Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) officially changed hands when outgoing Program Executive Officer Maj. Gen. Daniel P. Hughes passed the organization's charter to the new PEO, Gary Martin.

  • An assistant secretary of the Army, R&D center discuss C4ISR system modernization

    Jun 18, 2015

    The Hon. Heidi Shyu toured the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center to gain a deeper understanding of CERDEC's Hardware/Software Convergence initiative. CERDEC is working to modernize and modularize Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, or C4ISR, and Electronic Warfare components so that there is a standard interface to better and more quickly facilitate the integration, compatibility and interoperability of new capabilities.

  • Army moves forward with install of modernized cryptographic equipment

    Jun 17, 2015

    Emphasizing modernization, standardization and ease of use, the Army is continuing its push to replace aging cryptographic devices with upgraded equipment.

  • Major U.S. Army Network Modernization Program moves to full-rate production

    Jun 16, 2015

    The Army has received approval to proceed to full-rate production and fielding of its mobile tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2.

  • Army hosts Cyberspace Industry and Innovation Day

    Jun 3, 2015

    The Cyberspace Industry and Innovation Day, held on May 28 at the MITRE facility in McLean, Va., emphasized this collective tactic by bringing in industry and academia to meet with representatives from the Army cyber community to discuss requirements, expected funding profiles, the creation of a Cyber Innovation Challenge, and the possible establishment of a cyber consortium. Presenters also laid out the current cyber environment and emerging cyber gaps.

  • Army to introduce new command post wireless capability

    Jun 2, 2015

    By going wireless, command posts not only shed cumbersome cabling, but network set up and tear down times are cut from hours to minutes, making jumps easier and faster.

  • Army fields new flying command post

    Jun 1, 2015

    The Army recently fielded new secure in-flight network communications technology -- Enroute Mission Command Capability (EMC2) -- to provide real-time situational awareness to Global Response Force commanders and paratroopers, giving them a comprehensive understanding of the potential challenges waiting for them on the drop zone.

  • Next-GEN Command Post

    May 26, 2015

    For Soldiers on the front lines, winning in a complex world calls for an increase in both capability and adaptability. In response, the Army is integrating advanced technology and taking new, more flexible and holistic approaches to acquisition to create a leaner, more mobile command post to support an expeditionary force. This article was first published in the April - June issue of Army AL&T Magazine

  • Army's mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

    May 21, 2015

    With vehicles that are equipped with a new high-bandwidth networking radio, Soldiers can move across the battlefield, rapidly exchanging mission-critical voice messages, images and video with their commanders.

  • 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.

  • Army awards contracts for Rifleman Radio

    Apr 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army announced that it awarded contracts to two vendors -- Harris Corporation and Thales Defense and Security Incorporated -- for its Handheld, Manpack and Small-form Fit (HMS) Rifleman Radio.

  • Army WIN-T network leaders highlight agile mission command at TechNet Fort Bragg

    Apr 28, 2015

    During the TechNet Fort Bragg Symposium and Exposition 2015, Col. Ed Swanson, project manager for Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T), the Army's tactical communications network backbone program, stressed that "the key to supporting continuous expeditionary communications is reach back."

  • 80th Training Command logistician earns top honor

    Apr 27, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Donya Cox is the supply sergeant that a commander wants on his or her staff. Lt. Col. Gina Gentile, the 80th Training Command (TASS) deputy head of logistics, directed that comment to potential commanders within the ranks of the 80th's headquarters company after presenting Cox with the Honorable Order of St. Martin, bronze medal, during a ceremony in Richmond, Va., April 18, 2015.

  • Army office designated as one-stop-shop for tactical commercial hardware

    Apr 24, 2015

    By establishing one, go-to mechanism for tactical commercial off-the-shelf information technology (COTS IT), the Army has created a standard marketplace that utilizes the most effective and efficient contract vehicles to deliver needed IT solutions for Soldiers.

  • New Army technologies support in-flight communications, expeditionary command posts

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army is delivering new technologies to the Global Response Force that will help transform the concept of a command post from a stationary, tented shelter to a mobile enabler for expeditionary mission command - including during operations in flight and early entry into developing situations.

  • SES, digital pioneer Edwards bids farewell to Army after 33 years

    Apr 22, 2015

    With laughter, tears and an outpouring of thanks for his fellow pioneers on the Army's digital communications journey, Terence M. "Terry" Edwards concluded his 33-year Army civilian career at a retirement ceremony on April 21.

  • 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.

  • U.S. Army hosts Manpack Radio pre-solicitation day, following release of draft RFP

    Apr 16, 2015

    The U.S. Army hosted a pre-solicitation day on April 16 to discuss its plans to procure next-generation Manpack Radios through full and open competition. The event was attended by 69 people, representing 10 companies.

  • Odierno stresses modernization during Aberdeen Proving Ground visit

    Apr 8, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., April 7, to observe several of the Army's signature modernization efforts and encourage Soldiers and civilians to "keep driving forward."

  • Army releases Manpack Radio draft RFP for competitive radio marketplace

    Apr 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army has released a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for full and open competition to procure additional Manpack Radios.

  • Army to host tactical network industry forum

    Apr 3, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 3, 2015) -- The U.S. Army is holding a tactical network industry feedback forum at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. on April 21, to assist industry partners in identifying and aligning their efforts with Army priorities.

  • 1st Infantry Division pioneers Army network field support shift

    Mar 30, 2015

    When the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division rolled across the 1,200 square miles of the Mojave Desert to begin their 14-day National Training Center rotation, they were equipped with a new tool for troubleshooting communications systems -- themselves. The unit is the first to employ a new Army field support model that empowers Soldiers as the first line of defense.

  • Army to host second installment of acquisition lecture series

    Mar 16, 2015

    Known for adopting new information technologies to meet the demands of the battlefield, now-retired Lt. Gen. Steven Boutelle will offer insights for today's Army when he takes the stage on March 24 at the Excellence in Acquisition lecture series.

  • Allyn encourages network modernization during visit

    Mar 12, 2015

    From live operational updates on board a C-17 aircraft, to satellite terminals the size of a briefcase, to wireless command posts, new communications technologies will support the Army's "ability to get there faster with a lighter footprint," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said.

  • Digital experts optimize field support for regionally aligned, agile Army

    Mar 10, 2015

    As the Army continues to modernize while simultaneously addressing drawdown and budget constraints, the service is streamlining the way it delivers field support for its communications and network systems.

  • Army realigns tactical network initialization process for increased efficiency

    Mar 4, 2015

    The Army is bringing increased flexibility to the way troops initialize their mission command systems by putting the power in the hands of the communications officer, or S6, to make real-time changes, on the fly.

  • Soldiers 'fight on arrival' with new blue force tracking system

    Feb 27, 2015

    The Army's next-generation mounted situational awareness capability is now officially in the hands of Soldiers.

  • Army, Navy leaders: New technology, joint collaboration advance comms for Asia-Pacific

    Feb 12, 2015

    The Army and Navy are working in lockstep to meet the demands of today's always-connected Soldiers and Sailors while addressing the unique communications challenges of the Asia-Pacific theater, senior leaders said.

  • Army equips Stryker unit with new communications technology

    Jan 29, 2015

    Strykers in the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team/2nd Infantry Division, or 2/2 SBCT, are being retrofitted with the Army's new tactical communications network, increasing Soldiers' ability to communicate over greater distances, share mission data and maintain situational awareness.

  • National Guard 29th ID Signal Company first to receive Army' network upgrades

    Jan 21, 2015

    The Army National Guard's C Signal Company, 29th Infantry Division (ID) Headquarters was one the first units to land on Omaha Beach on D-Day during World War II, and it's also the first unit across the entire Army to receive new communications upgrades.

  • Army continues testing on mid-tier radio, prepares for NIE 15.2

    Jan 20, 2015

    Testing on Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radios conducted to prepare for NIE 15.2.

  • Army takes next step to merge C2, intelligence traffic onto WIN-T

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Army has taken the next step in merging operational and intelligence traffic onto the WIN-T transport. The Army can realize significant cost savings in money, resources and satellite bandwidth by converging intelligence and C2 onto a common platform, an expert said.

  • Army releases RFP for competitive radio marketplace

    Jan 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army has released request for proposals, or RFPs, to procure additional rifleman radios using full and open competition.

  • Unified Data: Mission Command information to those who need it

    Dec 22, 2014

    Unified Data is a suite of technologies that will combine data from across echelons into one, authoritative server at brigade and above for all of the warfighting function capabilities.

  • Virtual conference highlights technology, transforms how information is shared

    Dec 11, 2014

    Leveraging collaborative, web-based technology to connect hundreds of registrants with speakers from all over the country, a Department of Defense (DoD) virtual conference broke down geographical barriers and offered a look at doing business more efficiently. With a theme of "Mobile CIO," the Nov. 19 event attracted 470 registrants and provided a platform for military, civilian, academic and industry leaders to share insights on how their organizations are shifting processes to mobile devices.

  • Army's mobile satellite network enables rapid fire missions

    Dec 2, 2014

    During the latest test of the Army's mobile tactical communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, a field artillery battalion used the Soldier Network Extension to extend the range of their fire support operations to the tactical edge and significantly cut the length of time it takes to process their fires missions.

  • Industry, Army discuss APG contract opportunities

    Nov 24, 2014

    With a focus on transparency in future contracting opportunities, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) held an installation-wide Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI) this week.

  • Army National Guard units get new comms gear with synchronized fielding, training

    Nov 18, 2014

    Whether serving as first responders for domestic emergencies or deploying to hot spots around the world, the citizen-Soldiers of the Army National Guard must be able to communicate.

  • Mock disaster showcases new communications for National Guard and first responders

    Nov 17, 2014

    When the Army National Guard rolls in with its new Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal system, they can immediately provide 4G/Wi-Fi, commercial phone and internet access, and the ability to connect all the disparate radios that various responders bring to the incident site.

  • 1st Armored Division Stryker brigade trains on Army's mobile network

    Nov 5, 2014

    To increase unit versatility and operational flexibility across the force, the Army is working to bring modernized mission command network capability to all formations and echelons, including Stryker units, which are now receiving the service's mobile tactical communications network backbone -- Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2.

  • Army network connects Soldiers, NGOs in Ebola response mission

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Army is deploying tactical network and mission command capabilities to the area that will provide the infrastructure for improved communications between U.S. Africa Command, deploying units, non-governmental organizations and other partners in Operation United Assistance.

  • Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 in high gear at Fort Bliss

    Oct 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general visited the Brigade Modernization Command at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 21, to observe field tests of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, which could leverage proven technology down to the company level of maneuver brigades for the first time, during Network Integration Evaluation 15.1.

  • Army's new network gear supports 82nd Airborne

    Oct 16, 2014

    Establishing and fighting with the Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 network in early entry missions was part of 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT)/82nd Airborne Division's training at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, La.

  • Diverse teams bring high-tech solutions for tomorrow's Army

    Oct 15, 2014

    The Program Executive Office Command, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) is looking forward to hearing how industry will help with building the state-of-the art technologies required to support the Army of 2025, as discussed at a recent Aberdeen Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).