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  • 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).

  • Software Defined Radios allow Soldiers to adapt to cyber threats

    Oct 15, 2014

    As the Army delivers the next generation of software-defined radios, it is also advancing the waveforms that enable these radios to communicate. The waveforms are integral to continuously improving the Army's tactical communications network, enabling faster upgrades to increase security and add capability.

  • Army's NIE 15.1 continues to adapt network, evaluate emerging technology

    Oct 14, 2014

    Within 24 hours the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division (2/1 AD) took on five Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), two IED finds, two air assault missions, two route and reconnaissance missions, and two attack missions. And that's just the pilot phase.

  • Networking an expeditionary Army stressed at MILCOM panel

    Oct 10, 2014

    From agile command posts to mission command systems that are ready to go at moment's notice, the Army is focused on delivering tactical network solutions that enable an expeditionary force, senior leaders said.

  • Army looks to leverage lessons from past leaders with its new acquisition lecture series

    Oct 2, 2014

    With a focus on learning from past Army acquisition stumbles and successes, the Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) kicked off the new Excellence in Acquisition Lecture Series on September 30 at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Army capability supports National Guard/first responder communications during emergencies

    Sep 29, 2014

    A new rapidly deployable Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal provides collaboration and communication services at incident sites that link local responders and emergency managers with state and federal authorities.

  • JRTC takes on cyber, hybrid, conventional threats as training evolves with missions

    Sep 26, 2014

    When the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), descended from the night sky into the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, last month, it not only marked the first large-scale joint forced entry air assault in more than 11 years, it also signaled a larger shift in how the Army executes training missions.

  • Global fires coordination provides multiple strike options for the commander

    Sep 24, 2014

    Joint and coalition forces turn to the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) and the Joint Automated Deep Operations Coordination System (JADOCS), for air and ground assaults throughout the world.

  • Discovering cost avoidance through reuse -- what's old is new again for CPOF users

    Sep 17, 2014

    PM MC has instituted the Service Life Extension Plan (SLEP) for the Command Post of the Future (CPOF), which reuses many CPOF components to achieve significant cost avoidance without sacrificing system performance for Soldiers.

  • Army radio lab continues to grow

    Sep 16, 2014

    Following its opening earlier this year, the ULTR-A facility has continued to grow and cemented key partnerships in preparation for critical rounds of upcoming tests and the growing demand for tactical radio sustainment.

  • Army transitions WIN-T sustainment support back to the U.S.

    Sep 3, 2014

    As the Army continues to upgrade WIN-T Increment 1, the tactical communications network backbone that first began supporting forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is also transitioning its sustainment strategy for the equipment from worldwide contracted support centers to standard organic support back in the U.S.

  • Army advancing next generation of embedded cryptographic equipment

    Sep 3, 2014

    Taking an aggressive approach to meeting looming Cryptographic cease key dates for equipment used to safeguard information on the battlefield, the Army is moving forward with a comprehensive modernization plan.

  • Hughes promoted to two-star general

    Sep 2, 2014

    Pantego, Texas native and University of Texas at Arlington graduate Daniel P. Hughes was promoted to the rank of U.S. Army Major General on Sept. 2.

  • Army satellite communications connect enduring forces, evolve for the future

    Aug 19, 2014

    As the U.S. operational footprint in Afghanistan diminishes, the Army's portfolio of ground satellite terminals will continue to support operations -- enabling enduring forces to communicate in the region for as long as the mission requires.

  • Coalition forces adopt homeland security information sharing

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Global Command and Control System-Army's (GCCS-A) latest version, 4.3, is now web-based and combines joint and coalition information onto one digital map. Leveraged during a recent joint-coalition exercise in Poland, the system also incorporates the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), which is currently used to enhance United States homeland security information sharing.

  • Maj. Gen. Harold Greene remembered as leader, hero during ceremony

    Aug 13, 2014

    A memorial ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. Harold J. "Harry" Greene took place at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 11, 2014, six days after Greene was mortally wounded in a shooting at Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Afghanistan.

  • Army's key mid-tier radio moves forward with tests

    Aug 13, 2014

    With increased bandwidth and range for the terrestrial network, the Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radios will link lower-echelon digital radios like the Rifleman and Manpack to the Army's satellite communications backbone.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers support network improvements- in both real and mock missions

    Aug 12, 2014

    As the first unit to deploy to Afghanistan with WIN-T Increment 2 and other elements of the Army's inaugural network Capability Set, 4th Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 10th Mountain Division has played a unique role in the evolution of the tactical network for the Army.

  • 101st Airborne conducts air assault training with new communications gear

    Aug 8, 2014

    Conducting the Army's first large-scale joint force entry air assault in more than 11 years, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), ascended into the night to confront a hostile, mobile threat.

  • Army hackers attack, protect Army network in preparation for Network Integration Evaluation

    Aug 4, 2014

    As new technologies are introduced into the Army's network, they are evaluated during semi-annual, Soldier-driven operational exercises in the mountains and desert of Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

  • Army's first of its kind lecture series leverages lessons from the past

    Jul 30, 2014

    Lt. Gen. William Campbell (Ret.) will offer new insights for today's Army as the first speaker in a new lecture series on September 30 at the Army's center of excellence for communications and electronics.

  • C4ISR campus' first Product Support Managers appointed

    Jul 24, 2014

    With an emphasis on elevating and expanding total lifecycle management, the first portfolio product support managers of Aberdeen Proving Ground's Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) campus were appointed at an assumption of charter ceremony on July 21.

  • NCOs support test of improvements that simplify Army's mobile network

    Jul 24, 2014

    Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and other Soldiers in network-equipped vehicles conducted real-world mission threads in harsh desert terrain covering over 1,250 accumulated miles a day to evaluate recent improvements to the Army's high capacity, mobile tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2. Soldier feedback from theater, the Army's Network Integration Evaluations (NIEs) and user juries helped the Army make WIN-T Increment 2 easier to operate and maintain. Among the many system enhancements are drastically reduced startup and shutdown times; a new, easy to use graphical interface; improved and simplified troubleshooting tools and faster, easier calls that extend radio networks.

  • Army creates common technology marketplace for communications hardware

    Jul 17, 2014

    The Army is creating a standard marketplace of tactical communications hardware to support the Common Operating Environment initiative and deliver a familiar and intuitive experience for Soldiers.

  • Mission Command expands its capabilities to reach across echelons

    Jul 15, 2014

    With the recent merger of PM Mission Command (PM MC) and Joint Battlefield Command-Platform (JBC-P), Soldiers on duty are beginning to see this same type of system commonality, whether inside the command post or on--the-move.

  • Soldiers test changes to Army's mobile network that make it easier to use

    Jul 7, 2014

    Covering over 1,250 miles a day in scorching desert heat, Soldiers successfully completed the second of two rigorous developmental tests to evaluate improvements to the Army's high capacity, mobile tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2.

  • Army completes enduring large satellite terminal footprint in Afghanistan

    Jul 1, 2014

    Keeping in mind lessons learned from the drawdown in Iraq, the Army is six months ahead of schedule with the completion of its enduring Deployable Ku Band Earth Terminal (DKET) satellite footprint in Afghanistan, avoiding potential retrograde challenges at the height of the exodus.

  • New logistics tracking tool simplifies complex data

    Jun 30, 2014

    Spawned from a spreadsheet that managed warranties for the Army's protected ground satellite terminal program, the Acquisition Logistics Performance Scorecard (ALPS) has evolved into a comprehensive logistics tracking and management tool that can manage any Department of Defense (DoD) system throughout its entire lifecycle.

  • Sustainment System Mission Command retires, moves logistics to the web

    Jun 27, 2014

    The S2MC charter retired, moving existing BCS3 capabilities into sustainment to transition all BCS3 capabilities to the web.

  • A change of charter is just one new beginning for Tactical Mission Command

    Jun 27, 2014

    The Tactical Mission Command Change of Charter (TMC) marked the begninning of the new PM Mission Command, and included the addition of BCS3 logistics web apps to its portfolio.

  • USMA cadets tackle valid Army training issue

    Jun 27, 2014

    The capstone project for four USMA cadets provided a real-life Army training issue, and the seniors answered with a viable solution.

  • Network hotspot evolves with Soldier input

    Jun 24, 2014

    The Soldier Network Extension (SNE), which delivers the Army's mobile tactical network backbone to the company level, is evolving from a vehicle used by the company commander to an information hotspot allowing other Soldiers to plug in, make phone calls and send and receive data from anywhere on the battlefield -- from an Afghan polling place to an air assault observation point.

  • Army restructures WIN-T Increment 3 program to focus on network operations

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Army is restructuring the third increment of its tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), to focus on the enhancement and simplification of Network Operations (NetOps), setting the stage for the Army's network of 2025.

  • Leaders: Network, cyber key to Force 2025

    Jun 17, 2014

    Networks and cyber are "the commander's business" today -- and will be fundamental to executing the vision of Force 2025, Army senior leaders said.

  • Wi-Fi, 4G LTE hits battlefield

    Jun 13, 2014

    The Army is introducing the power of 4G to the battlefield, providing coverage that stretches across a forward operating base so Soldiers can access mission information from their smartphones, not their desks.

  • Army program goes green by recycling equipment

    Jun 6, 2014

    Recycling paper and plastic is one way to be more green. The Army, however, is going green on a different scale -- by recycling radio equipment.

  • Marines, Soldiers test new blue force tracking system at NIE 14.2

    Jun 5, 2014

    The Army's next-generation situational awareness and friendly force tracking system received an unprecedented workout by Soldiers and Marines, during the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, which concluded May 22, 2014.

  • U.S. Army hosts Rifleman Radio Industry Day in support of radio marketplace

    Jun 5, 2014

    The U.S. Army hosted an industry day on May 27 to discuss its plans to procure next-generation Rifleman Radios through full and open competition.

  • Advancing waveforms plays a key role in creating Army radio marketplace

    Jun 4, 2014

    The Army's goal to create a "radio marketplace" is becoming a reality as the Project Manager for Tactical Radios (PM TR) moves forward to procure next-generation radio hardware from multiple vendors. At the same time, the Army continues to advance the software so that all of these products can interoperate as part of a holistic, integrated network.

  • Battle-tested Stryker upgrades to new blue force tracking

    Jun 4, 2014

    After bringing a "one-two" punch of survivability and tactical mobility to the field in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army's combat-proven Stryker vehicle is now getting a high-speed network upgrade.

  • Project manager of mission command retires after forging path for next-gen command post technologies

    Jun 3, 2014

    COL Jonas Vogelhut, Project Manager for Mission Command, retired following 25 years of service.

  • New PM Mission Command aligns capabilities to support Force 2025

    Jun 3, 2014

    The merger of Project Manager Mission Command (PM MC) and Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P) is breaking down the barriers between the command post and mounted capabilities.

  • Fire Support Command and Control changes hands, moves into the next-generation of fires capabilities

    May 29, 2014

    FSC2 welcomes a new leader during a change of charter ceremony on May 22, 2014.

  • New satellite program of record increases capabilities, rapid response

    May 29, 2014

    When equipped with the latest, suitcase-sized satellite communications equipment, Soldiers will be able to connect to the Army's high capacity network anytime, anywhere.

  • Army tests network capabilities at NIE 14.2

    May 27, 2014

    With an unprecedented level of Joint and international involvement, Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, the seventh in a series of semi-annual field evaluations which focused on improvement and simplification of the Army's networked capabilities, came to a close May 22, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Under SecArmy Carson stresses network modernization, thanks troops at Fort Bliss

    May 19, 2014

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson visited Fort Bliss, Texas, May 15, 2014, which he described as one of the Army's premier installations to highlight one of the service's top modernization priorities, the tactical communications network.

  • Army mobile network leader honored as Sammie Medal finalist

    May 19, 2014

    Serving as the deputy product manager (DPdM) for the Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 program, Patrick DeGroodt, who was instrumental in delivering a mobile tactical communications network to Soldiers in Afghanistan, has been named a finalist in the prestigious 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammie) awards.

  • Faces of the Force: Daniel Woolley

    May 14, 2014

    Software engineer turned chief architect hardwires the Army of 2020

  • Army advances mid-tier radio for battlefield network

    May 13, 2014

    With the Army's new tactical network, squads and platoons can share data and images, track friendly and enemy locations and stay connected while covering more ground. Now, the Army is advancing a new radio capability that will more seamlessly connect those units to their higher headquarters.

  • Real time asset visibility is leading the way for retrograde

    May 13, 2014

    An unprecidented retrograde effort requires state-of-the-art logistical situational awareness across the joint forces. Battle Command Sustainment Support System-Node Management (BCS3-NM) is the tool bringing the In-Transit and Asset Visibility picture for commanders and staffs at all levels of command.

  • New tactical app helps reduce Unit Task Reorganization burden

    May 9, 2014

    The Army is set to evaluate a new tactical app that could reduce a process that now requires several days and even weeks to plan and execute, down to three clicks and three minutes.

  • Army, industry partner to enhance network standards, security, simplicity

    May 7, 2014

    From an iTunes-like electronic marketplace for downloading security algorithms to network enclaves the size of a suitcase, the Army is joining with government and industry partners to advance communications technologies that support an expeditionary force.

  • Army holds first terrain walk ahead of Manpack Radio test

    May 2, 2014

    Combining new Google Earth technology and old-fashioned walking, the Army used a creative approach to prepare for a key test on the Manpack Radio.

  • An integrated force at NIE 14.2

    May 1, 2014

    Soldiers believe that having the most advanced networked technology will help both in and out of combat. More than 3,000 Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division and Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines Regiment, and 2nd Marines Division will play an integral role in validating systems at this year's Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 14.2.

  • 'Apps on a map' link the command post, mounted, dismounted Soldiers

    Apr 30, 2014

    Today's consumers enjoy both a common look and feel and interoperability between their computers, tablets and smartphones. Through recent advances in the Common Operating Environment, the Army is well on its way to providing these same capabilities to Soldiers.

  • Army increases in-flight situational awareness for rapid response forces

    Apr 28, 2014

    With help from the Army's new in-flight internet and mission command capability, commanders of Global Response Force units will be able to plan missions in the air, while their Soldiers receive operational updates and watch full-motion video of upcoming drop zones before their parachutes ever open.

  • Army awards competitive radio contract

    Apr 14, 2014

    In another step to extend digital communications to the tactical edge, the Army has issued its first multiple award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) Appliqué radio systems.

  • NIE partnership leads to streamlined process

    Apr 8, 2014

    When it came time to integrate the Army's next generation situational awareness capability, known as Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P), onto 250 vehicles - more than in previous NIEs - Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division (2/1 AD) brigade and battalion communications sections took on the task by working with Project Manager (PM) JBC-P to ensure all necessary vehicles were integrated to support test initiatives.

  • Army prepares for NIE 14.2 with process improvements

    Apr 8, 2014

    Fort Bliss, Texas (April 8, 2014) -- Uniting Soldiers and emerging communications technologies in unpredictable scenarios and rough terrain, the Army's Network Integration Evaluations (NIEs) provide an operational laboratory to incrementally enhance the Army's tactical network.

  • Morrison takes command of NETCOM

    Apr 2, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Peter A. Gallagher relinquished command of NETCOM to incoming commanding general, Brig. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr.

  • Suitcase-sized capability keeps coalition network running during retrograde

    Apr 1, 2014

    As U.S. and coalition forces draw down in Afghanistan and take most of their communications infrastructure with them, a new capability the size of a suitcase will enable Soldiers to connect to the coalition network from anywhere on the planet.

  • Network After Next

    Apr 1, 2014

    NIE consistency and more competition will drive industry innovation. This article was originally published in the Jan. - March 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • 101st Airborne advances training with Army network

    Mar 24, 2014

    As they prepare for their first large-scale air assault exercise since before 9/11, the Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) are not just getting "back to basics" with their core mission -- they are using the Army's new tactical network to take it to the next level.

  • From '1984' to 2025: Army, industry focus on next-generation network

    Mar 20, 2014

    From touchscreens and mission apps for Soldiers to wireless networking for command posts, Army senior leaders today outlined their vision for a powerful, yet simple to operate tactical network designed to support both a more expeditionary force and a generation of Soldiers who are digital natives.

  • U.S. Army and Navy team to extend radio reach

    Mar 19, 2014

    By pairing the U.S. Army's Manpack Radio with the U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), Soldiers will be able to have voice, data and network connectivity from almost any point on Earth.

  • Army modernization of encryption devices focuses on simplification

    Mar 18, 2014

    As the Army transitions from fighting two wars to preparing for future contingencies, including both conventional and hybrid threats, the service is replacing current cryptographic systems with technologically advanced systems to meet future needs.

  • Army consolidates network enablers to boost simplicity

    Mar 11, 2014

    As the Army moves to a streamlined and more user-friendly tactical network, the hardware, software and processes that keep it running and secure are realigning to reduce complexity and costs.

  • Army network boosts speed, simplicity during test

    Mar 10, 2014

    With drastically reduced startup and shutdown times, a new, easy to use graphical interface and improved troubleshooting tools, the Army's mobile tactical network backbone system recently completed a key test.

  • Virtual conference emphasizes collaboration, simplifying technology

    Mar 5, 2014

    By using collaborative, web-based technology to connect hundreds of registrants with speakers from all over the country, the virtual conference went off without a hitch on Feb. 12.

  • New network technologies to support expeditionary signal battalions

    Mar 5, 2014

    In preparation for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 14.2 this spring, the 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion is training with new tactical communications equipment technologies fielded by the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program that is smaller in size for easy transport, yet significantly increases capability.

  • Shyu outlines strategy for modernization at AUSA

    Feb 24, 2014

    To prepare the Army for tomorrow, the seeds must be planted today, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told attendees of the Association of the United States Army's Winter Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Feb. 19, 2014.

  • Army to host tactical network industry seminar

    Feb 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army is holding a tactical network industry seminar at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. on March 13, to lay out upcoming and long term tactical network program needs.

  • PEO C3T employee helps Aberdeen students reach for gold stars

    Feb 11, 2014

    Today, Phillips instills that same love of learning in students in the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md. area by volunteering as a mentor.

  • Army delivers COMSEC to the deployment line

    Feb 3, 2014

    The Project Director, Communications Security (PD COMSEC) team is working with its Army partners to bring cryptographic equipment into the standard process for authorization, ordering, and fielding equipment to soldiers.

  • Army realigns field support, positions Soldiers as first line of defense

    Jan 29, 2014

    As the drawdown from Afghanistan continues and military spending decreases, the U.S. Army is embracing a field support concept where Soldiers serve as the first line of defense for troubleshooting of mission command and network capabilities.

  • The Army's unseen technology provides a critical link to Joint operations

    Jan 23, 2014

    Today's global concept of operations require technologies that allow collaboration amongst the joint forces. GCCS-A provides the critical link between the Army and the overall joint system, bringing a complete common operating picture to commanders, no matter their branch.

  • Exercising Mission Command technologies produces commonality amongst Joint, coalition forces

    Jan 23, 2014

    Mission Command technologies increase situational awareness for the coilition forces at Combined Endeavor, conducted annually at the U.S. Army base in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Army plans baseline assessment for Network Integration Evaluation 15.1

    Jan 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army will evaluate its tactical network baseline during the Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 in fall 2014 in order to set conditions for future network development and refine focus areas for industry innovation.

  • New ULTRA facility opens on C4ISR campus

    Jan 13, 2014

    Three Army organizations have united to form the new Unified Lab for Tactical Radios - Army (ULTRA), combining research, development, sustainment and acquisition efforts for the Army's radio portfolio in a single location. The new facility combines personnel and resources from the Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) and Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) in order to provide economies of scale and better coordination of radio technologies throughout their lifecycle.

  • Combining network management tools makes managing network easier, saves money

    Jan 6, 2014

    The Army is moving to simplify and reduce the number of network management tools its communication officers use to manage the tactical communications network, moving from deliveries of stove-piped tool sets across various systems and echelons to an integrated system.

  • Army Network Integration Evaluations adopt new goals, new construct

    Dec 23, 2013

    After delivering groundbreaking communications technologies to Soldiers in Afghanistan, the Army should focus tactical network development efforts on simplifying tools and applications, right-sizing command posts and increasing operational flexibility, according to initial conclusions from the most recent Network Integration Evaluation.

  • Handheld fires 'app' lightens the load for forward observers

    Dec 20, 2013

    The current call for fires handheld device, the Pocket-sized Forward Entry Device (PFED) will transition to a web-application hosted on the Nett Warrior End User Device to lighten the load for forward observers.

  • Army launches new field support reporting system for Soldiers

    Dec 19, 2013

    For the first time, Soldiers can resolve field support issues with their weapon systems by creating a single automated trouble ticket. The new capability integrates three existing trouble ticketing systems, creating a seamless online reporting form accessed through an Army unit's SharePoint system so it is intuitive and easily accessible to Soldiers. Known as the Unified Trouble Ticketing System (UTTS), the capability is linked to larger Army efforts to simplify the tactical communications network for users, streamline Network Operations (NetOps) tools used to oversee and manage the network and realign levels of field support needed to train Soldiers and troubleshoot systems.

  • C4ISR Center of Excellence reaches out to industry

    Dec 13, 2013

    More than 800 business and industry representatives from across the country gathered here Dec. 3 for a view of potential contracting opportunities from the C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Center of Excellence.

  • Former leader of Army's mobile network promoted to colonel

    Dec 11, 2013

    Known for his leadership in providing the Army with the mobile tactical communications network backbone at work in Afghanistan today, Robert Collins, former product manager for Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2, received a promotion to colonel, reflecting his dedication and steadfast belief in the importance of fielding these critical capabilities.

  • Army network stays connected even when 'jumping the TOC'

    Dec 9, 2013

    Current technologies such as Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, the Army's mobile tactical communications network backbone, and emerging solutions like the Mobile integrated Command Post -- a vehicle that efficiently provides networking equipment and power to support a command post -- are enhancing a commander's ability to lead from anywhere on the battlefield.

  • Mission command goes mobile

    Dec 2, 2013

    This year the Army plans to field Joint Battle Command-Platform, the next-generation system providing mounted mission command, friendly force tracking and situational awareness capabilities. JBC-P will also serve as the first version of the Mounted Computing Environment, one of six computing environments that make up the Army's Common Operating Environment, a new set of standards that enable the rapid development of secure and interoperable applications.

  • Virtual conference highlights collaboration technology

    Nov 26, 2013

    As fiscal constraints increase demand for web-based collaboration technologies across the Department of Defense (DoD), several military organizations partnered with industry and academia to host a virtual conference to share information and best practices.

  • Fields retires from the Army after more than 38 years

    Nov 26, 2013

    Knowing that a radio is often the only link between a Soldier and a commander in the field, Col. Gregory M. Fields spent the pinnacle of his more than 38 year Army career enhancing how the Army procures radios.

  • Logistics and Readiness Center collaborates with C4ISR partners, conducts field support pilot

    Nov 21, 2013

    After 12 years of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army is now facing a different conflict--budgetary restraints. The Army, not unlike the Army Materiel Command and CECOM, is working diligently to transition to sustainment while conserving resources. Streamlining CECOM's field support across the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance domain is part of that effort.

  • Soldiers shape next generation of Army mission command system

    Nov 20, 2013

    While deployed to Iraq, Staff Sgt. Scott Harrison relied on the Army's chief situational awareness system to plot enemy holdouts, mark known improvised explosive devices and exchange command and control messages with fellow Soldiers.

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