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  • 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).

  • 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.