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Army kicks off challenge for cyber situational awareness tool

The Army launched a Cyber Innovation Challenge last week that will allow interested companies to prototype software-based solutions for cyber situational awareness.

Army app streamlines DoD research lab information

A new mobile application built by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center brings together previously disconnected information from the Defense Department's research laboratories.

Cyber Support to Corps and Below to join upcoming training rotation

An Army pilot program called the Cyber Support to Corps and Below will take an important step forward in demonstrating cyber effects at corps and echelons below.

Army official: Personnel must be diligent about user roles

As Army personnel navigate the networks and devices needed to conduct business daily, their roles — and access privileges — may change. Colonel Greg Conti, director of the Army Cyber Institute, said personnel can take an active role in network defense by providing feedback on what they can or cannot access. 

GSA aware of influx but failed to deal with Army childcare subsidy claims backlog, IG says

The General Service Administration hasn't been able to properly manage the Army's childcare subsidy program despite anticipating a massive influx of families taking advantage of the benefit, according to a Sept. GSA inspector general report.

Army won't meet demands if it continues to draw down troops, says new RAND report

In the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review, the Army said it could fulfill its mission even if troop numbers were cut to about 450,000, from the current 490,000 level, by fiscal 2018. But the Aug. 18 report from RAND says differently. 

First female soldiers graduate from Army Ranger school, not allowed in elite force

The first two women in history have graduated from the grueling Army Ranger school at Fort Benning in Georgia, though the women won't be allowed to serve in the elite force.

Parlez-vous anglais? No need if Army's tests of language translation device in Africa succeed

The handheld, two-way system called the SQ.410 Translation System, which was developed by VoxTec, is programmed with nine languages and doesn't require Internet service or a cell network to work.

Leidos, Cerner win 'DHMSM', DoD's $11B electronic health record contract

The winning team, which also includes Accenture Federal and Henry Schein Practice Solutions, beat out competitors, including one team led by Allscripts, Computer Science Corp. and HP, and another led by Epic Systems and IBM.

Army plans nanosatellite launches to provide communications for remotely located soldiers

The nanosatellites are about size of a loaf of bread, weighing more than 10 pounds and costing about $500,000 each. They will use deployable solar arrays to charge their batteries and propulsion capability to maintain satellite spacing within the constellation.