The Army will be fielding a smartphone app to help soldiers better determine their drinking water needs so they can carry just enough to stay hydrated.
A transgender Army civilian employee faced discrimination from higher ups when they wouldn't recognize her transition from male to female, an Oct. 23 Office of Special Counsel statement says.
A tool being developed for the Army will bring together intelligence, terrain and electromagnetic spectrum data, providing a common operational picture for electronic warfare.
A new geospatial tool is helping the Army gain better insight and intelligence on new terrains, enabling commanders to make more informed decisions for more effective and secure operations.
Using the Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment, or ELITE Lite software, soldiers can become virtual officers or non-commissioned officers interacting with other uniformed avatars as they deal with with situations, ranging from disagreements with superiors to sexual harassment.
While the Defense Department has improved its real estate inventory data, it still lacks complete and accurate information in how some of those assets are being used, preventing officials from identifying opportunities to consolidate unused of underused facilities, congressional investigators said.
As part of its efforts to combat rising cyber threats and attacks, the Army is launching the Cyber Protection Brigade and could start a new cyber branch as soon as the second week of October, an official said.
Known as Capability Set 13, or CS 13, the toolkit "combines data radios, mission command capabilities and handheld devices networked across waveforms and mobile satellite communications systems to transmit voice, data and video for enhanced situational awareness."
The Navy said it received patents for more inventions in 2013 than many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, citing a trade group report released this summer.
The Army will notify 500 majors over the next month that they must leave the military due to a drawn down in force strength, an Aug. 1 Army statement says. The cuts are part of a process to reduce the Army to an end strength of 490,000 by the end of 2015. The active Army will further reduce its end-strength by 20,000 Soldiers in both 2016 and 2017, the statement says.