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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.

Army to cut 17,000 civilian jobs

Budget constraints are forcing the Army to reduce its civilian workforce by 17,000 jobs as well as make a slew of military cuts, according to a July 9 statement from the service.

Soldiers now able to access policy publications on mobile devices

To make it easier for soldiers to access doctrinal publications, the Army is making the information available for download on mobile devices.

Army's new simulation environment lets soldiers further hone cyber skills

The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command announced June 23 the Cyber Battleground Range, which it expects to be open to all units later this summer, according to an Army article.

Army does not know how many soldiers it used to fill civilian positions

The Army doesn't know how many soldiers it placed in civilian posts to help with reduced staff levels due to sequestration-related budget cuts, says a June 15 Government Accountability Office report.

White House orders federal agencies to tighten networks in 'cybersecurity sprint'

Federal CIO Tony Scott recently announced the 30-day cybersecurity sprint, which requires agencies to take several steps to beef up their security measures and improve the resilience of federal networks.