The Army wants to buy as many as 60,000 tactical manpack radios, but the service altered course after low-rate production orders resulted in 17-pound test radios – twice as heavy as those currently in use. A new request for information specifies they must now weigh closer to eight pounds, but not more than 12.
The Army delayed reporting that thousands of pieces of equipment in Afghanistan-- worth nearly $420 million-- went missing, making recovery efforts more difficult, a recently released internal audit said.
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."