A smartphone app that provides a gravesite locator, events list and a virtual tour of Arlington National Cemetery will be publicly-available sometime in October, according to a June 27 Army press release. Employees have been using an app, similar to the one to be released to the public this fall, since March to regulate daily activities.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded June 25 a $21.4 million contract for a project called Mobile Armour, which aims to secure Android smartphone and tablet devices used in the battlefield.
Conflicting priorities between human capital and comptroller officials within the Defense Department have led to unstable funding for an acquisition workforce revitalization effort, says the Government Accountability Office.
The Army will not entertain bring-your-down-device as an option for the tactical environment, said an Army official May 21.
Accordingly, the Army should take on a more active and influential role within the space community to ensure that future space capabilities provide tactically-needed capabilities, it adds.
Army Research Lab "research has become overly prescribed by the planning and review process," the panel's report says.
Speedy acquisition of IT isn't always going to work when it comes to meeting Army needs, said Tami Johnson, program manager for Army's Rapid Equipping Force.
Defense science and technology officials urged lawmakers April 17 not to let budget cuts fall too heavily on their functions."We must guard against using S&T as a bill payer," said Marilyn Freeman, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology.
Defense Department and Intelligence Community officials spoke April 17 during an event hosted by AFCEA DC in Arlington, Va. Scroll down to the media player to listen to the panel in full. The panel...
Contractors continue to perform inherently governmental services for military services, according to the services' own internal reviews, says the GAO.