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Driving the future

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The Army needs vehicles to be robotic ready for the future force. by Bryan J. McVeigh and Mark Mazzara Robotic mules that follow Soldiers to carry and charge their gear….

The Importance of Perspective

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Sarah Mullins COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Product Office for Command Centers, Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program, Project Manager for Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems, Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems TITLE:…

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Making a big impact in a short span of time

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Maj. Wayne A. Dunlap COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Product Manager for Network Modernization; Project Manager for Tactical Network, Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications – Tactical POSITION AND OFFICIAL TITLE: Assistant…

Been there, done that: Beware the rush to failure

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Flexibility in contracting and scheduling delivers capability to warfighter in the optimal time―not necessarily the shortest time. by Robert F. Mortlock, Ph.D., Col., USA (Ret.) “Schedule-driven programs usually fail,” a…

‘STOP THE BLEED’: the Simple Art of Saving Lives

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It’s only been since the early 1990s that CPR training has been available to the general public, and this simple training has saved countless lives. MRMC’s ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign…

Career Navigator: Don’t Board A Plane Until You Read This Article

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As a DOD employee, you’re eligible for TSA Precheck—have you opted in? Jacqueline M. Hames From having to book the cheapest flight to departing at odd hours and enduring multiple,…

Learning On The Go

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Acquisition Soldiers field forward-deployed SFAB tactical network modernization on the fly.  by Amy Walker The Army is pushing full steam ahead with network modernization efforts that are making today’s forces…

Avoiding the perils of a poorly written contract

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Staff Sgt. Adriane Dunklin COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: 626th Contracting Team, 902nd Contracting Battalion, Mission and Installation Contracting Command – Joint Base Lewis-McChord TITLE: Contract specialist YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 7 YEARS…

CCDC’s Road Map To Modernizing The Army: Future Vertical Lift

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Third in a series of articles on how Combat Capabilities Development Command, formerly the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and now part of Army Futures Command, is supporting…

Change Agent

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Change happens because people find that the changes work for them. In its quest for modernization, the Army can learn a great deal from one of the world’s leading authorities…

I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up

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Robots should rescue Soldiers, not the other way around. So the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is developing software to help robots pick themselves up after a fall. by Jacqueline M….

Then And Now: Training for the Future

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Then And Now 1993 & 2019  Training For The Future Force 2025 and beyond will need a new training system to thrive in ambiguity and chaos—the synthetic training environment. The…

Small group leaves big footprint

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Master Sgt. Keita N. Lyles COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: 902nd Contracting Battalion, 418th Contracting Support Brigade POSITION AND OFFICIAL TITLE: Battalion sergeant major and senior enlisted adviser YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 8…

Making Progress

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The Rakkasans and a university are innovating 3D printing to direct traffic at the tactical level. by First Sgt. Robert Clark and Capt. Aimee Valles Innovation is about finding new…

Why The Hype?

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Additive manufacturing is all the rage, but why? by Steve Stark Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, gets people—and the Army is no exception—very excited because of its apparent potential to…

Thinking In Volumes

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Sidebar to Complex Geometry By Steve Stark  Additive manufacturing demands a whole new way of thinking, and we’re not even close to what’s possible in this exciting technology. One of…

Complex Geometry

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Additive manufacturing holds great potential, but much work remains to be done for the Army to get to additive nirvana. by Steve Stark Additive manufacturing shines with promise. The discipline,…

From The Army Acquisition Executive: Intellectual Property Lines

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FROM THE ARMY ACQUISITION EXECUTIVE  BRUCE D. JETTE Army’s new policy seeks cost-effective solutions in managing IP that balance the interests of government, industry and the warfighter “We must be…

Working the process

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Benjamin Little COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Product Manager for Virtual Training Systems, Project Manager for Training Devices, Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation TITLE: Systems engineer YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE:…

A Bold Future For The Army

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Reimagining the Army’s logistics enterprise resource planning systems. by Jim Kinkade and Jay Chung If the Army could start over today, it would not choose to design the enterprise resource…

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