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BUILT FOR SPEED

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CYBER DEFENSE: Representatives of civilian companies and military leaders attend Cyber Shield 19 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, in April 2019. Cyber Shield is the premiere unclassified defensive cyberspace operations exercise…

TACTICAL AI: NOT A CASTLE IN THE SKY

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    FLYING DRAGON: A U-2 Dragon Lady assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing prepares to land at Beale Air Force Base, California, on Dec. 15, 2020. This flight marks…

PEOPLE OVER PROCESS

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      The Army Training Information System is using human-centered design to provide value to Soldiers.     by Lt. Col. Jim A. Lee   The acquisition community is…

UNEXPECTED, BUT NOT UNREADY

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ON TOUR: Jason Fullen, center, project coordinator with Pine Bluff Arsenal’s textile production, gives a tour of sewing operations to Col. Gavin Gardner, JMC commander, during a visit in July.…

REACHING OUT

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    AEOP builds the STEM citizenry of tomorrow, one student at a time   by Jack Meyer   After Noel Obi, 17, graduates from his Houston high school, he…

RESEARCH ABROAD IN THE TIME OF COVID

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FRESH AIR: Dr. Irene MacAllister enjoys some time outside the lab running in the Hradec Forest across from her apartment near the research center at the Czech Republic’s University of…

SOFT SKILLS TO BATTLE A TOUGH ENEMY

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PEACE OF MIND: Teleworking gave many of us peace of mind, knowing we could continue to work while minimizing possible exposure to the coronavirus. (Image by Getty Images)    …

‘BIG A’ ACQUISITION: A PRIMER

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BIG “A” ACQUISITION: The DOD 5000-series regulations spell out layers of bureaucracy and oversight for the Defense Acquisition Management System. (Courtesy of the author)     by Robert F. Mortlock,…

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: WHO IS THE CUSTOMER?

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WHO IS THE CUSTOMER?: This simple answer—the warfighter—fails to recognize the program manager’s balancing of a program’s cost, schedule and performance, and fails to acknowledge the complex acquisition environment.  …

CREATING SUCCESS OUT OF NECESSITY

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    NEW NAVY SWABS: USAMRDC's Additive Manufacturing Working Group was stood up to streamline the process assisting all DOD additive manufacturers interested in organically producing personal protective equipment and…

TRAINING AT A SOCIAL DISTANCE

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    BRAND NEW: Soldiers with the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade trained virtually on new equipment in April 2020 to ensure their readiness using multiband radios for current and…

A NETWORK, STAT!

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    LOAD 'EM UP: Sgt. Cedric Melton, 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB), 35th Signal Brigade inspects the vehicles before they are loaded on a plane at Hunter Army Airfield,…

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

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    THE COLLECTION: Maj. Juan Guzman, the chief of the Armed Services Blood Bank Center–Pacific Northwest, shows Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Thomas McCaffery where the center…

THE VIEW FROM ABOVE

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SUNRISE ON THE HORIZON: The first rays of an orbital sunrise illuminate the edge of the Earth's atmosphere in January 2020, creating a glowing arc as the ISS orbits 259…

ARMY AL&T WINTER ISSUE OUTLINES THE ARMY ACQUISITION’S PANDEMIC RESPONSE

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    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (February 1, 2021)—For nearly a year now, the Army’s acquisition enterprise has forged ahead through unprecedented difficulties, delivering and enhancing capabilities in the face of…

WALK, RUN, FLY

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  HOUSTON, DO YOU COPY?: Morgan, left, Springer, center, and Hood visited the Mission Control Center in Houston.   By Jacqueline M. Hames   “STEM is a full-contact sport,” said…

IMPROVING THE FIGHT

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        There may never be a silver bullet for defeating COVID-19—instead, it may require defense in depth, including three possible weapons from USAMMDA.   by Carey A.…

VIRTUAL WARD

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    MADE EASY TO USE: Spc. Nathaniel Coleman, a treatment non-commissioned officer with the 44th Medical Battalion, demonstrates MEDHUB system in a field hospital setting. The MEDHUB system was…

INNOVATION AT MACH 5

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    THANKING THE TEAM: Secretary of the Army, Hon. Ryan D. McCarthy, visited defense contractor facilities and government offices at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama on July 1 to thank personnel…

ACHIEVEMENTS IN MODERNIZATION

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IN THE FEEDBACK LOOP: A rifle squad from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, visit Bell Flight’s Arlington, Texas, facility in October. The Soldiers provided crucial feedback on the…

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