by Ellen Summey
FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 28, 2021)—The Summer 2021 issue of Army AL&T magazine focuses on “Enabling Modernization.” Sometimes we’re our own worst enemy in creating an environment that fosters modernization. Policies, rules, regulations, organization structures, current technology, costs and politics all play a role in hampering modernization efforts. It’s our job as acquisition professionals to identify the impediments and clear the way for the future of Army modernization. Read how:
- The IVAS Mounted system amplifies capabilities in “MOUNT UP.”
- As the Army focuses on modernizing training capability, a simulation system provides the most realistic experience outside of combat. Don’t miss “YOU CAN RELY ON THE TESS.”
- The Synthetic Training Environment will provide a high-tech training solution for the Army. Read more in “GAME ON.”
- Fresh from its cold-weather test in Alaska, IVAS is tested in the tropics. Find out more in “A DAY IN THE SUN.”
- A virtual training concept saves on cost and benefits teleworkers in “DRO SKO MAKES VIRTUAL HOUSE CALLS.”
- Lake City Army Ammunition Plant seizes the opportunity to modernize in “EXTREME MAKEOVER.”
- Learn more about the Joint Munition Command’s approach to modernization in “CONSTANT READINESS.”
- Night vision levels up. Read about the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular and its capabilities when integrated with Nett Warrior and the Family Weapon Sights – Individual optic in “OWNING THE NIGHT.”
- A new course teaches foreign military sales for the Army security assistance enterprise in “ENGAGING FOUR GENERATIONS OF WORKERS.”
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Summer 2021 Army AL&T
FROM THE AAE
Army acquisition is meeting our mission to develop, acquire and deliver needed capability to our Soldiers.
IVAS Mounted amplifies capabilities.
YOU CAN RELY ON THE TESS
As the Army focuses on modernizing training capability, a simulations system provides the most realistic experience outside of combat.
The Synthetic Training Environment will provide a high-tech training solution for the Army.
A DAY IN THE SUN
Fresh from its cold-weather test in Alaska, IVAS is tested in the tropics.
DR SKO MAKES VIRTUAL HOUSE CALLS
Virtual training concept saves on cost and benefits teleworkers.
Lake City Army Ammunition Plant seizes the opportunity to modernize.
FACES OF THE FORCE: COL. MARK R. TAYLOR
Clear lines of communication.
JMC’s approach to modernization.
OWNING THE NIGHT
Night vision levels up.
ENGAGING FOUR GENERATIONS OF WORKERS
New course teaches foreign military sales for the Army security assistance workforce.
FACES OF THE FORCE: KRISTINA KOCH
The right stuff.
HACKING FOR DEFENSE TURNS 5
Defense innovation class started at Stanford has now 47 universities nationwide.
ALL ABOUT U
The Army is putting Soldier-centered design front and center.
FACES OF THE FORCE: STEFFANI MCQUERREY
How can I help?
NOTIONS, SOUND AND UNSOUND
AFN DJ-turned high-end stereo maker on his rocky route to success.
THE OVERSIZED POWER OF SMALL DATA
Creating the right data and turning it into the information decision-makers need most.
THE MODERN PERSPECTIVE
The right viewpoint will help modernize the Army.
FROM THE DACM: LOOKING BACK, MOVING ON
Director of USAASC’s farewell message.
AWARD NOMINATIONS THAT SLAY
Writing award nominations that win.
CAREER NAVIGATOR: WHO NEEDS AN OFFICE ANYWAY?
Over a year into quarantine-imposed telework, the vision of the future office begins to emerge.
FACES OF THE FORCE: MATT GOHIL
Off the beaten path.
LEAVING A MARK
Craig Spisak may be retiring, but his legacy at USAASC will live on.
ON THE MOVE
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