• What’s ahead in Iraq

    Expanding and improving the Afghan army and police is a key element in President Barack Obama’s strategy for stabilizing Afghanistan so U.S. troops can begin to come home in July 2011.

  • 7/13/09 – Army pushes for Push-to-Talk

    A more dialed in Iraq warfighter that’s the idea behind the Army’s new satellite communications ”on the move” device. The solution will include a compact device that integrates land and satellite communications with a push-to-talk interface. This will enable the Army to utilize cross-band capabilities so personnel can take advantage of both communication links. Once deployed, the device will provide greater situational awareness and speed and flexibility to fast moving forces in Iraq.

  • Preserving Babylon.

    In Iraq, soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 172nd Infantry Brigade are helping historians, preservationists and documentarians maintain ancient Iraqi history. The brigade provides transportation and security for the World Monuments Fund in the ancient city of Babylon, home of the famed Hanging Gardens. Along with preserving the past, soldiers are trying to insure Babylon’s future as a possible tourist destination

  • Affirmative on Facebook!

    The Army has ordered its network managers to give soldiers access to social networking sites like Flickr, Twitter and yes, Facebook. The blog Danger Room says the move reverses years of blocking web 2-point-0 sites on military networks. Army public affairs has used social networking to share good stories about the work of its soldiers. Danger Room says the order does not include sites like MySpace, YouTube and Pandora. I’m Max Cacas.

  • SPECIAL REPORT: DHS takes inspiration from tragedy

    Advance research agency sees opportunity from Katrina, power blackout, other events to solve large-scale problems. Technologies are high risk, but high payoff.

  • Healing the unseen wounds.

    When a National Guardsman returns from a deployment. its sometimes easy to deal with physical wounds. But what about traumatic brain injury, or post-traumatic stress disorder? To combat that, the Army has come up with FID-RAH…or the post-deployment health reassessment, for soldiers coming home. Its designed to catch combat-related health problems before they get home, and get the help they need. I’m Max Cacas.

  • Army’s MC-4 system protecting soldiers

    The Army developed the MC-4 system to replace the paper medical card that often was stained or soaked with blood by the time a wounded solider got back to the field hospital. Little did they…

  • Army Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium

    Hundreds of Army public affairs officers from around the world are in the area this week. They’re attending the Army Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium. The goal is to learn how to better promote the Army. And many of the attendees we’re doing just that –promoting their home-bases, while interacting with the media . ”We train all of the army intelligence solider airmen, sailors, marines and coast guardsmen in a variety of intelligence specialties” says Tanya Linton from Ft. Huachuca Arizona. That training includes the joint weapons intelligence course –”which is basically battlefield forensics. We can look at the site of an explosion and track it back to the bomb makers,” adds Linton.

  • Filling the Holes Filling a Need

    The Army Reserve and Customs and Border Protection have signed an agreement aimed at putting reservists into open jobs at the border agency. It’s part of a larger effort by the Army Reserve called the…

  • Armed with Science

    With the potential for electronic attacks on the rise, the Army has stepped up its efforts in the realm of electronic warfare. They have begun to develop teams specifically trained to fight the enemy through…

  • Drawdown in Europe

    The U.S. Army is again reconsidering its plan for drawing down troops in Europe. The Associated Press reports Gen. Carter Ham, the head of Army troops in Europe, says that because U.S. troops in Europe have been used so much in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan…

  • DoD, students provide a glimpse of the future

    One approach DoD and many other agencies are using to address the impending retirement wave is by attracting high school students through the Chief Information Officer Council’s Information Technology Job Shadow Day.

  • Greener Rides

    Federal agencies aren’t immune to the increasing cost of just about everything. Last year, we all felt the pinch of high gas prices topping over $4-dollars a gallon. So how can automakers help the government…

  • Army Corps to reduce energy usage

    Contract to SAIC to focus on green technologies