Army looking to patch holes in communications networks

The Army’s been busy over the last few years solving technical capability gaps in the communications networks soldiers use on the battlefield. That whole modernization effort is still very much underway. The Army continues to field new gear incrementally. In October the Army unveiled a plan to tie the tactical network to the enterprise network, with cloud capabilities helping out. For more on all of that, Federal News Network’s Jared Serbu talked with three senior Army leaders at the annual AUSA conference in Washington. Maj. Gen. Rob Collins is the program executive officer for command, control and communications-tactical. Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey is director of the Network Cross-Functional Team at Army Futures Command. And Joe Welch is the director of the C5ISR center, part of the Army’s combat capabilities development command. You hear Collins first.