Mark Esper gives Federal News Network a “state of the Army.”
FEMA named Lytwaive Hutchinson to replace Adrian Gardner as its new CIO while Reynold Schweickhardt joined GSA as a senior technology advisor.
The Army isn’t looking to build most of its artificial intelligence technologies from scratch. Instead, it’s looking to tweak existing, commercial off-the-shelf technologies to suit its purposes.
The Army, over the next two years, plans to fundamentally reshape the way it delivers IT on its bases with an “as-a-service” delivery model.
On time and on budget — that’s really never been the case for new military weapons systems. But it’s not that they don’t try.
As the Army maps out a new architecture for tactical networks, it’s trying to balance technical flexibility against a one-size-fits-all approach.
Army Futures Command only came about because of Sen. John McCain’s insistence that the Army fix its modernization problems, service leaders said.
The new Army Futures Command is up and running in Austin. But realigning the service’s modernization bureaucracy to operate in concert will take at least another year.
As the Army shifts its focus from violent extremist organizations to near-peer adversaries per the national defense strategy, staying on top of emerging domains and technologies will be what keeps it in a position of dominance going into the future.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a whistleblower and the Office of Special Counsel said inspectors with the Federal Aviation Administration cleared planes for take off even though they did not have all of the needed safety information.