US Army

  • Why leadership is an emergent property, not a magic wand

    On this EXTRA episode, Stanley McChrystal, retired US Army General and co-author of Leaders: Myth and Reality, discusses what leadership actually means, and why it isn’t just a magic power doled out by a rare great man.

  • National government leadership group inducts Army’s deputy chief of staff

    Kathleen Miller has been inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration and she joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more about her civil service career.

  • Army training ‘digital natives’ on virtual battlefield

    The Army is using simulations and virtual trainers to prepare its soldiers for everything from driving vehicles to shooting high-powered weapons, but at least one provider warns that it’s time the Army rebooted its tools.

  • New Army energy strategy: security, sustainability among goals

    The Army has released its new Energy Security and Sustainability Strategy, designed to enhance the force’s readiness, capabilities, and performance. The strategy includes five goals. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment, was my guest to review each of the five goals, and explain how the Army will meet them.

  • Army finalizing RFPs for big dollar multiple-award contracts

    The Army plans on requesting proposals for the third iterations of its ITES and ADMC contracts by next January. New proposals will likely tackle target areas such as mobility, cloud integration and cybersecurity, but CHESS wants to make sure small businesses are in the running for contracts.

  • Berry Amendment, Congress’ to do list, and lobbying

    On this week’s Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how the Berry Amendment is affecting troop supplies, what’s ahead for Congress when its members return from vacation, and the lobbying activities of companies that supply goods and services associated with the July 4th holiday. July 4, 2013

  • Let the sunshine!

    The U.S. Army has picked two firms — Clark Energy Group of Bethesda, and Acciona Solar Power of Henderson, Nevada — to help develop and build the largest solar power array in the Department of Defense. It will be built at Fort Irwin, in California’s Mojave Desert. When complete, the solar farm will generate 500 megawatts using photovoltaic cells, and solar concentrators, which turns the heat of the sun into electricity.