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Data management challenges are top of mind at Project Convergence 22

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More work still needs to be done to standardize data, according to Army leaders.

Army to explore predictive analytics and autonomous systems for Indo-Pacific logistics

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The Indo-Pacific “is the most demanding theater” for the military currently, according to Secretary Wormuth.

Ukraine-Russia war teaching US military a lesson about secure communications

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The ongoing war in Ukraine is teaching the U.S. Army a lesson about the need for secure battlefield communication and the potential for soldiers to undermine it. Russian troops there have reportedly been using unencrypted devices, including their personal cell phones, to talk to other units and people back home. That has made them vulnerable to Ukrainian forces who can eavesdrop on what they’re saying and pinpoint their locations. “We…

Army secretary looks to hiring flexibilities to boost cyber talent recruitment

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The Army’s top civilian official wants to focus on using the U.S. military’s Cyber Excepted Service authorities to attract cybersecurity talent into the force. Secretary Christine Wormuth told lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday the Army is exploring ways to use the authorities, which Congress granted the Department of Defense in 2016 to be more flexible in compensating and hiring cybersecurity talent. Nearly six years later, Wormuth said…

New Army multi-domain task force to be stationed in the Pacific

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The Army’s newest Multi-Domain Task Force will be located somewhere in the Pacific region, the service’s top officer revealed Thursday. “It’s going to be tied to U.S. Army Pacific [but] the final stationing decision is still to be made,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville told the Defense Writers Group Thursday. “It really depends on what it looks like.” The first MDTF was stood up in 2017 to support…

Army gets new principal cyber adviser

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Michael Sulmeyer began the role as principal cyber adviser this week after recently serving as an adviser to U.S. Cyber Command Commander Gen. Paul Nakasone.