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Defense Department leaders stress need for JADC2 concept of operations

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The Pentagon needs to provide a clear concept of operations to guide its ongoing, high-profile effort to enable Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) across the military branches, current and former Defense Department officials said Monday. Concepts of operations, also known as CONOPS, essentially lay out the features and expectations for how proposed capabilities will be used by warfighters. “Just two weeks ago … we had all five service chiefs…

Marines to embed at Army Software Factory

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The Marine Corps plans to send some of its tech savvy troops to the Army’s Software Factory in Austin, Texas, to hone their coding skills. The move is part of the Corps’ plan to develop a more “AI aware workforce,” according to Brig. Gen. Joseph Matos, director of information, command, control, communications and computers (IC4). The software factory, located near Army Futures Command headquarters, was stood up last year in…

Upgraded Stinger missile could be fielded in the next year or two, Army chief says

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An improved version of the iconic Stinger missile could be fielded in the next year or two, the Army’s top officer told FedScoop. The man-portable Stinger anti-aircraft system gained fame during the 1980s when U.S.-backed fighters used them to great effect against Soviet forces that had invaded Afghanistan. The weapons are back in the news as the Ukrainian military uses them to shoot down and deter Russian aircraft during the…

Army needs to better use recent software authorities, new acquisition leader says

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The Army’s new head of acquisition, technology and logistics says to get more software in the hands of soldiers, the service needs to start using authorities recently granted to the military for enhanced flexibility in buying software. Douglas Bush, who was sworn into the top Army acquisition job Feb. 11, said that increasing the speed and agility of how the Army buys software is a top priority. Achieving that will…