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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 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…

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…