The U.S. Army is looking to deploy facial recognition technology to further automate its drive-thru checkpoints. The Army issued a presolicitation under its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) broad agency announcement.
The U.S. Army has awarded Microsoft a contract worth up to $21.88 billion to produce augmented reality headsets designed to keep soldiers safer with night vision and situational awareness capabilities.
The Army is looking to develop a high-energy laser system that will be able to detect and shoot drones out of the sky, in order to protect Department of Defense (DoD) operations.
The U.S. Army Materials Command is forgoing a competitive bidding process for cyber training services while it waits for a bid protest between two contractors to be resolved.
Kombucha tea is moving off of Whole Foods shelves and into the U.S. Army’s research and development labs.
The U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) is in the planning stages of creating a software development wing of the Army that would reduce its reliance on vendor software. AFC put out a call for white papers on Dec. 28 which they will use to invite vendors to submit prototypes and, later, award a contract by March of this year, according to the Federal government’s beta.SAM.gov website.
The shift to remote work forced by the coronavirus pandemic has helped the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) – a component of Army Futures Command – identify security gaps, and work to improve IT security for offsite personnel, said Col. Gregory Smith, Military Deputy to the Director of the CCDC, at an AFFIRM webinar Dec. 16.
As 5G wireless service innovation becomes more critical in various IT sectors, the opportunity to revolutionize Defense Department (DoD) operations, particularly developing Smart Bases, has become more apparent, military officials said today.
The U.S. Army is working with Fitbit on wearable technology that has pre-symptom COVID-19 diagnostic capability, the company said.
Officials from the Pentagon’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) said this week that two of their top concerns for further improving supply chain security are getting better end-to-end visibility of supply chains and integrating more threat intelligence into the picture.
The U.S. Army has named David Markowitz as its new chief data officer (CDO). Markowitz, who started in the position this week, replaces Greg Garcia.
Officials from the Department of Labor and the Army Corps of Engineers reported this week that their organizations are continuing to make progress on IT modernization despite hurdles created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and are approaching modernization with data as the centerpiece.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is suggesting that the U.S. Army improve its use of alternative agreements and approaches for contracts – such as technology competitions and granting access to Army labs – by analyzing how those approaches are working and sharing lessons learned enterprise-wide.
Lieutenant General Thomas Todd, incoming deputy commanding general for Acquisition and Systems Management at the Army Futures Command (AFC), outlined his priorities for the new role today, including collaborations with industry and an iterative approach to technology.
The principal information technology advisor to the commander of the Army Corps of Engineers said today that his organization is using zero trust principles to secure systems, and finds zero trust especially compelling because the organization relies on outside parties to provide technology services.