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Army eyes new measures to boost security, access

Fort Lee Traveller, April 25, 2019

FORT MEADE, Md. – The Army is working on additional authentication measures to provide more options for access of online resources while maintaining the security of information-technology systems.

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Army Considers More Multi-Factor Authentication Measures

Security Today, April 24, 2019

The U.S. Army is working toward adding more authentication measures to provide more options to access Army online resources while maintaining information technology system security.

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Army Considers More Multi-Factor Authentication Measures

security today, April 24, 2019

The U.S. Army is working toward adding more authentication measures to provide more options to access Army online resources while maintaining information technology system security.

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The Army just completely revamped the way it promotes for senior NCOs

Army Times, April 23, 2019

The days of biding your time until you come up for promotion are over. The Army has done away with sequence numbers, which take into account how long a noncommissioned officer has been serving and rank them versus their peers. The Army will now promote based purely on talent.

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Virginia Army National Guard Sees Immediate Benefits in IPPS-A

Army.mil, April 22, 2019

(FORT PICKETT, VA.) -- Author C. JoyBell C. once said "The only way we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we're exposed, and the only way we become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open." The Virginia Army National Guard took its first steps towards change on April 5, 2019 when the state went live with the Integrated Personnel and Pay System -- Army. With the program available to them for nearly two weeks, Human Resources Specialists and Commanders are already seeing how the program is going to help them complete their tasks more efficiently.

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AcqDemo's Cas2Net 2.0 Almost Didn't Happen

AL&T Magazine, April 18, 2019

The AcqDemo Program Office's rollout of CAS2Net 2.0 may not exactly be cause to break out a $200-plus bottle of Cristal champagne, but for those in the AcqDemo system, the midyear review season provides reason to celebrate. The long overdue update brings many eagerly awaited changes and a much more robust system.

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AcqDemo's Cas2Net 2.0 Almost Didn't Happen

AL&T Magazine, April 18, 2019

The AcqDemo Program Office's rollout of CAS2Net 2.0 may not exactly be cause to break out a $200-plus bottle of Cristal champagne, but for those in the AcqDemo system, the midyear review season provides reason to celebrate. The long overdue update brings many eagerly awaited changes and a much more robust system.

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Army Kicks Off Enterprise-IT-as-a-Service Pilot Program

BGOV, April 10, 2019

The U.S. Army plans to establish a pilot program that would deliver Enterprise IT as a Service (EITaaS) to its 288 bases and other operating locations worldwide, according to an April 5 announcement. The Air Force set up a similar project in 2018.

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WHAT KIND OF INDUSTRY PARTNER DOES ARMY IT WANT?

Modern Battlespace, April 10, 2019

Information technology is evolving at a breathtaking speed. In order to stay at the forefront of those developments, Army IT is committed to engaging with industry to “get soldiers to the fight, support the fight, and bring them home safe.”

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Inflatable Satellite Antenna fielded to 8th Army units

army.mil, March 22, 2019

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Capt. Zachary Schofield, assistant product manager with Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems, is training 8th Army Soldiers in South Korea how to set up and use the Combat Service Support Very Small Aperture Terminal (CSS VSAT) Inflatable Satellite Antenna (ISA).

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CPT Schofield CSS VSAT

facebook.com/CECOM, March 22, 2019

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea - Capt. Zachary Schofield, assistant product manager with Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems, demonstrates how to use the new Combat Service Support Very Small Aperture Terminal (CSS VSAT) Inflatable Satellite Antenna (ISA) to Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade maintenance and support company. The CSS VSAT ISA is currently undergoing new equipment training and fielding process in South Korea. Photo by Amburr Reese, CECOM Public Affairs.

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Satellite launch enhances comms for Army missions

army.mil, March 18, 2019

FORT MEADE, Md. -- A high-capacity military communications satellite was launched Friday in an ongoing effort to provide ground troops with the ability to send larger transmissions quicker.

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The Army hopes a new satellite will help alleviate congestion

C4ISRNET.com, March 08, 2019

The U.S. Air Force is expected to launch the next satellite in its Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) program as early as March 13, a move that will bolster the military’s foundational communication network.

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Announcing the 2019 Fed 100

fcw.com, February 04, 2019

Hundreds of nominations were submitted, and our panel of government and industry judges debated for hours. The result? A list of 100 women and men that should make even the most shutdown-scarred skeptics optimistic about what's possible in federal IT.

Every year, it's a tremendous privilege to be able to sift through all these stories. The pool of nominations shows the vast range of important work being done throughout the community, and there are always far more outstanding individuals than even a list of 100 can accomodate. That was certainly the case this time around.

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AKO 2.0 offers new features, community pages

ARMY.MIL, January 25, 2019

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Jan. 25, 2019) -- Contrary to popular belief, Army Knowledge Online (AKO) is NOT going away -- it is modernizing and upgrading, with new and improved features to accommodate today's Army.

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Pentagon taps 15 weapons, business systems for agile software development pilot programs

Inside Defense, January 22, 2019

The Pentagon is attempting agile software development for 15 weapon and business systems under a pair of pilot programs mandated by Congress.

The two pilots were established by the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. The efforts come as some government officials and lawmakers increasingly worry about the gap between software development processes used by commercial companies and outdated methods featured in many Defense Department programs.

Under one pilot program, outlined in Section 874 of the FY-18 NDAA, the Pentagon has selected seven software development activities to use "agile best practices." The activities include the Army's Defensive Cyber Operations -- Cyber Analytics system, the Army's Defensive Cyber Operations -- Mission Planning system, the Navy's Maritime Tactical Command and Control system, and the Air Force's Cyber Mission Platform, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews told Inside Defense in a Jan. 10 email.

The Air Force's Air & Space Operations Center (AOC) Pathfinder is also considered a Sec. 874 pilot system, according to Andrews. However, the AOC pathfinder started using agile processes before the pilot programs were underway, and the Air Force is now considering how to scale the software development practices being leveraged for AOC across the service.

The Section 874 pilot also includes business systems in the Marine Corps Recruiting Information Support System 2.0 and the Defense Information Systems Agency's National Background Investigation Services system, according to Andrews.

The NDAA directs the Pentagon to forgo using typical defense contracting processes like earned value management, integrated master schedules and systems requirements documents for the Section 874 pilot systems.

Instead, each software development activity should define a "product vision, identifying a succinct, clearly defined need the software will address," as well as a "product road map, outlining a noncontractual plan that identifies short-term and long-term product goals and specific technology solutions to help meet those goals and adjusts to mission and user needs at the product owner's discretion," the NDAA states.

It directs officials to use "commercial best practices for advanced computing systems" and aims to deliver products within three months of a requirement being identified, with "planned frequent and iterative end user validation of implemented features and their usability."

The Section 874 activities are also encouraged to use broad agency announcements, other transaction agreements or "other rapid merit-based" solicitation methods, according to the law. It forbids the Pentagon from using lowest price technically acceptable or cost plus contracts for the pilot activities.

Meanwhile, the second pilot program, outlined in Section 873 of the FY-18 NDAA, was created to use "agile or iterative" processes to "tailor and simplify software development requirements and methods for major software-intensive warfighting systems and defense business systems." Lawmakers wanted the Pentagon to use the Section 873 pilot for struggling programs, as the NDAA directs DOD to prioritize risky and under-performing systems that had experienced cost growth and schedule delays.

The warfighting systems now being developed under the Section 873 pilot program are the Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense system, the Navy's Information Screening and Delivery System 5.0, the Navy's Aegis Weapon System Baseline 10, and the Air Force's F-22 Capability Pipeline, according to Andrews.

The business systems inducted into the pilot are the Defense Logistic Agency's Defense Retired and Annuitant Pay System 2, the Army Contract Writing System, the Air Force's Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System, and the Air Force's Item Master Logistics Capability Initiative.

The NDAA directs the Pentagon to realign each selected program by "breaking down the system into smaller increments using agile or iterative development methods." The realigned increments should be designed to deliver "meaningfully useful capabilities" within 180 days, according to the law.

It also directs the realignment plans to include a revised cost estimate that is lower than the estimate prior to the pilot program.

Officials charged with system development should carry out the realignment plan by incorporating "multidisciplinary teams focused on software production that prioritize user needs and control of total cost of ownership," according to the law.

It also directs the Pentagon to ensure the acquisition strategy for each Section 873 program favors "outcome-based" requirements by negotiating such outcomes in service-level agreements with vendors.

And if contractors are being difficult, DOD should "consider options for termination of the relationship with any vendor unable or unwilling to offer terms that meet the requirements" under the realignment plans, according to the legislation.

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System of the Week: PEO EIS's Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army)

USAASC, December 28, 2018

This week's System of the Week is the Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army)! This system supports the #USArmy by connecting the Tactical Army with Supply Chain Logistics and Finances. It is a product of @PEOEISPAOffice under @ArmyASAALT. #ArmySOTW #ALTSystem

Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army) is one program with two components. The first component, GCSS-Army Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solution, is an automated information system that serves as the primary tactical logistics enabler supporting Army and joint transformation for sustainment. The program re-engineers current business processes to achieve end-to-end logistics and integration with applicable command and control (C2) and joint systems.

The second component, Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP), integrates Army business functions by providing a single source for enterprise hub services, master data and business intelligence. GCSS-Army uses Commercial Off-The-Shelf ERP software products to support rapid force projection in the battlefield functional areas of arming, fixing, fueling, sustaining and tactical logistics financial processes.

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Army must update logistics operations as part of modernization efforts, lieutenant general says

Army.mil, November 07, 2018

FORT MEADE, Md. -- Autonomous vehicles and brigade combat teams that will be able to sustain themselves for a week in the field were among initiatives outlined by the Army's G-4, Lt. Gen. Aundre Piggee, Nov. 6.

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Next-gen RFID could improve how vehicles get to the battlefield

c4isrnet.com, September 04, 2018

With incredible volumes of material on the move – think: arms and munitions, supplies, vehicles – the military quite simply needs a better way to track its stuff. “We hear a lot of concerns about getting in-transit visibility in the last tactical mile, from the supply point to the end user,” said Jim Alexander, product lead for automated movement and identification solutions in PEO EIS – Enterprise Information Systems. “We are working with our partners and with transportation command to gather up the requirements for the next generation of in-transit visibility for DoD.”

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How A Human Resources System Could Revolutionize the Army

nextgov.com, August 02, 2018

Army program managers took a mandate to upgrade the service’s payment systems and turned it into a way to unearth soldiers’ hidden talents.

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CIVILIAN WOMEN MAKING WAVES IN ACQUISITION LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

asc.army.mil, July 17, 2018

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 10, 2018)—The office of the Director for Acquisition Career Management (DACM) this spring announced the selection of three civilian women to run major programs for the Army. The announcement came as the DACM released the 2019 Army Acquisition Centralized Selection List, those chosen by the Army acquisition executive after recommendations from the board and the DACM to be product or project managers for acquisition programs.

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Follow the LMP road: Modernizing US Army logistics

defensenews.com, June 25, 2018

The U.S. Army Logistics Modernization Program has had a nearly 20-year road to sustainment, which included several firsts and established best practices for how logistics and financial enterprise resource planning, or ERP, systems should be developed, deployed and sustained.

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US Army’s signature logistics system completes full-system deployment

defensenews.com, June 25, 2018

By leveraging cutting-edge industry capabilities through commercial off-the-shelf software, the Global Combat Support System–Army (GCSS-Army) has transformed the way the Army arranges tactical logistics and financial management.

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C4ISRNET Conference 2018: A PEO's warning to contractors

C4isrnet, May 11, 2018

Ms. Chérie Smith, PEO for Enterprise Integration Systems (EIS), issues a warning about messaging when it comes to contracts.

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C4ISRNET Conference 2018: Breaking contract monopolies

C4ISRNET, May 11, 2018

Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) Ms. Chérie Smith explains why she thinks certain contract monopolies need to be broken, at the 2018 C4ISRNET Conference.

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