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Army Will Stop Treating Troops As ‘Interchangeable Parts’: Gen. McConville

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“We’re moving towards a talent management system where we will manage people by 25 variables instead of two,” Gen. McConville said. It will be “a system that recognizes and capitalizes on our people’s knowledge, their skills, their behaviors and even their preferences.”

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Transparent & Apolitical: SecDef Esper’s Pledge

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In a media-wary administration, the big news from Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s formal press briefing was that he actually held one, and pledged to keep doing so.

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Army To Build New Info War Force – Fast

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The Army is already struggling to man its new cyber units — and now it wants to expand their ranks and responsibilities for a new mission.

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Army Struggles To Man New Cyber/EW Units: GAO

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As it races to modernize, the service may be creating new formations faster than it can train the technical specialists to staff them.

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Digital Arsenal: Army Inches Forward On Electronic Warfare

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To counter Russia’s electronic warfare battalions, the Army wants to field a revolutionary EW weapon by 2023. But how do they get there?

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Digital Stiletto: Army Pursues Precision Electronic Warfare

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The US Army can’t match Russia’s battalions of powerful radio jammers. Instead, it’s trying to build a nimble high-tech David to defeat the EW Goliath.

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CBO: HASC ‘Space Corps’ To Cost $3.6 Billion Through 2024

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The HASC ‘Space Corps’ will be much cheaper than the Trump Administration’s plan for a Space Force, says CBO.

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Army To Test ATLAS Robotic Gun: Bruce Jette

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The experimental turret will use the technology — and the safeguards — from the Army’s ATLAS project, originally misrepresented in the media as building “killer robots.”

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How To Wage Global Cyber War: Nakasone, Norton, & Deasy

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The military needs a globe-spanning network to counter threats that no single theater command can cope with. That takes more than just technology.

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Failure IS An Option: Army Gen. Murray

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The Army must take risks to modernize, the Futures Command chief said, and the modernization effort will survive the inevitable failures along the way.

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