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How and Why an Institution Must Transform

August 4, 2010
By Rita Boland

The feel and focus of LandWarNet took on a slightly different feel this afternoon as retired IBM Chief Executive Officer Louis V. Gerstner took the stage to discuss institutional transformation. Rather than address military-specific needs, Gerstner explained how he worked to turn around IBM by changing the entire culture of the organization. He told listeners to take the lessons he imparted and apply them as appropriate to military needs.

Young To Join Alenia Aeronautica as CEO

August 4, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Alenia Aeronautica, Washington, D.C., a Finmeccanica Company, has appointed John H. Young Jr. as chief executive officer.

CSC Names Deutsch to Defense Cyber Group

August 4, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Computer Sciences Corporation, Falls Church, Virginia, has named Kenneth W. Deutsch as account executive, Department of Defense Cyber, for its North American Public Sector Defense Group.

Apps4Army Contest Only the Beginning

August 4, 2010
By Rita Boland

Apps for the Army contest winners and the Army chief information officer talk about the winning apps and what these developments mean for the future of the Army.

Acquisition Process Must Change

August 4, 2010
By Rita Boland

The Army needs to fix its acquisition process and move good ideas to top leaders according to Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, USA, vice chief of staff, U.S. Army. Gen. Chiarelli delivered the morning address of LandWarNet today via teleconference, stating that he wants the ideas people have to make things better. He also emphasized repeatedly the need to change acquisitions to keep up with technology changes and the enemy.

No Easy Answers for Army Enterprise

August 3, 2010
By Rita Boland

The solutions to the Army's network problems have no easy answers according to opinions from the first panel here at LandWarNet. Leaders in industry addressed five questions about how to improve or address various facets of the Army enterprise, but rarely did any of the responses provide straightforward solutions.

Army CIO Addresses the Enterprise

August 3, 2010
By Rita Boland

Increased situational awareness continued as the focus of importance here at LandWarNet. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sorensen, USA, the chief information officer/G-6 of the Army, gave a high-level view of the current path of the Army enterprise, emphasizing that everything done comes down the need for shared situational awareness. All other pieces must support the effort to provide the warfighters with the information they need.

Cybersecurity Is Evolving, Increasingly Important

August 3, 2010
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Defense Department must secure the cyber domain to protect and defend its own information and U.S. citizens, Gen. Keith B. Alexander, USA, commander of U.S. Cyber Command said today during the opening address of LandWarNet 2010. Gen. Alexander also serves as the director of the National Security Agency. "Every link and system has vulnerabilities that we have to defend," he stated.

Cool App-titude: Patriot Crew Drill

August 3, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Controlling an anti-missile system? There's an app for that. A mobile program developed for the U.S. military serves as a refresher tool for troops assigned to the Patriot anti-missile system.

L-3 Communications to Provide Encryption System Kits

August 2, 2010
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications System West, Salt Lake City, Utah, was recently awarded a $17 million contract for 345 Type II interim encryption system kits in various configurations.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aviation & Missile Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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