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Piercey Assigned to Carrier Strike Group Nine

July 1, 2014

Rear Adm. Patrick A. Piercey, USN, has been assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine, San Diego. 

O'Connell Assigned to U.S. Army Sustainment Command

July 1, 2014

Maj. Gen. Kevin G. O'Connell, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois.

Buhler Assigned to Ogden Air Logistics Complex

July 1, 2014

Brig. Gen. Carl A. Buhler, USAF, has been assigned as commander, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Air Force Materiel Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Muth Assigned to Army Quadrennial Defense Review Office

July 1, 2014

Col. Frank M. Muth, USA, has been selected for the rank of brigadier general and assigned as director, Army Quadrennial Defense Review Office, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

New IED Detection Technology Transferred to U.S. Army

June 26, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The U.S. Army now has a modified radar system that can detect roadside bombs, day or night and in any weather, from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

DARPA Seeks Improvements to VTOL Aircraft

June 26, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Four companies have been tapped to design the next generation of vertical take-off and landing aircraft for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Cyber Not Ready for Service Designation

June 25, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The growing call for an independent U.S. cyber service along the lines of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps is not likely to gain followers among policy makers, say a number of service cyber officers.

Defense Department Looks for Youth Movement in Cyber

June 25, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The acting chief information officer (CIO) for the U.S. Defense Department is promoting a diversity movement for information technology. He wants to see a younger work force that includes people who have come of age in the digital era.

Defense Networking Goes Commercial

June 25, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

U.S. Defense Department data will be invading the commercial world as the department moves its unclassified information out of its own hands. Terry Halvorsen, acting Defense Department chief information officer, described the upcoming move at the AFCEA Cyber Symposium.

Defense Networks Can Expect Minimum Security

June 25, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

U.S. Defense Department networks will need to operate with the minimum security available as connectivity and the threat picture evolve, said a top defense official. Terry Halvorsen, acting Defense Department chief information officer, minced no words as he described how tight budgets are limiting options across the board.

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