Army CIO/G-6

May 15, 2019
By George I. Seffers
Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, USA, chief information officer/G-6, U.S. Army, speaks about network security and capabilities at TechNet Cyber. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, USA, chief information officer/G-6, U.S. Army, suggests the possibility of an Internet of Strategic Things in addition to the Internet of Tactical Things.

“We’ve had some really good discussions about the Internet of Things. That was a thing a couple of years ago. And then we started talking about the Internet of Tactical Things. I think what’s on the horizon is more of a discussion of the Internet of Strategic Things,” Gen. Crawford told the audience on the second day of the AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2019 conference in Baltimore.

March 29, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman
Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, USA, military deputy to the Army Chief Information Officer(CIO)/G-6, offers potential solutions to the challenge of bringing innovative technologies to the force rapidly and equipping them with adequate cybersecurity.

The Army is approaching cybersecurity in “a systematic methodical way that takes into consideration that not all things have the same level of risk or threat involved,” states Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, USA, military deputy to the Army Chief Information Officer(CIO)/G-6.

He cites as an example trying to secure a stand-alone device that is not connected to the network but has an information technology component, versus securing a device that is connected to the network. The stand-alone device offers a negligible risk, so efforts should focus on the connected device, he offers.

April 5, 2018
By Robert K. Ackerman
Lt. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, USA, Army G-6 and chief information officer, cites two major changes already bearing fruit as the Army aims for network modernization.

In a little more than four months, the U.S. Army has made significant progress in its thrust to modernize its network for the warfighter. Following “a lot of introspection,” the Army is undergoing ”a wholesale shift” that already has generated two real changes, declares Lt. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, USA, Army G-6 and chief information officer (CIO).

March 7, 2018
By Maryann Lawlor
Brig. Gen. (P) Brian J. Mennes, USA, director of force management, HQDA, deputy chief of staff, G-3/7, describes the operational environment at the AFCEA Army Signal Conference in Springfield, Virginia.

The U.S. Army is overhauling its relationship with technology providers to incorporate a new class of capabilities that will enable survivable, protected, intuitive, standards-based, interoperable, sustainable and, above all, highly mobile networks. To obtain these types of technologies, the service plans to assume a position where it is articulating its intent, a process that’s being described as “adapt and buy.”

January 4, 2018
By Robert K. Ackerman
A group of U.S. Army soldiers sets up manpack radios during a recent Network Integration Evaluation exercise. The Army is on the cusp of dramatic change as it revisits its technological needs for networking in a new battlefield environment. Lt. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, USA, is the Army chief information officer (CIO) and G-6.

The U.S. Army is creating a new definition of communications on the move as it prepares to shift from past information systems. Without weakening operations, the land service looks to incorporate a state-of-the-art class of capabilities by overhauling its relationship with technology providers.

March 9, 2017
By Robert K. Ackerman

Taking “a private sector-like holistic approach” to the development of U.S. Army C4ISR will be more important than ever before, according to a former Army CIO/G-6. Lt. Gen. Jeff Sorenson, USA (Ret.), president and partner, A.T. Kearny Public Sector & Defense Services LLC, told an overflow audience at AFCEA’s Army Signal Conference on March 9 that the service must take advantage of commercial information technology advances.

August 24, 2011
By Rita Boland

The generals who lead the U.S. Army's cyber force are responding to a diminishing budget believe that changes to its architecture already under way will not only save money but also greatly increase military cybersecurity. Among the first advances are the introduction of servicewide enterprise email-a move that will save the service an estimated $500 million-and the introduction of secure computer tablets that accept CACs and allows individuals access to the data they need. Lt. Gen. Susan S.

January 21, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as chief information officer/G-6, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.