Posts Tagged: Army

Energy CIO, HHS CTO Among Red Hat Symposium Speakers

Red Hat has unveiled a list of keynote speakers for this year’s Red Hat Government Symposium to be held in Washington on Nov. 9. The symposium aims to provide professionals a venue to discuss the impacts and changing role of open source technology, as well as innovations in the field, Red Hat said Friday. “(OpenRead… Read more »

Army Directorate Asks Contractors for Third-Party ISR System Ideas

The U.S. Army’s intelligence and information warfare directorate is seeking information from potential vendors about third-party intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems. An Oct. 1 request for information from the Army Contracting Command outlines the branch’s efforts to seek data on software-defined ISR technologies for the I2WD. The Army wants to learn about potential ground movingRead… Read more »

Four Elements That Promote Effective Coordination

The successes and failures of U.S civil-military. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan serve as the basis for lessons learned in creating effective interagency coordination. “Interagency coordination is an essential ele­ment of effective public leadership,” writes Dr. Andrea Strimling Yodsampa in a new report for the IBM Center on effective practices for interagency coordination, using U.S. civil-militaryRead… Read more »

Tribute to U.S. Army on 238th Birthday; and Remembering Dad

Did you know that today marks the 238th birthday of the United States Army? Military service to America is one of the most honorable types of federal service – if not the most honorable. We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to the brave and courageous Army servicemen and women nationwide and around theRead… Read more »

Army to Expand ‘Net Zero’ Energy Program Across Entire Branch

A new U.S. Army report outlines efforts for sustainable energy practices as part of a pilot program aimed to achieve net zero energy, water and waste at military installations. The 2012 Net Zero Pilot Installation Initiative Progress Report overviews renewable energy projects such as a 10-kilowatt wind turbine system at West Point and a photovoltaicRead… Read more »

Three Lessons Learned from Colossal Government Data Breach

Does the name Bradley Manning mean anything to you? If you’re a government organization, the name is synonymous with “colossal data breach” – as Manning spearheaded the biggest leak of classified information in our nation’s history. To briefly recap, Manning, a U.S. Army soldier, single handedly accessed more than 900,000 intelligence documents, including daily warRead… Read more »

New female protective gear prototype

New female protective gear prototype, from the Washington DC Military Technology Examiner If you have ever had an opportunity to wear protective gear for military combat, you have a good idea just how much body protection in combat can actually conflict with the capability to defend and protect. The average soldier wears between 50 andRead… Read more »

Mentor-Protégé Programs Provide Opportunity for Small Businesses

When doing business with government, it’s not always easy for small businesses to get a leg up. Prime contractors have the resources, relationships and tools for capturing significant pieces of business, which can leave smaller contractors behind. Thanks to mentor-protégé programs, small contractors can compete more successfully and develop the innovations that government needs byRead… Read more »

Facebook Tabs and Apps Used by the US Military – Facebook Use Study (2 of 3)

Blog series originally posted at DK Web Consulting. Intro In today’s blog we will look at three main things about the US Military’s use of Facebook; (1) which Facebook tabs are popular, (2) how many tabs do military pages use, and (3) do these pages use tabs such as Hootsuite to assist in publishing. ForRead… Read more »