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Army planning to transition two AI algorithms to programs of record

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The new algorithms participated in last year’s Project Convergence exercise.

DOD intensifying search for new tech to defeat kamikaze drones

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The DOD is about to release a white paper asking industry for new ideas for countering adversaries’ kamikaze drones. That outreach will be followed by a technology demonstration later this fiscal year.

Army focusing on light robotic combat vehicles, with emphasis on software

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include information about the projected fielding date for the RCV-L. The Army has narrowed its focus on developing lighter variants of robotic combat vehicles, but it still plans to leverage a ­software acquisition pathway to get technology that could be applied to other categories of unmanned platforms in the future, the service’s top weapons buyer said Wednesday. The Army has been conducting…

Army looks to advanced tech to modernize its medical capabilities in new strategy

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As the Army charts a course to modernize its force by 2035 with a focus on multi-domain operations, the service is also looking to fundamentally transform its medical capabilities to take advantage of and move at the pace of technological advancements. Army Futures Command on Thursday published the Army Medical Modernization Strategy to guide the service’s transformation into a “semi-autonomous, integrated, networked capability” that will support the future of conflict…

Marines to embed at Army Software Factory

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The Marine Corps plans to send some of its tech savvy troops to the Army’s Software Factory in Austin, Texas, to hone their coding skills. The move is part of the Corps’ plan to develop a more “AI aware workforce,” according to Brig. Gen. Joseph Matos, director of information, command, control, communications and computers (IC4). The software factory, located near Army Futures Command headquarters, was stood up last year in…

Army inks unique R&D agreement with consortium on advanced weapons development

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An Army Futures Command component tasked with driving research and engineering of high-tech weapons formally agreed to collaborate with a growing consortium of nearly 1,000 companies and universities to advance armaments development. The initial focus will be on making integrated circuit chips customized for tri-service munitions. Cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) are vehicles that enable federal entities to combine resources and engage in R&D with non-government institutions to unlock…

Army research command gets first permanent CTO

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The Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command has its first permanent chief technology officer, a role designed to help integrate its multi-billion dollar research programs. Charneta Samms, a 25-year employee of the command known as DEVCOM, was most recently the chief of plans and programs at the Army Research Lab. Her new role will be all about “connecting smart people,” she told FedScoop. Unlike other CTO offices, that are often housed within…