Sustaining Lethal Relevance

From Armor & Mobility, March/April 2019 Issue

The U.S. Army faces similar challenges in sustaining electronics, communication and support equipment for Army weapon systems that are maintained for decades. Many of these weapon systems are past their original designed life expectancy with no set plans to decommission, which presents the Army with both financial and readiness challenges.

By Alissa T. (Rese) Stevens, Obsolescence Service Lead, U.S. Army Materiel Command

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Ensuring Trauma-Critical Connectivity

From Combat & Casualty Care, Q1 2019 Issue

The U.S. Army’s newest medical communication device, the Medical Hands-free Unified Broadcast, or MEDHUB, is poised to enhance the fluidity of field trauma care, from point of injury assessment to accelerated evacuation.

By Carey Phillips, USAMMDA

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MC4: Bridging a Capability Gap

From Combat & Casualty Care, Q1 2019 Issue

The Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Program Management Office (PMO) has developed a software application called Health Assessment Lite Operations (HALO) designed to allow medical providers to electronically document critical health information on injured or sick patients, even when connectivity is unavailable.

By Mr. Paul Clark, MC4, PEO Enterprise Information Systems

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Delivering a Future Network

From Armor & Mobility, March/April 2019 Issue

Six months ago, the U.S. Army officially stood up its newest command aimed at finding, developing and experimenting with cutting edge technology to lead the service into the future. Now, the aptly named Army Futures Command (AFC) – armed with its Cross-Functional Teams (CFTs) – is outlining a plan to deliver these technologies, including tactical network capability, to Soldiers by 2028.

By Justin Eimers, U.S. Army Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T)

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Verifying Capacity to Meet Systems Need

From Security & Border and CST & CBRNE, Q1 2019 Issue

CST/CBRNE spoke recently with Mark Colgan, Unmanned Systems Test Lead, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, regarding current efforts to test and approve remote network sensory and other capabilities for use with unmanned and manned ground and air applications.

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Eliminating Obsolescence

From Security & Border and CST & CBRNE, Q1 2019 Issue

The Program Executive Office for Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA), U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center, is the only entity within DoD responsible for all aspects of destroying the remaining 3,100-ton stockpile of assembled chemical weapons by the congressional destruction deadline of December 31, 2023.

By PEO ACWA Public Affairs

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Brain Cell Care After TBI

From Combat & Casualty Care, Q1 2019 Issue

A medical research company has shown an early signal of brain cell protection in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with its repurposed drug and is now progressing the preventive treatment program into advanced clinical trials.

By Steve Campbell, Campbell & Company Strategies Inc.

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Full-Spectrum Comms Go Live

From Security & Border and CST & CBRNE, Q1 2019 Issue

Mr. Jeff Theall
Branch Chief
Information Technology Services Division
Joint Task Force-Civil Support
U.S. Northern Command

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