Army Futures Command

A U.S. Military Academy West Point Cadet and a Soldier assigned to 510th Human Resource Company, 10th Division Sustainment Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade, treat a simulated casualty, June 15, 2022, during 510th HR’s medical evacuation training on Fort Drum, New York. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Neysa Canfield, 10th MDSB Public Affairs)

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

The Army's new medical modernization strategy envisions "a more adaptable medical force capable of harnessing, integrating, and utilizing future technology on the battlefield to save Soldiers."
Army Futures Command’s Software Factory operations taking place on March 22, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (U.S. Army Photo by Mr. Luke J. Allen)

Marines to embed at Army Software Factory

The move is part of the Corps’ plan to improve Marines' coding skills and develop a more “AI aware workforce."
Army C5ISR Center enlisted advisers Sgt. Corey Burrell, right, and Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Huggins demonstrate the Soldier Wearable Power Generator at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, on Oct. 27, 2021. (Dan Lafontaine / DEVCOM C5ISR Center Public Affairs)

Army research command gets first permanent CTO

Charneta Samms, a 25-year employee of the Army, is the first permanent chief technology officer for DEVCOM.
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Felicia Norris, operations officer with the 647th Regional Support Group, based out of El Paso, Texas, participates in the 78th Training Commands battle update brief via the Command Post of the Future technological equipment during Warrior Exercise 78-17-01, March 26, 2017, at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The 647th RSG conducted reception, staging, onward movement and integration tasks which were evaluated for wartime mission success as part of their U.S. Army Reserve annual training requirements. (U.S. Army reserve photo by Maj. Amabilia Payen, 647th RSG Public Affairs)

Army gets new head of Network Modernization Cross-Functional Team

The team's new leader Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey has a background in command and control and communications tech.
U.S. Army Futures Command conducts a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Army Gen. Mark A. Milley to mark a new phase for the Army Software Factory, which now has an official presence within the Austin Community College District’s Rio Grande Campus, in Austin, Texas, April 15, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Luke J. Allen)

The Army’s first software factory fully up and running

The Army's first software factory is up and running with its own office space in Austin Community College.
Staff Sgt. Jacob Rascon, right, and Sgt. David Hendrixson, both assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), analyze prototyped cyber field equipment during Cyber Quest 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. TaMaya Eberhart, 55th Combat Camera)

Army working on new cyber, electromagnetic weapons after large-scale test event

Cyber Quest 2021 wrapped up last week and provided the Army with new insights into using electromagnetic spectrum and cyber tools in warfare.
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Gen. John M. Murray, Army Futures Command commanding general, and Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics, and technology, update reporters at the Pentagon on Army modernization efforts and Army Futures Command, July 18, 2019. (U.S. Army / John G. Martinez)

Gen. Murray makes pitch to stay the course on Army modernization

The Army modernization started under the Trump administration will continue — if the Army gets its way.
A Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew with 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, drives to an objective during Iron Union 18-6 in the United Arab Emirates, Jan. 23, 2018. Iron Union is a recurring exercise focusing on combined arms, security, and staff operations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Thomas X. Crough, U.S. ARCENT PAO)

The Army’s contract for its next-gen fighting vehicle doesn’t have any requirements

The Army's new ground vehicle will need to have open software capabilities that allow for continuous updates.