U.S. Army Futures Command, or AFC, conducts a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 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. In addition to Milley, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer and principal military advisor the president of the United States, the ceremony included Gen. John M. Murray, AFC’s commanding general, and Dr. Richard Rhodes, the district’s chancellor. (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.
More than 650 cyber professionals, including U.S. service members and DoD civilians, as well as partner nation military personnel and other agency personnel, participated in exercise Cyber Flag 19-1, in Suffolk, Va., June 21-28. The tactical-level exercise focused on the continued building of a community of defensive cyber operators and the improvement of the overall capability of the U.S. and partner nations. For a full story on the exercise, go to (U.S. Cyber Command Public Affairs photo)

Top Army general vows for new cyber talent management system

The Army is working to change the way it does cyber talent management, including different fitness requirements and promotion structures.
Second Lt. Jiaru Bryar, left and 2nd Lt. Joanna McCarthy, right, both from the 3rd Battalion, 335th Regiment, 181st Infantry Brigade, First Army Division West; are sworn in by Brig. Gen. Frederick R. Maiocco, Jr., commanding general, 85th Support Command/deputy commanding general, First Army, Division-West; during a commissioning ceremony at Fort Philip H. Sheridan, Army Reserve Center Jan. 10. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Anthony L. Taylor/Released)

Army piloting new talent management pipelines to guarantee career paths

The Army wants to retain its talented officers. So it's letting them have more predictability in their careers to keep them in uniform.
Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command, toured the Forge facility on May 16 and left a note of appreciation for Forge staff and their work. (Photo by Cecilia Tueros, PEO EIS)

Army Cyber Command is ‘evolving’ beyond cyber-operations

Army Cyber Command's mission is "evolving" to focus on operations not strictly limited to traditional cyber operations, its command general said.
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 photo by Mr. John G. Martinez)

Futures Command looking to grow Army tech talent through new educational programs

The Army wants to have more AI skills across its force, with technologists informing how it thinks about the future. So it's launching several new programs to…
Maj. Gen. Bruce Crawford, Commander of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, and Brig. Gen. Paul Rogers, Deputy Commander of the 46th Military Police Command discuss the future opportunities to expand the Michigan National Guard capabilities across the state during Exercise Northern Strike 17 Aug. 8, 2017. Northern Strike 17 is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting approximately 5,000 service members from 13 states and five coalition countries during the first two weeks of August 2017 at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, both located in northern Michigan and operated by the Michigan National Guard. The newly accredited Northern Strike demonstrates the Michigan National Guard’s ability to provide accessible, readiness-building opportunities for military units from all service branches to achieve and sustain proficiency in conducting mission command, air, sea and ground maneuver integration, together with synchronization of fires in a joint, multinational, decisive action environment. (Michigan National Guard photo by Spc. Alan Prince)

Inside the Army’s rapid IT response to COVID-19, with Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford

In an exclusive interview, Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford describes the Army's ability to rapidly adapt and innovate during the coronavirus pandemic and how it led to continued…
Joint Service members and civilians perform deployed disbursing operations during Exercise Diamond Saber 2019 at Fort McCoy, Wis., June 26, 2019. Approximately 680 active duty, reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Department of Defense civilian employees from 45 different organizations worldwide are taking part in Diamond Saber 2019, the Army’s only large-scale financial management exercise. (Army photo by Russell Gamache)

The Army’s financial management systems have enough tech. Here’s what they need next.

Hint: It involves people.