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Welcome to The Army Brief, a weekly look at the news and ideas shaping the service’s future.  Article 5 promise. More American troops will be sent to eastern NATO countries like Poland and Romania to protect them if Russian forces invade Ukraine, Defense One reports. Allies in the region have been asking for years for a greater U.S. troop presence to deter Russian aggression. Protecting Pacific bases. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall is the latest defense official to call for more protection of base infrastructure in the Pacific from missile threats posed by China, Defense One reports. The top soldier in Japan has also called for more missile defense protection in the first island chain, and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s deputy commander said protecting Guam has been a top funding priority for years.   VA enrollment. The House passed a bill to automatically enroll eligible transitioning service members into the Veterans Affairs healthcare system. The change would affect about 60,000 new veterans every year, Military Times reports. Sign up to get The Army Brief every Friday morning from Caitlin M. Kenney, Defense One’s military services reporter. On Jan 17, 1991, Operation Desert Storm began with air strikes in Iraq and Kuwait.  Brought to you by Salesforce DoD Financial Management Modernization: A Digital Transformation Guidebook Over the past decade, a long-term process of “digitization” and “datafication” of the financial management mission area has been increasingly on the minds of executive leaders in defense agencies. These processes combined with new technologies are moving at lightning speed as more personnel are given the opportunity to work remotely and thus financial management technologies must be delivered safely and securely, faster than ever before. Discover how digital transformation can help accelerate the delivery of these technologies for fiscal accountability and financial improvement. Learn More
The Army Brief
January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

Welcome to The Army Brief, a weekly look at the news and ideas shaping the service's future. 

Article 5 promise. More American troops will be sent to eastern NATO countries like Poland and Romania to protect them if Russian forces invade Ukraine, Defense One reports. Allies in the region have been asking for years for a greater U.S. troop presence to deter Russian aggression.

Protecting Pacific bases. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall is the latest defense official to call for more protection of base infrastructure in the Pacific from missile threats posed by China, Defense One reports. The top soldier in Japan has also called for more missile defense protection in the first island chain, and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's deputy commander said protecting Guam has been a top funding priority for years.  

VA enrollment. The House passed a bill to automatically enroll eligible transitioning service members into the Veterans Affairs healthcare system. The change would affect about 60,000 new veterans every year, Military Times reports.

Sign up to get The Army Brief every Friday morning from Caitlin M. Kenney, Defense One's military services reporter. On Jan 17, 1991, Operation Desert Storm began with air strikes in Iraq and Kuwait. 

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DoD Financial Management Modernization: A Digital Transformation Guidebook

Over the past decade, a long-term process of "digitization" and "datafication" of the financial management mission area has been increasingly on the minds of executive leaders in defense agencies. These processes combined with new technologies are moving at lightning speed as more personnel are given the opportunity to work remotely and thus financial management technologies must be delivered safely and securely, faster than ever before. Discover how digital transformation can help accelerate the delivery of these technologies for fiscal accountability and financial improvement.

Learn More

 
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