The Army Brief: Bring your own device to work; Climate tech needs; AUSA is coming; and more...
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Work from phone. The Army finally launched its bring-your-own-device pilot program, allowing soldiers to work on their personal phones securely without having to hand over control to the service, Defense One reports. The Army hopes to add 20,000 soldiers and civilians to the pilot over the next year while gathering feedback, and then possibly offer it service-wide sometime next year.
A plan without the needed tech. The new implementation plan for the Army’s climate strategy is out; however, the technologies needed to carry it out have not been developed yet, Defense One reports. The plan mentions electric vehicles, but not how they will convert them.
AUSA is almost here. Next week, Defense One reporters will be on the ground at the Association of the United States Army’s annual convention in Washington, D.C. The theme for this year’s three-day event is “Building the Army of 2030,” and we’re looking forward to seeing and hearing what soldiers and businesses are doing to get the service ready for the future.
Sign up to get The Army Brief every Friday morning from Caitlin M. Kenney, Defense One’s military services reporter. On this date in 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law that finally allowed women to attend the military service academies. Several months later, West Point had the first women join the academy. Women alumni from the school have gone on to break down even more barriers within the Army, including the first to graduate from Ranger School.
From Defense One
US Denies Ukraine's Request for Long-Range Missiles in Latest Arms Gift // Kevin Baron and Patrick Tucker
Ukraine can reach the "vast majority" of targets with what they already have, a Pentagon official says.
What Surprised One Drone Maker About Russia's War on Ukraine // Patrick Tucker
Swarmly updates its unarmed, jam-resistant drones as new information comes in from Ukraine's battlefield.
"Imagine hundreds of thousands training 70 kilometers from a NATO border," said one senior defense official from a Baltic state.