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Thursday, April 4, 2010

The Army’s iPhone Story

Sandra Erwin of National Defense magazine just published an excellent article on the Army’s foray into developing soldier-friendly smartphone applications.  Giving credit to Army CIO Lt. Gen, Jeffrey Sorenson and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Sandra describes the services first steps towards the use of smartphones and cloud computing.According to the article, the Army is already planning to outfit 200 soldiers in a Fort Bliss, Texas brigade this year with an iPhone like device. “They’ll have the apps for system maintenance, instruction manuals. … Soldiers will give us feedback and comments on performance of the equipment, Wikipedia-like.”

I would also like to thank Sandra for giving me the opportunity to provide my views on this forward leaning move by the Army. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of teaching a Army Knowledge Leaders class on cloud computing.  Being a Naval Academy grad, you can imagine how difficult it is for me to give the Army credit for anything!!

GO NAVY!! BEAT ARMY !!!!


The Army’s iPhone Story


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9 years ago

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DARPA is also funding research in this area through the Transformative Apps BAA -- at FBO.gov at
https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=366136beefbaf1b041863f3d61cfc8fb&tab=core&_cview=0

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