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Army Applications Lab Developing Automated Tech for Coding, Budgeting Operations

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The U.S. Army’s has created an innovation unit to work on two projects seeking to implement automated technology to simplify battlefield technical operations and quicken budgeting activities, FCW reported Saturday.

Gen. John Murray, head of the Army Futures Command, announced after a House Armed Services Subcommittee hearing that the Army Applications Laboratory is developing capabilities that will enable warfighters to code on the field to fix communications systems.

The lab is working on machine learning-driven technology using algorithms to help Army officials evaluate risks the service and industrial base experience due to procurement decisions. Murray noted that the capability will allow leaders to “see the impacts of the decisions in real time” instead of spending hours on assessments.

“It’s not necessarily the decision-making, but how that is presented in a more automated way,” he said.