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New look for US Army assessments

24th October 2016 - 14:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Ft. Bliss, Texas


With the US Army's milestone Army Warfighting Assessment (AWA) 17.1 now underway at Ft. Bliss, Texas, participants and planners are preparing for a continuing evolution of the critical field event process.

The AWA concept evolved out of the army's Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) process. NIEs were semi-annual events that emerged in the aftermath of the cancelled Future Combat System programme and focused on refining and implementing the network concept that had survived the cancellation.

An NIE 'dot one' event was held near the beginning of each fiscal year, with a more expansive 'dot two' event conducted late the following spring.

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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