Army eyes PC incentives

Army eyes PC incentives

Army Secretary Luis Caldera supports a plan to give PCs and Internet access to 6,000 selected recruits next year, with access to college courses through distance learning, Lt. Gen. William H. Campbell said last week.

In return, the recruits would have to commit to earning associate degrees during their four- to five-year tours, the service's chief information officer said.'Campbell spoke at the Army Directorate of Information Management Conference in Houston.

Campbell said he's more interested in recruits receiving technical training than in them taking a standard college curriculum (see story, page 43).

'Tony Lee Orr, Christopher J. Dorobek and Bill Murray


  • business meeting (Monkey Business Images/

    Civic tech volunteers help states with legacy systems

    As COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities in state and local government IT systems, the newly formed U.S. Digital Response stepped in to help. Its successes offer insight into existing barriers and the future of the civic tech movement.

  • data analytics (

    More visible data helps drive DOD decision-making

    CDOs in the Defense Department are opening up their data to take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools that help surface insights and improve decision-making.

Stay Connected