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New appraisal system coming this year

The new DoD Performance Management and Appraisal Program, known as DPMAP or New Beginnings, is a standardized Defense-wide performance and appraisal program set to begin this year.
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IG emphasizes resourcefulness, confidentiality

If a commanding general wanted to pick someone to be an extension of his or her eyes, ears, voice and conscience among the workforce, he or she might be drawn to someone who has seen the Army from both inside and out. 
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Army gets first armored multi-purpose vehicle

WASHINGTON – The first armored multi-purpose vehicle rolled off the production line in York, Pennsylvania, Dec. 15.
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This month in history

Editor's note: The following article is reprinted verbatim from the January 1967 issue of The Detroit Arsenal News. Until Jan. 31, 1967, Army Tank Automotive Center was aligned under Army Mobility Command, a major subordinate command of Army Materiel Command. MOCOM ...
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TACOM recycles excess office equipment for America Recycles Day

The Detroit Arsenal celebrated America Recycles Day 2016 by providing exchange tables in three buildings throughout the installation. For three days in November, employees took excess office supplies to the tables so that others could retrieve them for their own office ...
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Early tax filers may not receive refund until after Feb. 15

FORT MEADE, Md. – Some taxpayers plan their holiday shopping and other purchases on the assumption they will get their tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service in January.
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ANAD Safety Program: A year in review

ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. – It’s been a busy year for Anniston Army Depot’s Safety Office.
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Army Arsenal: A place where a woman may be the best man for a job

Ever since that hot summer in 1813 when the arsenal began shipping products to a young Army in what would become known as the War of 1812, women have toiled side-by-side their male counterparts in the arsenal production bays, packing flannel ammunition cartridges or ...
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Army crowdsources ideas for innovation

WASHINGTON – The Army launched Army Ideas for Innovation, or AI2 on Oct. 4. It’s a digital crowdsourcing program that solicits ideas on how the Army can become more innovative and any member of the Department of Defense community with a CAC can participate.
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New test, ear buds and Army football among top stories of 2016

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – Uniform changes, new directives and football were some of the things that dominated headlines for the Army in 2016. Below is a list of this year’s most-read articles written by the Army News Service.
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Efforts underway to erase male sexual assault stigma, focus on prevention

WASHINGTON – Most men never report incidents of sexual harassment or assault against them, said Monique Ferrell, director of the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program.
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Smart card might save lives, make CAC cards obsolete, say engineers

WASHINGTON – The Army recently invented a device that could one day replace the current Common Access Card, according to engineers from the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, who are developing it.