ARDEC's collaborative effort with InSitech moves forward
July 11, 2007
Special to the Picatinny Voice
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center celebrates their collaboration with InSitech. InSitech is a private-sector partner with the ARDEC in a unique relationship that fosters in-sourcing and outsourcing of technologies relevant to the Warfighter.
InSitech works with ARDEC, focusing on creatively speeding the insertion of emerging technologies in products for the Warfighter. The technology effort is in its second year of existence. There have already been a number of relevant technology insertions, including a 360-degree omni-directional camera, and an interoperable communications system, that both have deployed to Iraq.
Additionally, InSitech has sourced many other compelling technologies that are being evaluated by ARDEC. ARDEC officials are looking forward to continued momentum in this collaborative effort.
ARDEC's Barbara Machak leads activities aimed to identify the technology gaps and anticipated roadmaps of the ARDEC science and technology program to predict the needs of the Army two, five and 10 years from now.
With roadmaps in hand, and InSitech's ability to cull industry for already developed technologies, ARDEC is anticipating the potential acceleration of delivering items to the Warfighter.
InSitech recently received special recognition from Iraq, which included a U.S. flag, a certificate of recognition and a coin from the Multinational Corps with the inscription "Presented for Excellence."
Accompanying the certificate was a letter from Brig. Gen. Joseph Anderson, III Corps chief of staff, and a certificate signed by Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, commanding general of the Multinational Corps in Iraq.
"InSitech is proud to assist the deployed Warfighter," said Timothy Teen, president and CEO of InSitech. "We see our collaboration with ARDEC as an exponential opportunity to help, with ARDEC providing the technological expertise. InSitech believes this small token of the Warfighter's appreciation is the first of many future-shared recognitions to come."
Mary Manser, acting deputy director of ARDEC, mirrored Teen's thoughts saying that ARDEC is thrilled with the potential this collaboration presents.