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  • Army unburdens Soldiers through battery innovations

    Mar 15, 2011

    MCLEAN, Va. -- In a typical 72-hour mission in Afghanistan, a U.S. Soldier carries 70 individual batteries. Army scientists are researching ways to unburden the Warfighter by lightening the load. Batteries make up 20 percent of the weight a Soldier carries in theater. An infantry battalion spends more than $150,000 on batteries per year, which is second in cost to munitions.

  • The 27th annual Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committee resolves 17 quality-of-li

    Mar 15, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- I often say you can read about history or make history. This year, the voices of Soldiers, Civilians and Families that have contributed to the Army Family Action Plan process were heard and history was made at the recent AFAP General Officer Steering Committee held the first week of February.

  • Picatinny advances EOD training with video game technology

    Mar 15, 2011

    Picatinny recently received a patent for a realistic video game that simulates combat environments and uses the same controls as actual robots to safely train Soldiers how to detonate improvised explosive devices.

  • ASC Soldiers take aim

    Mar 14, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers participated in M9 Pistol training at TACOM's Keith L. Ware weapons test facility on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. Approximately 40 ASC Soldiers completed the Feb. 9 training.

  • Saying good-bye after more than 30 years in uniform

    Mar 14, 2011

    "It's tough to take the uniform off... it's what I know," said Master Sgt. Lewis Mikulecky during his retirement ceremony on March 11 at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • TARDEC's Hitchcock promoted to SES

    Mar 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's Jennifer Hitchcock wasa promoted to Senior Executive Service by Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command in a March 11 ceremony in Warren, Mich.

  • Army joins Morgan State to spur Maryland students at S&T symposium

    Mar 14, 2011

    Senior Army officials, scientists and engineers from APG will join industry and academia counterparts to celebrate and evaluate student STEM research at the Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Morgan State University March 17-19.

  • Servicemembers swap weapons for a day

    Mar 13, 2011

    AK-47 rifles, Squad Automatic Weapons, Steyr AUG models, M-4 carbines and even the Singaporean SAR 21 were up for test fire during a weapons familiarization range Mar. 11, at Multi-National Base Tarin Kot, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

  • Redstone Pilots New Family Service Model

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, ala. -- Redstone Arsenal is among 22 Army installations that have been chosen as a pilot site for enhanced delivery of services provided by Army Community Service that will make it easier and faster for Soldiers and their family members to get the help they are seeking.

  • School Lessons In Building Partnerships

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone solidified some educational partnerships March 1.

  • Big Thank You Goes To Deployed Work Force

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Recognizing employee performance is a "big deal" to the Aviation and Missile Command's Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers.

  • BRAC will increase local educational needs, APG leaders say

    Mar 11, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Base Realignment and Closure will significantly increase the need for higher-education programs near APG, Army and Maryland state officials said here March 8. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior commander, encouraged the development of an infrastructure in Harford County to accommodate the needs of scientists and engineers coming to the area. "Maryland has an incredible opportunity," Justice said. "Government, industry and academic collaboration is incredibly valuable as a catalyst for innovation."

  • ACC Hosts First Industry Executive Council Meeting

    Mar 11, 2011

    Senior Army Contracting Command leaders and a group of industry representatives came together on Feb. 24 at ACC headquarters on Fort Belvoir, Va., for the first meeting of the ACC Industry Executive Council. The council is a forum to exchange information, identify common issues, build partnerships and develop solutions to move ACC even further in its quest to improve Army contracting.

  • APG commander recognizes women's achievements

    Mar 11, 2011

    APG employees gathered at the Edgewood Conference Center March 9 to recognize women's significant contributions to the Army. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior commander, talked to about 100 women about combining their talents to improve the community. March is National Women's History Month.

  • AMC conducts DADT repeal training

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, the U.S. Army Materiel Command's commanding general, will personally conduct training on the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy reform for commanders at all of AMC's major subordinate commands, March 11.

  • Waiting to Fly

    Mar 10, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 2nd Security Force Advisory Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, wait at Pope Army Airfield for their flight to the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., Mar. 8.

  • Can you hear me now' VCSA attends Army communications demonstration

    Mar 10, 2011

    A technology demonstration integrating the flexibility and storage capabilities of an Android hand-held and the robust communications of the rifleman radio caught the attention of the Army vice chief of staff during his visit to Fort Bragg, March 3.

  • APG leaders honor women, WWII civilians at wreath-laying ceremony

    Mar 9, 2011

    Leadership from Aberdeen Proving Ground led a wreath-laying ceremony at the Edgewood area today to honor the local civilians who died during World War II and to recognize women's contributions as part of National Women's History Month.

  • AMC participates in Read across America

    Mar 9, 2011

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command Equal Employment Opportunity office participated in and supported the Read Across America program at a local elementary school here, March 2.

  • Smartphones combine with tactical radios to boost ground troops

    Mar 9, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division communicated via voice, data and images as they swarmed a mock village to capture a high value target. Information traveled rapidly up and down the chain of command through a cutting-edge combination of smartphones plugged into tactical radios.

  • RDECOM set to transition deputy commanding generals

    Mar 9, 2011

    The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army announced new general officer assignments March 9.

  • Project Manager, Night/Vision, Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition Wins DoD Top 5 S

    Mar 7, 2011

    Article highlitgths the efforts concerning a Lean Six Sigma project which neetted the Project Manager for NV/RSTA a Top 5 Department of Defense Systems Engineering Program Award.

  • AMRDEC integrates college students through cooperative education programs

    Mar 7, 2011

    Army Education Outreach efforts encourage students to become engineers and scientists, motivate young people to be ready for the future, and help to build the bench at AMRDEC. Achieving these goals is the aim of local, regional and national Collegiate Cooperative Education programs.

  • Night vision sensor delivered on target

    Mar 4, 2011

    The 1,000th Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor was delivered to the Army and recognized in a celebration Feb. 16, at the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control production facility in Orlando, Fla.

  • Army pursues better buying power

    Mar 4, 2011

    The Army's better buying power - the ability to acquire better weapons systems and capabilities at lower prices - starts with the acquisition professionals who sign defense contracts.

  • Army Buyers Work For Success On Battlefield

    Mar 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army's acquisition corps may not be on the front lines. But its professionals are fighting every day to ensure Soldiers have the right equipment to accomplish the mission. And, with two wars going on at the same time, that mission has been demanding.

  • Shadow defies gravity with success

    Mar 4, 2011

    An unmanned aircraft system in the Army's fleet today is defying gravity, soaring ever higher in performance and zooming down on cost.

  • Kentucky NG Aviators fly record 36 times in BHIVE simulator

    Mar 4, 2011

    Kentucky National Guard Aviators tested four technologies for the Air Warrior Product Office during a record 36 mission runs in AMRDEC's Battlefield Highly Immersive Virtual Environment Laboratory.

  • General Dunwoody visits Natick

    Mar 4, 2011

    NATICK, Mass. - The Commanding General of the U.S. Army Material Command, Gen. Ann Dunwoody, visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center on March 3 and saw many of the items that are developed at NSSC to assist and protect the Soldier on the battlefield.

  • Watervliet Arsenal graduates will prove that America still makes things

    Mar 3, 2011

    After four years of schooling and 8,000 hours of hands-on training, the Arsenal graduated 11 members of the Arsenal Apprenticeship Program in a recent ceremony conducted here. Since 1905, some of the finest machinists in the country have been homegrown from this program that is supported by the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

  • Arsenal welders bring new heat to old product line

    Mar 3, 2011

    Are Arsenal welders working on a new product line' Well, kind of. The Arsenal recently received a $750,000 order from the Army to fabricate support legs for the 120mm mortar system...a mission the Arsenal had until the early 1990s.

  • Research continues to advance helicopter maintenance

    Mar 3, 2011

    A deadly civilian helicopter crash in the North Sea on Nov. 6, 1986, led the British Civil Aviation Authority to invest more into vibration health monitoring systems used to detect maintenance issues and prevent accidents. Twenty-five years later, improvements on installed systems are still being developed to provide flight and maintenance crew's earlier detection and lower false alarms.

  • Finnish Chief of Defence visits ARL's Simulation and Training Technology Center

    Mar 2, 2011

    The Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith Simulation and Training Technology Center, an organization of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, hosted Lt. Gen. Markku Koli, Chief of Defence Command, Finnish Defence Forces. Gen. Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, invited his counterpart to visit various installations with a goal of further garnering the relationship between the U.S. and Finland.

  • Picatinny kicks off 2011 Army Emergency Relief campaign with Chili Cook-Off

    Mar 2, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny officials kicked off the installation's 2011 Army Emergency Relief Campaign with a Chili Cook-off here March 1.

  • Teachers come to Natick for training

    Mar 2, 2011

    Not every teacher heads to the beaches or ski slopes during school vacations. Some prefer to spend that time huddled around tables in U.S. Army laboratories learning more about such subjects as nanotechnology and food packaging.

  • Regional Support welcomes new deputy commander in Afghanistan

    Mar 2, 2011

    A newly promoted general is now leading the Regional Support Commands of the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan that is headquartered at Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan. Brig. Gen. Guy T. Cosentino assumed the position as deputy commander of Regional Support on March 2 from Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness following a Commander's Update Brief.

  • AMRDEC's PIF installs weapon solution package

    Mar 1, 2011

    AMRDEC's Prototype Integration Facility received ecstatic and positive feedback from Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) as they toured their newly modified helicopters. The PIF had installed new hardware and modifications as part of the MH-47G Weapon Auxiliary Solution Package project.

  • Picatinny cobalt alloys show promise for sustained firepower

    Mar 1, 2011

    In the middle of a firefight with bad guys the last thing a machine gunner wants to do is stop fighting to change barrels because of overheating. Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., are working with cobalt alloys to solve the problem.

  • Mother of fallen Soldier: 'I Want To Let People Know About Him'

    Feb 28, 2011

    There are times when Julie Nethery can't face the truth. There are times when this mom of three has convinced herself that her youngest son is still coming home from his deployment.

  • Twenty-three days...a point in time

    Feb 28, 2011

    Aerial bombing of Iraq began on Jan. 17, 1991, but after thousands of tons of ordnance had been dropped, there was one target that was still relatively untouched - Iraqi Command & Control bunkers. The Watervliet Arsenal in a matter of 23 days, helped to change the course of war with Iraq.

  • Environmental lab now serves air simulation needs

    Feb 28, 2011

    The Battlefield Highly Immersive Virtual Environment Laboratory in Redstone Arsenal's building 5400 is steep in history and again buzzing with activity.

  • Black History Month a time for perspective

    Feb 28, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Tina Hawkins spent the better part of nine years serving as an enlisted Soldier in the Army, ultimately making the decision to trade in her sergeant stripes to be a human resource assistant at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

  • APG honors Maryland National Guard unit as it deploys

    Feb 26, 2011

    Hundreds gathered inside the Maj. Gen. Warren D. Hodges Armory Feb. 26 to exchange handshakes, hugs, kisses and goodbyes as 77 Maryland National Guard Soldiers, flanked by family and friends, prepared for deployment.

  • Morris County business leaders hone shooting skills at Picatinny Arsenal

    Feb 25, 2011

    A group of 30 members of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce "Leadership Morris" program got a taste of military history, research, development and weapons during a visit to Picatinny Arsenal Feb. 24. In addition to receiving briefings on the workings of the arsenal, the team got an inside look at Picatinny's Toys for Tots program, toured the largest prototype manufacturing facility on the 6,500-acre installation (the Prototype Integration Facility) and got a chance to sharpen their shooting skills at the Marine Corps weapons simulation range.

  • RDECOM advances outreach, education effort at AUSA symposium

    Feb 25, 2011

    RDECOM displayed some of its latest technology at the AUSA Winter Symposium Feb. 22-25 as part of the Army Materiel Command's exhibit to share what it has developed for Soldiers and to gain feedback from members of the defense community.

  • AMC senior leaders tour new home

    Feb 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command's leadership took a survey of its nearly completed headquarters here, Feb 23.

  • Picatinny exceeds Army's energy reduction goal 5 years ahead of schedule

    Feb 24, 2011

    The energy management team at Picatinny Arsenal recently surpassed the Army-wide goal to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent five years ahead of schedule. The Army's time table for all installations to achieve this goal is slated for fiscal year 2015. Picatinny met the goal at the close of fiscal year 2010.

  • U.S. Army partners with UK defense group

    Feb 24, 2011

    LONDON -- U.S. Army and British defense officials partnered Feb. 17 to strengthen research and development ties. Representatives from the UK Trade and Investment Defense and Security Organization and the U.S. Army International Technology Center - Atlantic discussed ways to bring their scientists together.

  • RDECOM commander highlights partnerships at AUSA winter meeting

    Feb 24, 2011

    Research and technology partnerships was the topic of discussion for a panel that included Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, at a gathering of hundreds of members of the Army's science and technology community Feb. 23. The panel was part of the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium and Exposition.

  • Army Observes Presidents Day at Mount Vernon

    Feb 24, 2011

    "It's a privilege for the Military District of Washington and The Old Guard to be here today."

  • Take a look inside RFEC-Atlantic

    Feb 22, 2011

    LONDON - The RDECOM Forward Element - Atlantic serves as a resource for emerging global technology and cutting-edge research in Europe, parts of Asia, and Africa.

  • RDECOM honors employees as leadership address BEYA

    Feb 19, 2011

    Several U.S. Army RDECOM employees were recognized for their contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics during the 2011 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference in Washington Feb. 17-19.

  • New helicopter on Army horizon

    Feb 18, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- While most of the focus in today's Army is on the war fighter and how best to support current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a leader in military aviation is calling for some of that focus to shift to the equipment needs of the future.

  • Team Redstone comes together to celebrate Black History Month

    Feb 18, 2011

    Team Redstone came together Wednesday to celebrate Black History Month and learn about the past as well as look to the future.

  • APG leadership cohort aims for community cohesion

    Feb 18, 2011

    Twenty-nine managers representing 14 APG organizations committed a year ago to participate in a unique professional development program. The Office of Personnel Management, with the help of leadership development experts and APG senior executive service members, designed the program.

  • Army reaches eCYBERMISSION milestone

    Feb 18, 2011

    U.S. Army eCYBERMISSION reached its 2011 goal when the 1,000th volunteer virtual judge signed up during the final stop of its road show Feb. 9.

  • Senior Pentagon official visits APG to discuss efficiencies

    Feb 17, 2011

    A senior Department of Defense official said he is focused on providing greater efficiencies as the military faces budget constraints. "Delivering better value every year to the taxpayer and Warfighter is what it's all about," said Dr. Ashton Carter, under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

  • Chief of Signal earns second star, promoted to major general

    Feb 17, 2011

  • Natick team analyzes Soldier technologies and equipment

    Feb 17, 2011

    Imagine that the Army developed a new and improved piece of equipment. If you were Mike Statkus, one question immediately would come to mind.

  • New environmental control units keep systems, Soldiers on target

    Feb 17, 2011

    In the sweltering temperatures of the Middle East, Soldiers aren't the only ones who can overheat - their communications equipment must also be kept cool in order to function properly. Efforts by Project Manager, Mobile Electric Power (PM MEP) to provide environmental control in support of mission success took a major step forward on 2 Feb., when a A,A Full Rate Production Ceremony for the 60k British Thermal Units per Hour (BTUH) Improved Environmental Control Units (IECU) was held in Florence, Ky. The 60k IECU will be a more efficient consumer of power on the battlefield, and its standardization means it can be installed, operated and maintained by Soldiers using the tools and training they receive in Army schoolhouses. The first fielding with an operational unit is expected to take place in March.

  • Obusek becomes NSRDEC director

    Feb 16, 2011

    In a ceremony held Feb. 16 at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Dr. John P. "Jack" Obusek assumed responsibility as director of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service.

  • BEYA conference provides opportunity for RDECOM engineer

    Feb 16, 2011

    Networking and potential employment opportunities are available at the Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Global Competitiveness Conference taking place this weekend in Washington, D.C.

  • DoD STEM group discusses science of learning

    Feb 15, 2011

    Understanding the science of learning will help advance education was the topic of discussion at a Department of Defense summit Feb. 14. Three scientists explored ways to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly known as STEM.

  • IDEA program fosters innovation for Army technology

    Feb 15, 2011

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) fosters innovation and inventiveness for Army technologies with the IDEA program, "Innovative Developments Everyday at ARDEC." The initiative aims at helping ARDEC remain competitive with the best innovating labs in government and industry while also providing catalysts for solving problems or gaps in warfighter capabilities.

  • The ebb and flow of technology

    Feb 15, 2011

    Located near the confluences of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, Watervliet Arsenal is one of America's longest surviving businesses from the early days of the Industrial Revolution. Built during a time when Americans crafted things by hand, from housing to silverware, the Arsenal's future was unclear until technology help to define its destiny.

  • Hot Commodity Flies High With Missions

    Feb 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Black Hawks are a hot commodity. While the Army is the UH-60 Black Hawk's number one customer, there are many other government agencies realizing the valuable utility of this airframe - the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Air Force, to name a few. And current program execution strategies guarantee that this popular utility helicopter will continue to provide the capability to enhance security, reconnaissance, search and rescue, border patrol, and other military and civilian policing activities.

  • APG commander recognizes Aberdeen student as a future science leader

    Feb 14, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Nick Justice is optimistic about America's future. Molly Karna is one reason why. Karna, a senior at the Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School, has a strong start to a career in solving the scientific challenges of tomorrow.

  • PEO C3T Launches New Public Web Site

    Feb 14, 2011

    The newly launched site's homepage welcomes visitors with bold new colors and content centered on PEO C3T's mission: to develop, field and support networked battle command solutions for the Soldiers of today and tomorrow. "The goal was to make the site cleaner and more user friendly," said Joseph Magrino, PEO C3T's Web production manager and graphics team lead. "Our audience wants information as quickly as possible and we satisfy that with simple navigation, an easy search tool and a consistent layout across each of our organization's programs."

  • Maryland National Guard unit deploys to Iraq

    Feb 14, 2011

    As the 173 Soldiers of the 1729th Field Support Maintenance Company, Maryland National Guard, prepared to board buses to take them away for year-long deployment to Iraq, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley reminded them of their legacy.

  • Creating success in STEM education

    Feb 14, 2011

    STEM education is a multi-tiered undertaking by educators, administrators, government and private industry seeking to improve students' performance in STEM subjects. It is an initiative that leaders at all levels have proclaimed as critical to secure America's standing in the world for generations to come.

  • Summit first step of concerted STEM advancement

    Feb 12, 2011

    Area leaders in education, government and industry gathered here Feb. 11 to convene the first of what is expected to be a series of summits on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

  • APG graduates second cohort of future leaders

    Feb 11, 2011

    The impressive newness of the state-of-the-art Communication-Electronics Command Mission Training Facility auditorium was an appropriate background for the Aberdeen Proving Ground Senior Leadership Cohort graduation ceremony Feb. 9.

  • TAPS comes to Redstone, showing Families military still cares

    Feb 11, 2011

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Earlier this month, Redstone Arsenal reached out to surviving military Families as the installation hosted its first Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors seminar.

  • Fort Lee facility garners energy, environmental design award

    Feb 10, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 11, 2011) -- Fort Lee has earned its first gold rating through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

  • Meeting with the Army acquisition workforce

    Feb 10, 2011

    The Honorable Frank Kendall, principal deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, met with members of the Army's contracting and acquisition workforces at Fort Belvoir, Va., February 10, to discuss the Department of Defense "Better Buying Initiatives."

  • AMC sergeant major engages students in scientific competition

    Feb 10, 2011

    Dozens of talented college students are working on the Army's toughest scientific challenges, and the Army Materiel Command's senior noncommissioned officer shared his expertise as he reviewed their research.

  • ARDEC Lean Six Sigma teams honored for process, product improvements

    Feb 10, 2011

  • Color-changing paints show potential safety benefits for Soldiers

    Feb 10, 2011

    Red. Blue. Green. These aren't just colors, but they are indicators that show potential benefits to enhance the safety of U.S. warfighters. Picatinny engineers are working on a new paint formula that will tell Soldiers if their ammunition is safe to use just by looking at the color. Referred to as Thermal Indicating Paints, this formula uses thermochromic polymers to detect temperature ranges that ammunition was exposed to during transport or storage.

  • AMC Social Media Conference provides guidance, best practices for Soldiers, civilians & families

    Feb 10, 2011

    Representatives from Picatinny Arsenal's Public Affairs Office got a taste of the Army's social media guidance and best practices at the Army Materiel Command Social Media Conference, hosted at Redstone Arsenal Feb. 2. The guest speaker at the conference was Maj. Juanita Chang, Director of the Online and Social Media Division, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs.

  • Army deploys science, technology center to Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is deploying engineers and scientists to Afghanistan to more expeditiously and efficiently solve Warfighters' technical problems.

  • DoD Combat Feeding Directorate takes part in JSORF

    Feb 10, 2011

    Scientists and engineers from the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at Natick Soldier Systems Center participated in the 2011 Joint Services Operational Rations Forum that took place in early February near Fort Lee, Va.

  • AUSA and ARCIC announce 2011 Writing Contest

    Feb 9, 2011

    The Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) is seeking to identify, discuss and influence the outcome of significante defense issues that affect the U.S. Army. To allow for more direct participation in the public debate of defense-related issues, ARCIC and AUSA are once again co-sponsoring a writing contest. The submission of quality manuscripts is encouraged. The theme is "Capabilities Needed for the Army Future Force, 2025 & Beyond". Papers must be original, unpublished and between 5,000 and 10,000 words, with a one-page synopsis and biography of the author. The deadline for submission is May 31, 2011. A cash prize of $1,000 will be paid to the winner, and all papers will be submitted to AUSA's Institute of Land Warfare for possible publication.

  • Microsoft, Army highlight Surface 2.0 at multitouch working group

    Feb 9, 2011

    Microsoft discussed its latest touch-screen technology during a quarterly working group meeting with the Army's leading multitouch researchers and developers, Jan. 25. The Multitouch Mission Command Working Group, which is hosted by CERDEC, brought together more than two dozen organizations from government, industry and academia for discussions and live demonstrations using the existing Surface 1.0 hardware. While no Surface 2.0 hardware has been released to date, CERDEC, has early access to the software and development kits thanks to its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Microsoft.

  • Military contracting specialists prepare for future deployments

    Feb 9, 2011

    More than 200 contingency contracting warfighters, coming from as far away as Japan, Alaska and Hawaii, descended onto Fort Campbell, Ky., January 24 through February 4, to participate in the 412th Contracting Support Brigade's Operation Joint Dawn, the largest joint contracting field training exercise of its type.

  • ECBC kicks off mentorship with Edgewood High

    Feb 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is targeting at-risk students at a local high school as part of a new outreach effort. Five ECBC mentors volunteered and were assigned to freshmen in the program for at-risk students.

  • RDECOM coordinates local STEM efforts

    Feb 9, 2011

    RDECOM is conducting a STEM summit Feb. 11. Invited officials from regional education, industry and government will meet in an attempt to streamline local STEM initiatives.

  • Cohort students graduate

    Feb 9, 2011

    Aberdeen Proving Ground Leadership Cohort students share their thoughts about the year-long projects they've been working on. The second Leadership Cohort graduation is today, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Mission Training Facility Auditorium, Bldg. 6008 on the Team C4ISR Campus, APG.

  • Army strengthens specialty engineering program

    Feb 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army is identifying critical engineering specialties at its research, development and engineering centers.

  • Program Executive Steps Up To Star Status

    Feb 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On Feb. 4, Col. Ole Knudson, the program executive officer for missiles and space, donned the one-star insignia of a brigadier general.

  • Preparing the next generation of leaders

    Feb 8, 2011

    Our remaining BRAC challenges at Aberdeen will continue to be rebuilding the workforce for missions that are relocating to APG, and to address the second and third order impacts to existing APG tenants caused by opportunities created by unfilled positions.

  • Surface 2.0 touch-screen tech makes military debut

    Feb 7, 2011

    The latest touch-screen technology made its military debut Jan. 25, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., as the Army's leading multitouch researchers and developers used the Surface 2.0 during a quarterly working group meeting.

  • Highbay Lab a virtual beehive of simulation

    Feb 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Aviation, Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's BHIVE Lab provides customers a means to conduct experiments in simulated environments.

  • Army researcher takes quantum leap with honor

    Feb 7, 2011

    A senior research scientist from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center has been named a 2011 Fellow of the American Physical Society for his contributions to physics.

  • APG, Harford Community College discuss tailoring education to future jobs

    Feb 4, 2011

    BEL AIR, Md. -- Partnerships with local schools are vital for Aberdeen Proving Ground to meet the challenges of the base realignment and closure, commonly known as BRAC, a senior U.S. Army official said. As APG evolves into the Army's new hub for science and engineering, Maryland and the surrounding region will need to build and retain the workforce to ensure technological support to Soldiers remains strong, said Gary Martin, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command executive deputy to the commander.

  • Registration Opens for the 6th Annual Army Management Staff College Leadership Symposium

    Feb 3, 2011

    The AMSC Leadership Symposium, as part of the Army-wide Profession of Arms Campaign, will look at what it means to be an Army Civilian professional with the goal of defining the Army Civilian profession, exploring the opportunities and challenges facing the Army Civilian Corps, and sustaining its future in a transforming Army.

  • Mapping your life: Embedded data in photos could tip off criminals

    Feb 3, 2011

    The potential dangers of geotagging and location-based social networking exists. Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification to photographs, video, web sites and instant messages.

  • CG participates in ASMDA luncheon; six employees honored

    Feb 1, 2011

    USASMDC/ARSTRAT was featured prominently at the Air, Space, and Missile Defense Association's annual luncheon Jan. 31 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. Lt. Gen. Richard P. Formica, commanding general, USASMDC/ARSTRAT, was the guest speaker, and command employees received six of the 13 awards handed out.

  • One year program masters degree from Columbia University available

    Jan 31, 2011

    Opportunities are available for Army captains and majors to strengthen their leadership and organization development through the Eisenhower Leader Development Program. By exercising the Enhanced Graduate School Program option, officers may enroll in the 12-month ACS/EGSP program which culminates in a Master of Arts from Columbia University in social-organizational psychology. The ELDP is jointly administered between the U.S. Military Academy and the Teachers College at Columbia University.

  • Enterprise Email Migration

    Jan 31, 2011

    During 2011, all Army email users will migrate to Enterprise Email service. Instead of accessing email through local email servers at each installation, they will reach through the network to access email services from centralized servers known as the Department of Defense (DoD) cloud. The migration of email services to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is part of a larger DoD effort to consolidate information technology services, improve capabilities, and reduce overall costs.

  • Army Enterprise e-mail migration to begin in February

    Jan 28, 2011

    Although the road toward Enterprise e-mail may seem complicated, there is a clear map, leaders know where the effort is headed, and the economy sized e-mail box Soldiers have now is about to become a luxury sedan, about 40 times bigger.

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