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  • Army researchers measure quality of life

    May 5, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Consumer Research Team have devised a way to measure and model warfighter quality of life in base camps serving fewer than 1,000 personnel.

  • Odierno briefed on AMC's global reach, way ahead

    May 5, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the U.S. Army Materiel Command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., May 2, 2014, to receive an "AMC Futures" briefing.

  • DARPA's Warrior Web project may provide super-human enhancements

    May 5, 2014

    Dismounted Soldiers carrying full battle gear are pushed to their physical limits. Soldiers often heft 100 pounds or more of essentials. How the Soldier of the future maintains a decisive edge may lie in innovations developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA.

  • Students work with Natick researchers to create prototype female-friendly rucksack hip belt

    May 2, 2014

    An all-female team of four students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute recently developed a design to make the Army-issued rucksack hip belt more comfortable for female Soldiers.

  • Retiring director sees ARDEC well positioned for the future

    May 2, 2014

    As Dr. Gerardo J. Melendez approaches the end of his tenure as the head of Picatinny Arsenal's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC, he reflects on the challenges that he faced and the strengths of Picatinny's workforce.

  • Army researchers envision the future

    May 1, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 1, 2014) -- For Army scientists and engineers shaping the technology of the future, the Army of 2025 and beyond is quickly approaching.

  • U.S. Army, Picatinny Arsenal hosts New Jersey Research & Development Council

    May 1, 2014

    Members of the Research and Development Council of New Jersey recently toured Picatinny Arsenal and witness some of the latest in weapons and munitions technology.

  • Natick researchers develop combat cooler

    Apr 30, 2014

    Army researchers answered the call for insulated bottled water containers for Soldiers in the field. The result may be a life-saving product to protect Soldiers in vehicles during combat missions when water bottles could become dangerous projectiles during explosions.

  • A Plan to Make--and Break

    Apr 28, 2014

    Taking the long view of Army modernization means constantly staying ahead of technology. This commentary was originally published in the April - June 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • RDECOM recognizes 2014 NCO of the Year

    Apr 24, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 24, 2014) -- Staff Sgt. David Carter earned top honors following a week of rigorous competition among four noncommissioned officers. Carter captured the award April 24 as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's NCO of the Year.

  • RDECOM facilitates technology discussions at Alaskan exercise

    Apr 22, 2014

    U.S. Army science advisors partnered with military, federal and state agencies to discuss their technology needs during an emergency response exercise, from March 27 to April 2, 2014.

  • The 30 Year Plan: Planting the seeds for the U.S. Army's future and trying to predict the future are

    Apr 22, 2014

    The theme of newest edition of Army AL&T magazine looks 30 years in the future to develop a plan--albeit one that will have to be broken, changed and modified to meet the operational needs of the future--in the April-June issue available online now.

  • Fifth generation Army tank cartridge reports loudly for duty

    Apr 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army fired the first of a new fifth-generation tank cartridge, the M829E4, from an Abrams tank at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., March 18, 2014, as part of a series of critical trials preceding the cartridge's entry into the Army's inventory.

  • Four RDECOM NCOs compete for 2014 honors

    Apr 21, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 21, 2014) -- Four Soldiers are testing their physical fitness, endurance, technical aptitude and reasoning skills April 21 to 24 as they vie for Noncommissioned Officer of the Year honors in the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Army scientist keeps Soldier weapons on target

    Apr 18, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 18, 2014) -- Dr. Gabriella Larkin has worked for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory for more than five years as a research psychologist. She began her career in the Translational Neuroscience Branch of ARL's Human Research and Engineering Directorate at Aberdeen Proving Ground and transferred to the weapons branch a year later.

  • RDECOM launches communities of practice to synchronize efforts

    Apr 18, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 18, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has launched eight communities of practice, known as CoPs, to coordinate efforts in areas that reach across its seven centers and laboratories.

  • Congressmen, Army break ground at future R&D hangar site

    Apr 17, 2014

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (April 17, 2014) -- Congressmen, U.S. Army senior executive service members and other military officials gathered at the Joint Base's Lakehurst section for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of a future Army research and development aircraft hangar April 11.

  • Army researchers embrace collaborative communication tools

    Apr 16, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (April 16, 2014) -- The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center joined other U.S. Army organizations by implementing Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 as their collaborative communications platform after rolling it out to the entire workforce last month.

  • Spring Technology Expo set for April 23

    Apr 16, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - See the latest in technology at the Spring Technology Expo from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center, Bldg. 3326, hosted by the Edgewood Chemical Biological Command/Corporate Information Office.

  • Science advisor engages technology challenges at Central Accord 14

    Apr 15, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army is building relationships with its African partners while gaining valuable training experience on the continent, officials said following Central Accord 14 in Cameroon.

  • Army research director briefs initiative for software defined RF

    Apr 14, 2014

    The Communications-Electronics Center of the Research, Development and Engineering Command is pursuing the integration of communications, electronic warfare, and position, navigation and timing capabilities into common modular hardware, the center's Space and Terrestrial Communications director told guests at the AFCEA Aberdeen-Maryland Chapter luncheon here, April 9.

  • Visiting Army scientist makes discoveries in emerging technology

    Apr 11, 2014

    ADELPHI, Md. (April 9, 2014) -- Dr. Joshua Smith has simulated the performance of a novel vacuum thermionic engine based on currently available materials in a paper entitled, "Increasing the Efficiency of a Thermionic Engine using a Negative Electron Affinity Collector," which was recently published in the Journal of Applied Physics.

  • New NSRDEC acting director 'hit the ground running'

    Apr 9, 2014

    In just her second full week as acting director of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Dr. Laurel Allender was already hopping a work-related flight.

  • Improved coating for howitzer spindles to save money, reduce environmental impact

    Apr 4, 2014

    U.S. Army engineers' efforts to implement an improved coating for howitzer breech spindles will provide several benefits -- easing the logistical burden on Soldiers, reducing hazardous waste and saving millions of dollars.

  • Researchers display advanced robotic armament

    Apr 4, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (April 4, 2014) -- Col. Gregory Dewitt, director of the U.S. Army Capabilities, Development and Integration Directorate, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, looks at the .50 caliber Advanced Remote Robotic Armament System prototype during his tour of Picatinny Arsenal on April 2.

  • AMC and ASA (ALT) senior leadership tours RIA-JMTC

    Apr 1, 2014

    On Tuesday, Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy commanding general, Army Materiel Command (AMC) and Mr. Gabe Camarillo, principal deputy assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA ALT) along with other leadership from AMC headquarters, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), and The Army National Guard Bureau toured the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC). During the three hour tour and briefing, leaders discussed how to ensure RIA-JMTC remains relevant and ready to support the joint warfighter in an environment of decreasing budgets and workload. As the defense budget decreases from a drawdown of two conflicts, the Army�'s only vertically integrated metal manufacturer is looking for ways to ensure that the artisan skill sets remain ready to support the nation.

  • Natick's 'model' employee

    Mar 31, 2014

    When Steve Smith was growing up in Wayland, Mass., he would go to a movie like "Star Wars," rush home, and try to replicate the technology he had seen using parts from models that he had already built.

  • Handheld inspection tool will increase food safety for Soldiers

    Mar 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is working to develop a small, sensitive, hand-held device that will both capture and detect dangerous pathogens that can cause food-related illness.

  • Army civilians who deploy feel a sense of accomplishment, helpfulness

    Mar 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 27, 2014) -- Kenny Light, a human factors engineer in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., began working for ARL in August 2010. Since then, he has always wanted to deploy and support the Warfighter.

  • ARDEC researches advances in fire control technology

    Mar 27, 2014

    Advances in fire control technology are progressing toward making it possible for the shooter to not only determine the exact range on target, but also track and hit the target up to the weapon's maximum effective range.

  • Sacrifices during deployment bring rewarding experiences

    Mar 26, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 26, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate employs staff throughout the United States. David Hullinger, a human factors engineer with the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command field element, in Warren, Mich., is one of those employees.

  • Army manufacturer seeks to raise its quality, confidence of infantrymen

    Mar 25, 2014

    Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., recently announced that it was bringing on line more than $26 million of new or enhanced manufacturing capability this fiscal year. Part of this enhanced capability involves improving the arsenal's quality control.

  • RDECOM Salutes STEM Hero: Dr. Sandra Young

    Mar 25, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is recognizing employees who go above and beyond in support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For its first honoree, RDECOM salutes Dr. Sandra Young.

  • Unmanned vehicle demonstration showcases leap-ahead technology

    Mar 21, 2014

    Working closely with Lockheed Martin and a conglomeration of Army technology, acquisition and user community stakeholders, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center successfully demonstrated an unmanned military convoy, Jan. 14, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Picatinny aims for green with new type of primary explosive

    Mar 21, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (March 21, 2014) -- One day, during a tough, live-fire training, an infantryman fires his mortar and the round is on target--an event which announces itself with flame and thunder.

  • Maryland Army National Guard helps Army researchers

    Mar 21, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 21, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory recognized the Maryland Army National Guard Feb. 26 for their support of its greening course.

  • From '1984' to 2025: Army, industry focus on next-generation network

    Mar 20, 2014

    From touchscreens and mission apps for Soldiers to wireless networking for command posts, Army senior leaders today outlined their vision for a powerful, yet simple to operate tactical network designed to support both a more expeditionary force and a generation of Soldiers who are digital natives.

  • Turning base camp waste into energy

    Mar 19, 2014

    One 150-person base camp in Afghanistan can produce as much as 1,000 pounds of solid waste a day. The Expeditionary Basing and Collective Protection Directorate of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center would like to turn a negative into a positive, and solve another problem simultaneously, by converting that waste into energy that could help power U.S. base camps overseas.

  • Benét Labs' mortar redesign to help infantrymen become more lethal, safer

    Mar 19, 2014

    No sooner than a new mortar system is fielded, Infantrymen demand that it be made better in regards to extended range, increased lethality or capability, and reduced weight. This triggers the entire Army research community, from those who improve the lethality of ammunition to those who design the delivery system, to work on parallel and converging fields of science to achieve a common goal.

  • A PEO Soldier top Soldier shares combat perspectives with Picatinny personnel

    Mar 19, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Maddi's first encounter with combat was Operation Just Cause in Panama, back in a time when "night vision" was generally the product of a flare fired into the sky. Having experienced combat in every decade since the 80s, Maddi has seen wholesale revolutions in the equipment and technology supporting the Warfighter.

  • Army celebrates 2 million hours of unmanned aircraft flight

    Mar 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Program Executive Office for Aviation with its Project Office for Unmanned Aircraft Systems celebrated a major milestone of surpassing two million hours of flight with the Army�'s fleet of unmanned aircraft systems during a ceremony March 18.

  • NSRDEC chemical engineers attach a human face to career choices

    Mar 18, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (March 18, 2014) -- Dr. Natalie Pomerantz and Laurel Doherty are helping Worcester Polytechnic Institute freshmen envision careers in the science, technology engineering and math, or STEM, fields.

  • Army researchers use powerful software to analyze blast effects

    Mar 18, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 18, 2014) -- The Ballistic Research Laboratory Computer-Aided Design system is an integral part of empowering, unburdening and protecting Soldiers for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at APG.

  • Army at 'tipping point' of unmanned aircraft system capabilities

    Mar 18, 2014

    "We're on the tipping point of unmanned aerial systems' ability to deliver capability to the Soldier," said Col. Thomas von Eschenbach.

  • CERDEC Military Deputy Retires After 29 Years of Service

    Mar 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center Military Deputy Colonel Ronald Jacobs Jr. retired from 29 years of Army service at a ceremony held here March 14.

  • Army studies using technology to improve logistics

    Mar 14, 2014

    A National Research Council committee studying ways to reduce the size of the Army's logistical demands met with Research, Development and Engineering Command experts recently to look at technologies that may help the Army reach that goal.

  • McMorrow labs commemorates 50 years with ceremony

    Mar 13, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (March 12,2013) -- Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Command commemorated 50 years since the dedication of its facility, McMorrow Laboratories, here March 12.

  • Army's longest serving senior research scientist retires

    Mar 12, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 12, 2014) -- After 32 years of civil service, James J. Valdes, Ph.D., stepped down in January from his role as the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Scientific Advisor for Biotechnology, a position that he has held since 1990, making him the longest serving ST in the Army.

  • JUPITR program takes shape on Korean Peninsula

    Mar 12, 2014

    The Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition advanced technology demonstration is underway and already making a difference to the Korean Peninsula.

  • Fifty Years Of Taking Technology To Troops

    Mar 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Happy 50th anniversary, AMRDEC. On March 12, 1964, the Francis J. McMorrow Missile Laboratories was dedicated in memory of the first commander of the Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal. Today, the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, which consists of McMorrow Labs and many other research and test facilities throughout Redstone Arsenal and the world, will recognize its 50th anniversary with a ceremony for its employees and longtime supporters.

  • Imaginative invention inspires young and old at Maker Faire

    Mar 12, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Not all inventions that come from Picatinny Arsenal personnel win awards for their military utility and the Orbital Rendersphere is a prime example. Instead, at the most recent Maker Faire in New York, the Orbital Rendersphere is the winner of multiple awards for its creativity and ingenuity.

  • 'Armed with Science' pilot episode features defense breakthroughs

    Mar 10, 2014

    The Pentagon Channel's pilot episode of Armed with Science is airing at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. (EST), March 10, 2014, and will delve into Army Research Laboratory and Naval Research Laboratory science that shapes the future of defense.

  • Army researcher goes to Maryland's State House to exhibit research

    Mar 10, 2014

    ANNAPOLIS, Md (March 10, 2014) -- Samantha Wallace from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate presented her dissertation research to students, faculty, staff and alumni from Morgan State University at the University's 4th annual "Innovation Day" celebration that was held at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis, Md., Feb. 20.

  • MORE is better when it comes to food rations

    Mar 10, 2014

    Warfighters in extreme, demanding operational environments need additional sustenance to complete their missions successfully -- they simply need MORE.

  • Picatinny scaling up in-house chemicals production to shun higher costs

    Mar 7, 2014

    Picatinny scientists and engineers have established a pilot production facility to create the Army's only in-house process for scaling up chemical compounds, a move that could save money by not having to rely on costlier compounds from outside suppliers.

  • DoD Manufacturing Institutes highlight AMC partnerships with academia, industry

    Mar 5, 2014

    When President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Feb. 25 about the next two Department of Defense-led manufacturing institutes, Army Materiel Command leaders were there. Gen. Dennis L. Via, AMC Commander, as well as RDECOM Director Dale Ormond, and AMC Chief Technology Officer Dr. Grace Bochenek, were among the Department of Defense and industry invitees. Also included were Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, and Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren.

  • Army scientists inspire young students

    Feb 26, 2014

    BEL AIR, Md. -- A team of Army scientists and engineers descended on Southampton Middle School Feb. 20 with a mission to ensure future Soldiers have the best technology available.

  • Army researchers focus on partnerships

    Feb 25, 2014

    Army researchers, scientists and engineers are collaborating and sharing to leverage limited resources and discover leap-ahead technologies.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Ty Carter waging war on PTSD

    Feb 24, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (Feb. 24, 2014) -- Staff Sgt. Ty Carter has two words for Soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, "Get help." The Medal of Honor recipient brought this message to the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center Feb. 19.

  • Cone shares Army focus for Force 2025

    Feb 24, 2014

    The commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command mapped out the Army's path forward for attendees of the Association of the United States Army's 2014 Winter Symposium in Huntsville, Ala., as he spoke on Force 2025, Feb. 20, 2014.

  • Army scientists improve calibration standards

    Feb 19, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Feb. 19, 2014) -- Materials deposited on manmade or natural surfaces are more frequently being utilized as calibration standards for chemical and biological (chem-bio) detecting systems. To determine threshold sensitivity of systems which detect chemical, biological, and explosives materials, precise accurate quantities must be deposited without any additional interference.

  • Husband, wife Army scientists receive Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    Feb 19, 2014

    Two U.S. Army computer scientists were recognized for their individual contributions to the scientific community at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference, Feb. 8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • AUSA Winter kicks off in Huntsville

    Feb 19, 2014

  • Army seeks science, technology advances through partnerships

    Feb 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command depends on partnerships to develop world-class technology and engineering solutions. Our mission is only achievable if we continue to reach out and build partnerships across all of our core competencies.

  • Interview with Army acquisition leader Heidi Shyu

    Feb 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 19, 2014) -- Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Heidi Shyu serves as the Army acquisition executive, the senior procurement executive, science advisor to the Secretary of the Army.

  • Technology demonstrations highlight synergy

    Feb 19, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Feb. 19, 2014) -- Over the past 10 years, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has been striving to strengthen partnerships and collaborations to develop cutting edge technology for Soldiers.

  • AMC leader's visit to research lab gives insight into leap-ahead technologies

    Feb 10, 2014

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, visited the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Feb. 7, 2014, to gain a deeper understanding of the research that is being conducted at the lab in support of Soldiers today, and those who will don the nation's uniform well into the future.

  • Free falling: Natick helps military paratroopers

    Feb 3, 2014

    Product Manager Soldier Clothing and Individual Equipment, working with the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, is tackling the capability gaps in oxygen supply, navigation and extreme temperatures associated with high-altitude parachutist missions.

  • U.S. Army, Australian leaders talk research, development cooperation

    Jan 30, 2014

    Australia's chief defense scientist met with U.S. Army leaders Jan. 27, 2014, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to explore opportunities for research and development partnerships.

  • AMC commander: Natick 'critical' to Army, nation

    Jan 30, 2014

    The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., to learn more about what is done on the installation to support America's warfighters.

  • U.S., Canada partner to upgrade Canadian howitzer

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Canadian Army has enlisted the help of Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., engineers to evaluate the life-span of their World War II-era C3 Howitzer.

  • Army researchers inspire commercial rifle fire control systems

    Jan 28, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory go about their business every day working on projects to help better serve the military and its members who protect our country. Sometimes the research inspires commercial companies to do additional research and expand on certain aspects to develop products of their own.

  • Meet and greet highlights interesting Soldiers at Natick

    Jan 28, 2014

    For the first time ever, the personnel working at the Natick Soldier Systems Center were able to put faces to those busy testing new systems behind the scenes … the Soldiers.

  • Army program secures critical component for artillery, mortar ammunition

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army is nearing completion on a project to eliminate its dependency on foreign countries for a critical energetic component in artillery and mortar ammunition, officials said.

  • Science for the Environment at Army Base Camp Integration Lab

    Jan 17, 2014

    FORT DEVENS, MA--Have you ever wondered how much electricity or water you use in a day? Scientists and researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center have, and are working to measure those resource uses to find ways to make base camps more energy efficient.

  • 'Maj. Clo' feels the heat at Natick

    Jan 16, 2014

    If he's a bit of a hot head these days, you'll have to excuse him. "Maj. Clo" is just doing his job. Lately, he's literally been feeling the heat at work, because Maj. Clo is the thermal test manikin at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

  • Military training equals skills in STEM Ed

    Jan 16, 2014

    Today about 3 million positions are vacant because companies can't find workers with basic technical skills in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. That's why 93 students from the Grafenwoehr Elementary school in Germany, took a field trip on Jan. 14 to the Joint Multinational Training Command.

  • …Army organizations partner during NIE; helping Soldiers with system complexity and 'information ove

    Jan 16, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate has provided manpower and personnel integration (MANPRINT) analytical support to the Network Integration Evaluation since its inception in May 2011. The NIE is a series of semi-annual, Soldier-led evaluations designed to further integrate, mature and rapidly progress the Army's tactical network. During the evaluations, three Army organizations --the Brigade Modernization Command , the Army Test and Evaluation Command and the System of Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate -- integrate networked and non-networked capabilities with a full brigade combat team to assess capabilities in an operational environment and to determine their implications across DOD's doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel and facilities, or DOTMLPF.

  • Polcawich selected to receive 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

    Jan 15, 2014

    Dr. Ronald Polcawich, team lead for Piezoelectric-Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (PiezoMEMS) Technology in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate, was recently selected to receive the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

  • RDECOM deputy director visits ARL

    Jan 14, 2014

    Jyuji Hewitt, deputy director for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, recently visited a number of directorates within the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to help familiarize him with the research being conducted there, which are all part of RDECOM.

  • Picatinny project engineer prepares for overseas mission

    Jan 14, 2014

    The New Year may serve as an impetus for change among many employees at Picatinny Arsenal. For one Picatinny engineer, that change starts in France. For 11 years, Sandra Gomez has been a project engineer at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. But this month Gomez's career will take a new trajectory as she begins a three to five year position as the technical director for the RDECOM International Technology Center in France.

  • Army AL&T magazine focuses on the Army industrial base

    Jan 14, 2014

    MoBs, FaCs, STEM and FMS--these are just a few of the ways that the U.S. Army, along with DOD and others, is working to preserve the knowledge, skills and capabilities that make up its industrial base. You can read about them all in the new edition of Army AL&T magazine, available online now.

  • New ULTRA facility opens on C4ISR campus

    Jan 13, 2014

    Three Army organizations have united to form the new Unified Lab for Tactical Radios - Army (ULTRA), combining research, development, sustainment and acquisition efforts for the Army's radio portfolio in a single location. The new facility combines personnel and resources from the Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) and Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) in order to provide economies of scale and better coordination of radio technologies throughout their lifecycle.

  • CROWS second screen boosts situational awareness for vehicle crews

    Jan 10, 2014

    Army engineers developed a cabling system to route the video signal from the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station gunner's fire control unit in the back of a tactical vehicle to the Driver's Vision Enhancer screen situated in the front of a vehicle.

  • Army power, energy research moves forward

    Jan 2, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Jan. 2, 2014) -- Army researchers and scientists are advancing power and energy for the future.

  • Engineers answer student questions, clear up misconceptions about engineering, STEM

    Dec 20, 2013

    Army scientists gave advanced math and science high school students math first-hand insight into engineering as a career path at a panel discussion in Bel Air, MD Dec. 18.

  • ECBC, Harvard collaborate on organ-on-a-chip research

    Dec 20, 2013

    U.S. Army and Harvard University researchers are partnering to advance organ-on-a-chip research with the goal of aiding Soldiers and the nation.

  • Gaian Database technology seeks to optimize data identification and processing

    Dec 19, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Dec. 19, 2013) -- Data volumes are in a stage of continuous growth, particularly in the areas of science, industry, and the military. Thus, the issue of authenticated federated sharing and the breadth and depth of information available, as well as the capacity to process it in a timely manner, are ongoing challenges as it pertains to information management.

  • Mait named chief scientist of Army Research Laboratory

    Dec 18, 2013

    Dr. Joseph Mait, U.S. Army Research Laboratory Fellow, was recently selected as chief scientist of ARL. As chief scientist, Mait's goal is to assist the ARL Director fulfill his vision for the lab.

  • Army researchers earn top honors for mission-critical food inspection efforts

    Dec 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Dec. 19, 2013) -- A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center received the United States Department of Agriculture Secretary's Honor Award at the 65th Annual Secretary Honor Awards Ceremony. The team was recognized for partnering with the USDA to conduct critical chemical threat agent research to ensure that the nation's food supply is safe and reliable.

  • War College professor talks Millennials, future of Army leadership

    Dec 6, 2013

    An Army research professor lectured engineers on the link between generational differences and the Army's readiness to develop leaders in accordance with the Army core doctrine of Mission Command Dec. 3 at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • RDECOM discusses contracting opportunities at 2013 APBI

    Dec 5, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Dec. 5, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command presented upcoming contracts Dec. 4 during APG's second annual Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry conference. Mary Miller, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, discussed the current state and the future of Army science and technology during her keynote speech at the APG Post Theater. She emphasized that the research and development community will serve a key role in shaping the Army's future after 12 years of war.

  • Natick welcomes new senior commander

    Dec 5, 2013

    Brig. Gen. William E. Cole assumed command of the Natick Soldier Systems Center in a Dec. 5 ceremony at NSSC's Hunter Auditorium.

  • ECBC employees nationally recognized for expertise, committment

    Dec 4, 2013

    U.S. Army researchers earn awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium and Penn State University

  • Building the Human Body, One Cell at a Time

    Dec 4, 2013

    Reginald Gray, Ph.D., discusses how he applies his medical background to the human-on-a-chip project at ECBC.

  • Armor plates' ballistics protection scrutinized for Soldier safety

    Dec 4, 2013

    A team of U.S. Army engineers is enhancing Soldier safety in ground vehicles by scrutinizing and validating improved alloys for armor-plate applications.

  • ECBC Develops the U.S. Army's First Bispectral Obscurants Grenade

    Dec 4, 2013

    Enhanced fill provides new levels of protection to significantly increase a soldier's survivability to counter emerging high-technology threats.

  • ECBC Partners with JPM-Elimination for Personnel Decontamination Training

    Dec 4, 2013

    ECBC's unique partnership with JPM-Elimination upgraded the mandatory training course for personnel decontamination, and now incorporates hands-on exercises and classroom instruction trailored for scenario-based learning.

  • ECBC Field Operations and Laboratory Analysis Support OPCW Mission

    Dec 4, 2013

    The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winner serves as the standard for chemical demilitarization efforts. ECBC has long-supported the OPCW's mission through its expertise in field operations, state-of-the-art facilities and laboratory analysis capabilities.

  • ECBC Wins 2013 George Linsteadt Award for Execellence in Technology Transfer

    Dec 4, 2013

    DoD award recognizes signficant contributions to federal, state and private partnerships, which has enabled ECBC to successfully commercialized and fielded numerous technologies.