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  • GCS AoAs Tackle Army's Big Problems

    Nov 7, 2012

    For more than a year, U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL's) Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate's (SLAD) Janet Short led her team through ambitious project timelines to complete the Army's Program Executive Officer Ground Combat Systems (PEO GCS) analyses of alternatives (AoAs). Short, SLAD program leader for the GCS AoAs, and her team cleared a final milestone this summer, completing the first review of the Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (AMPV) AoAs draft report in June. The report was written by the study's-lead, Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), with support from other Army analytical organizations like SLAD. AMPV is the Army's second-highest-priority program.

  • SMART program paves the way for recent ARL hire

    Nov 6, 2012

    After completing two eight-week internship's through the Department of Defense's Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship for service program, Chris Garneau, who is a recent graduate of Penn State University, began working full time at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) in the summer of 2012.

  • ARL supports Career Day at Aberdeen area school

    Nov 6, 2012

    Employees of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) participated in a Career Day event held for students at St. Joan of Arc School in Aberdeen, Md., on Oct. 3. Students had the opportunity to see and hear about more than 20 career opportunities to include seeing an up-armored Humvee and trying on armor vests.

  • ARL engineers honored with Achievement Medal for Civilian Service

    Nov 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory engineers David Lynch and Tanya Lynch both from the Survivability, Lethality and Analysis Directorate (SLAD) and Dr. Bryan Cheeseman and David Hackbarth from the Weapons, Material and Research Directorate (WMRD), were honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions as members of the Namer Capability Assessment Program Team.

  • Female body armor named among best inventions by Time Magazine

    Nov 6, 2012

    An innovation that will leave female Soldiers safer and more comfortable on the battlefield was named one of Time Magazine's "Best Inventions of the Year 2012."

  • NSRDEC representatives tour Natick High School for "Future Ready" initiative

    Nov 5, 2012

    Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center representatives were among business and community leaders hosted Oct. 25, 2012, by Natick High School, which kicked off its "Future Ready" program.

  • Army scientists earn patent for advanced neural chip

    Nov 5, 2012

    Two Army scientists and a university professor earned a patent for the forerunner of a powerful quantum neural dynamics computer chip. The device uses nonstandard mathematics to accomplish analog problem solving at high speed.

  • RDECOM NCOPD kicks off at Redstone Arsenal

    Nov 5, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Fifty-two Soldiers convened Nov. 5 in northern Alabama for a week of professional development and the opportunity to learn about the nation's leading Army installation for aviation and missile research, development and testing. The noncommissioned officers of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command will complete a physical fitness test and receive briefings, training, and facility and capability tours. They will conclude this session of NCO Professional Development with a tour of Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tenn., a Civil War historic site.

  • RDECOM, NSRDEC representatives attend STEM summit

    Nov 1, 2012

    Representatives from Research, Development and Engineering Command and the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center were among more than 1,000 people who attended the ninth annual Massachusetts STEM Summit, held Oct. 11, 2012, at Gillette Stadium.

  • Fort Leonard Wood hosts science, technology forum

    Nov 1, 2012

    Fort Leonard Wood and the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence hosted a Science, Technology and Requirements forum to bring individuals from the private sector, universities and the Army together to share ideas, emerging technologies and new or ongoing requirements.

  • Natick engineer looks at football technology to improve helmets

    Nov 1, 2012

    A Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center engineer is looking at football helmet technology that could one day also help protect Soldiers.

  • Scientist protects nation against chemical warfare agents

    Oct 26, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A recent college graduate moved from Texas to Maryland so he could work with the best scientists in the field of chemical defense. Brandon Bruey, a chemist with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, said his position allows him the best opportunity to use classroom principles for real-world applications. For web article, click here: http://go.usa.gov/rG6B

  • AMRDEC worker injured in explosives accident

    Oct 26, 2012

    A contractor employee was injured Oct. 16 while handling explosives in a laboratory at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.

  • Natick employees participate in 'greening' event

    Oct 25, 2012

    About 40 Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering employees experienced what it is like to be a Soldier when they participated in a "greening" event, Oct. 11, 2012.

  • iRobot mission rolls to Tobyhanna Army Depot

    Oct 25, 2012

    Tobyhanna Army Depot's new robotics mission helps warfighters remotely search for improvised explosive devices using either a laptop computer or backpack control system.

  • ECBC gives children, Soldiers a step in the right direction

    Oct 24, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- With the help of additive manufacturing, disabled children and Soldiers will soon be walking in customized orthotics that cost less than one-third of the price and manufacturing time of standard braces.

  • Army team destroys old chemical munitions

    Oct 22, 2012

    DOVER, Del. -- On the outskirts of a busy runway at Dover Air Force Base, a quiet, nondescript mobile operating center is nestled into an open field, not at all disturbed by the whirring engines overhead. The only indicator of life inside the fenced-in camp is a row of cars parked outside the gates and concrete barricades. Then there it is -- a flash of brightness.

  • Army engineers receive HENAAC awards

    Oct 18, 2012

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Engineers with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command received awards Oct. 11 at the 24th annual Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards Conference.

  • Army engineers develop chargers for phones, laptops in combat

    Oct 18, 2012

    A team of U.S. Army engineers are developing new battery chargers for smartphones, tablet computers and laptops for deployed Soldiers without access to a traditional electrical grid. They have engineered and built prototypes for 8-port, 4-port, and 2-port USB chargers, as well as an AC/USB adaptor -- all of which use a military standard battery such as the BB-2590 as the main power source.

  • Secretary of Defense tours RDECOM contributions to energy security

    Oct 9, 2012

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta learned about the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's contributions to national energy security during a tour of exhibits at the Pentagon, Oct. 4, 2012.

  • Army chemist provides expertise on unknown samples

    Oct 5, 2012

    Jennifer Exelby, a chemist, leads 10 chemical-agent handlers for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.

  • Communication exercises in full swing as Army preps for its next large-scale network test

    Oct 3, 2012

    In preparation for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, the System of Systems Integration Directorate, with support from the Army Test and Evaluation Command, the Brigade Modernization Command and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, kicked off a four-week-long network validation exercise, last month.

  • Army successfully demonstrates tactical operations smart grid

    Oct 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army demonstrated a proof of concept for a smart grid that could support tactical operations, this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • Army Signal chief visits CERDEC for a look ahead

    Oct 3, 2012

    Army leaders from its research and development, and requirements communities met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Sept. 25, 2012, to strengthen existing ties and discuss opportunities to leverage one another for future support.

  • Army researchers use cutting edge 3D printers

    Oct 3, 2012

    Three-dimensional objects are created with computer-aided design programs at a lab managed by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Army, Chilean officials discuss research, development cooperation

    Sep 27, 2012

    Three Chilean Army officers visited the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Sept. 24-26, 2012, to learn about its science and technology capabilities for potential collaboration between the countries.

  • Protection from biological agents is Army scientist's mission

    Sep 24, 2012

    Biological agents remain a persistent threat to America and its Soldiers. U.S. Army scientists are researching new technologies to counter bioweapons in order to keep the nation safe.

  • American fashion trends set by Natick?

    Sep 20, 2012

    When it comes to fashion, America looks to, well, the Natick Soldier Systems Center, as it turns out.

  • Army announces greatest inventions of 2011

    Sep 19, 2012

    U.S. Army officials announced the winners of its 2011 greatest inventions competition, Sept. 19, 2012.

  • Army delivers fuel-efficient generators, 'right-size' power to Afghanistan

    Sep 19, 2012

    As the U.S. Army changes its energy culture through policy and new technologies, it is already fielding its next generation of streamlined operational energy systems to Afghanistan.

  • 'Where's the beef?' -- DoD finds answers in osmotic dehydration process

    Sep 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate is now partnering with a commercial vendor in Cayce, S.C., to develop a meat product that uses an innovative dehydrating process.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders discuss vision for STEM education outreach

    Sep 17, 2012

    Because of Aberdeen Proving Ground's new role as the Army's hub for science and technology, officials say the installation has the opportunity to become a national leader in science, technology, engineering and math education outreach.

  • Army exchange program enhances engineer's career

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Army's Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program selects top-performing, mid-career level engineers and scientists from across the Army for assignment to an allied military establishment. Assignments complement a participant's background and offer tangible benefits to both the Army and the overseas host.

  • Scientist begins Army career, protects nation against chemical warfare agents

    Sep 12, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A recent college graduate moved from Texas to Maryland so he could work with the best scientists in the field of chemical defense. Brandon Bruey, a chemist with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, said his position allows him the best opportunity to use classroom principles for real-world applications.

  • FORSCOM Command Sgt. Maj. explores the science supporting the Soldier

    Sep 12, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Darrin Bohn of the U.S. Army Forces Command has spent more than 30 years on active duty, including tours in Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. But it wasn't until he toured the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command that he understood how scientists and engineers support the Soldier.

  • Maryland State Police test gas masks at U.S. Army facility

    Sep 11, 2012

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center provided the Maryland State Police with a test of their Millennium gas masks Aug. 30.

  • Army scientist recalls six decades of inquiry, breakthroughs

    Sep 11, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After more than 60 years as a researcher, educator and mentor, Harry Salem remains committed to advancing the field of science in the U.S. Army. Salem's talents and expertise led to an already distinguished career spanning three decades in pharmacology and toxicology -- including the development of the cold and cough remedies NyQuil and Contac as well as the extended-wear soft contact lens Permalens -- all before joining the Army as a civilian scientist in 1984.

  • Army scientists demonstrate rapid detection of nerve agents

    Sep 5, 2012

    Scientists at U.S. Army Research Laboratory use photoacoustics for a low-cost, easy-to-use method to quickly and accurately detect one of about 12 common, deadly gasses at trace levels. This fundamental proof of concept reported on leads to better nerve agent protection.

  • McGuiness says goodbye to Natick

    Sep 5, 2012

    Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness left an indelible mark on Natick Soldier Systems Center in his 16 months as its senior commander, which come to an end with his Sept. 14 change-of-responsibility ceremony.

  • For Soldiers of all sizes, engineer ensures the right mask

    Sep 5, 2012

    An ill-fitting chemical-biological protective mask could expose Soldiers to potentially lethal hazards during combat.

  • Chemist helps bolster Army's detection of emerging threats

    Aug 23, 2012

    U.S. Army scientists are researching improved technology to detect chemical hazards to ensure the safety of Soldiers against emerging threats. Rod Fry, a chemist with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, is helping to lead the effort for RDECOM's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.

  • DOD organizations launch inaugural Joint Science and Technology Institute

    Aug 22, 2012

    The Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Joint Science and Technology Office partnered with the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, the U.S. Army Public Health Command, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory to launch its inaugural Joint Science and Technology Institute, from July 28 to Aug. 10, 2012.

  • Army's tank, automotive center gets new leader

    Aug 22, 2012

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- The researchers and engineers responsible for developing the next generation of Army vehicles got a new leader Aug. 13.

  • Multiscale modeling research seeks atom-to-application understanding of materials

    Aug 15, 2012

    Army researchers want to enhance Soldiers' battlefield effectiveness without placing an extra load on their backs.

  • ARL Hosts Visit for Meyerhoff Scholars Program Students

    Aug 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground hosted a visit on June 21 for 30 Meyerhoff Scholars Program freshmen from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

  • Army scientist reflects on 43 years of service

    Aug 15, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After more than four decades of scientific inquiry and leadership with the U.S. Army, Jim Baker considers his colleagues to be a second family. "Working at [Edgewood Chemical Biological Center] has been a wonderful experience for me," he says. "I'd like to leave here and [have] people say, 'I knew Jim Baker, and he was a really nice guy. I really enjoyed working with him. He seemed like a fair and honest individual.' It's a great place to work."

  • Army engineer strengthens international ties in CBRN defense

    Aug 13, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A U.S. Army engineer is bringing the expertise of America's military scientific community to ensure America's allies are safe from chemical and biological agents. Jorge Christian, with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, uses his 27 years of experience in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear protection to provide the best equipment for American Soldiers as well as international partners.

  • Army engineer finds BEST way to support students in robotics competition

    Aug 7, 2012

    PVC pipe, screws, an irrigation valve cover, an aluminum paint grid and a bicycle inner tube. What do they have in common? They're all part of a kit to build a robot according to Lucas Hunter, a mechanical engineer with the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • R.A.T.S. research may teach rodents to detect explosives

    Jul 30, 2012

    The Rugged Automated Training System research sponsored by scientists with the U. S. Army Research Laboratory, in collaboration with engineers at West Point and the Counter Explosives Hazards Center, explores whether small rodents could be used to detect improvised explosives and mines.

  • RDECOM senior NCO discusses command's renewed focus

    Jul 30, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert Beharie, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's senior noncommissioned officer, gave an interview to RDECOM public affairs July 19.

  • NSRDEC supports Land and Sea Robotics Camp

    Jul 24, 2012

    Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center hosted a Land and Sea Robotics Camp for 20 middle school students assisted by 14 high school volunteers, July 9-12, 2012, and July 16-19, 2012.

  • Symposium provides unified linkage between Army organizations in armaments-related research and deve

    Jul 24, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), U.S. Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), and Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) participated and exhibited at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Joint Armaments Symposium held in Seattle, Wash., at the Washington State Convention Center May 14-17.

  • RDECOM NCO of the Year wins AMC competition

    Jul 20, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A Soldier serving as a research and development adviser earned honors as Army Materiel Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year July 18. Staff Sgt. Markus Whisman now heads to the Department of the Army competition in October at Fort Lee, Va., after winning AMC's Best Warrior three-day contest at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Army scientist selected as DoD leader in fluid dynamics

    Jul 19, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the Army's top scientists will soon be leading efforts in fluid dynamics research for the Department of Defense.

  • Army missile engineer, leader retires after 45 years

    Jul 19, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Ask those who worked with Senior Executive Service member Robin Buckelew about the legacy of her 45-year civilian career with the U.S. Army and seasoned scientists and engineers will talk about her role as a mentor and her attention to details.

  • Robotics Rodeo highlights advances in life-saving technologies

    Jul 17, 2012

    The 2012 Robotics Rodeo held at Fort Benning, Ga., June 20-29, 2012, allowed manufacturers to showcase the latest robotics technology designed to defeat battlefield threats, especially improvised explosive devices.

  • Students fly 7,500 miles to compete in Army science competition

    Jul 16, 2012

    The RADIANS team from the Shanghai American School, San Jia Gang, Pudong, China were the eighth-grade winners of the Southeast region of the Army's eCYBERMISSION science competition. To compete in the eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event, the students traveled nearly 7,500 miles. Army Technology Live's Dennis Neal has the story. Link to print article: http://go.usa.gov/wQr

  • Army names TARDEC technical director

    Jul 13, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Secretary of the Army announced a new senior civilian leader for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center at Detroit Arsenal, Mich.

  • Natick scientists defend against unseen enemies

    Jul 12, 2012

    Christopher Doona of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, uses the tools of science to do battle against disease-causing microorganisms.

  • Students fly 7,500 miles to compete in Army science competition

    Jul 11, 2012

    Students competing in the U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION science competition come from all over the United States. This year, for the first time, one team came from China. Flying almost 7,500 miles, the RADIANS team traveled to the National Judging & Education Event, held June 18-22, 2012.

  • Army battery expert featured in Detroit ad

    Jul 10, 2012

    DETROIT ARSENAL, WARREN, Mich. -- Sonya Zanardelli, TARDEC's Energy Storage team leader, is featured in a Detroit visitor and convention bureau ad next to a quote that reads: "For 70 years, Detroit has been the center of the defense industry. I'm proud to be a part of that heritage."

  • RDECOM, University of Delaware develop research, education partnerships

    Jul 6, 2012

    NEWARK, Del. -- The U.S. Army science and technology community is bolstering its relationship with the University of Delaware through research partnerships and graduate-school offerings, officials said during a meeting on the school's campus July 3.

  • Congressman, Army leader discuss cybersecurity, research

    Jul 3, 2012

    The U.S. military needs to concentrate on developing a robust defense system against cyber attacks from foreign adversaries, U.S. Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger said to a senior U.S. Army leader July 2.

  • Defense acquisition program saves Soldiers' lives

    Jul 2, 2012

    When it comes to rapidly fielding equipment for an urgent American warfighter need, a program run by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command quickly delivers the goods.

  • Army 'upcycles,' reuses old gear for new technologies

    Jul 2, 2012

    The Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate recently completed a project for the Rapid Equipping Force on reusing discarded Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station imaging sensors for inexpensive, ground-based persistent surveillance systems.

  • Research lab chief scientist gains presidential recognition

    Jun 29, 2012

    New technologies to help the Army protect Soldiers resulted in a 2011 Presidential Rank Award for Dr. Stephen Lee.

  • High school scholars visit NSRDEC

    Jun 29, 2012

    Thirteen students from the Research Science Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, June 26, 2012, to learn a little bit about what goes on there.

  • Sizing up today's Soldier

    Jun 26, 2012

    What is the true measure of today's Soldier? If the question were philosophical, the answer could stir some debate. From a physical standpoint, however, Dr. Claire Gordon and Cynthia Blackwell will soon provide as accurate an answer as you're likely to find anywhere.

  • Army research focuses on tech demos, affordable modernization

    Jun 26, 2012

    Speaking to about 80 representatives of the command and control community at the 4th annual IDGA Command & Control Summit, Dale Ormond, RDECOM director, said, "We all know change is coming, and we are looking to position ourselves for the new environment."

  • Army research official visits Afghanistan

    Jun 25, 2012

    A senior research and development leader spoke with Army officials in Afghanistan June 11-13. Army leaders in the field are seeking technology solutions for complex challenges.

  • DOD considers foreign technologies to save dollars

    Jun 22, 2012

    Since 1980, the Office of the Secretary of Defense has leveraged new and evolving technology through a program called Foreign Comparative Testing, or FCT. The program's mission is to find and assess "here and now" solutions -- wherever they originate -- to meet the operational needs of American service members.

  • U.S. Army, Taiwanese officials discuss science, technology collaboration

    Jun 21, 2012

    U.S. Army and Taiwanese officials met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 18, 2012, to discuss opportunities for partnerships in military research and development.

  • Army civilian engineers team with Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Jun 21, 2012

    U.S. Army civilian engineers are deploying to Afghanistan along with Soldiers to resolve issues that hinder mission success in theater.

  • Army engineers spur development of tactical microgrids

    Jun 5, 2012

    U.S. Army engineers are leading research on tactical microgrids to deliver more efficient power to Soldiers across combat zones, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Natick meeting strengthens science, technology ties

    Jun 1, 2012

    Cooperation between government, private industry and academia to benefit the warfighter took center stage May 29, 2012, at the ninth meeting of the Natick Soldier Systems Center Science and Technology Board.

  • Barbara J. Machak, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

    Jun 1, 2012

  • Army scientists energize battery research

    Jun 1, 2012

    Army scientists are squeezing more power from batteries by developing new methods and materials with incredible results.

  • Army promotes S&T opportunities to Harford students

    May 25, 2012

    BEL AIR, Md. -- Eighth-grade students explored emerging global-mapping software and DNA extraction with U.S. Army scientists May 24 to boost their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM education. The Army, technology manufacturers and universities joined about 180 eighth-graders from nine Harford County middle schools. The scientists showcased the array of career opportunities in STEM fields as part of the fifth annual Technology Needs Teens program at Harford Community College.

  • CECOM Senior Leaders Meet to Chart Future Direction

    May 25, 2012

    Forty senior leaders from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) met May 21-23 as a first step in the journey of developing an organizational vision and concept of CECOM out to the year 2020.

  • Soldiers prefer lighter machine gun during assessment

    May 23, 2012

    A military utility assessment held at Fort Benning, Ga., in September 2011 has concluded that all participating Soldiers immediately noticed the reduced weight of a prototype light machine gun and most would prefer it to the current squad automatic weapon used in battle.

  • Research Lab engineers showcase Army robotics at USA Science Festival

    May 23, 2012

    The small robotics team at U.S. Army Research Laboratory featured a maze for semi-autonomous systems on an aisle with six other Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) subordinate organizations at the second annual USA Science Festival, which was held April 28 to 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Army scientists prove light can get to a target through obscurants with virtual ghost imaging

    May 23, 2012

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists have demonstrated virtual ghost imaging through turbulence and obscurants using Bessel beam illumination.

  • AMC names Bochenek as First Chief Technology Officer

    May 22, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Huntsville, Ala. -- In the newly-created Chief Technology Officer position, Dr. Grace M. Bochenek will provide AMC with a single authority for its Science and Technology (S&T) and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) operations.

  • Army evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

    May 22, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC hosted a coalition interoperability experiment May 10-18, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to identify performance shortfalls and to evaluate future network architectures that will better enable interoperability for coalition ground forces brigade and below, prevent fratricide and extend continuity of operations.

  • Army develops generator 1.5 tons lighter than current option

    May 22, 2012

    Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center engineers were recognized for their collaborative efforts with small business to develop a transportable 100 kW generator that is 3,150 pounds lighter than those currently in theater.

  • ARL employee participates in search and rescue exercise

    May 21, 2012

    In addition to conducting his daily duties as chief of the operations center at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Jerry Weiss is also very active in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Weiss is a former Maryland Wing Commander (2006--2010) and the current A3/5 Operations and Plans Officer.

  • Dubinskiy named SPIE Fellow

    May 21, 2012

    Dr. Mark Dubinskiy, a physicist and team leader in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and an Optical Society of America Fellow, was recently promoted to the rank of Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. According to the society, Dubinskiy was promoted to SPIE Fellow "for his achievements in research and development of new laser materials, advanced laser concepts and architectures for highly-scalable and efficient solid-state lasers."

  • Army S&T team develops power, energy solutions in Afghanistan

    May 18, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army's science and technology command center in Afghanistan is unburdening Soldiers by improving power and energy capabilities in theater. Michael Zalewski, a mechanical engineer with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, deployed to Bagram Airfield from September 2011 to February 2012. He supported Operation Enduring Freedom by reducing the logistics burden of fuel on Soldiers. Zalewski served as the power and energy subject matter expert for the RDECOM Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center, or RFAST-C, which brings civilian engineers and technicians to a central location to provide scientific solutions directly in theater.

  • Wellness program leads to Boston Marathon

    May 18, 2012

    AMRDEC employees participate in wellness program and run Boston marathon.

  • Engineering upgrade reaps savings at depot

    May 18, 2012

    AMRDEC Engineers keep aviation mechanics supplied with parts and cost avoidance.

  • RDECOM senior NCO discusses command's support in Afghanistan

    May 17, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert Beharie, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's senior noncommissioned officer, returned May 13 from a nine-day mission to Afghanistan. In an interview with RDECOM public affairs, Beharie discussed how the command is providing the technological edge to Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Picatinny engineer pursues improved hand grenade

    May 16, 2012

    Picatinny Arsenal's Richard Lauch is pushing forward with a new design for a hand grenade fuze that will update what is basically a 100-year-old design.

  • Research center engineers develop electronics package

    May 16, 2012

    Engineers develop unique electronics pacakge for missile systems to support various aviation platforms.

  • AMRDEC cites internal communication teamwork

    May 11, 2012

    Improving internal communication; team recognition

  • Engineer called up to help rebuild Afghan army

    May 11, 2012

    AMRDEC Engineers deploys to Afghanistan to support rebuilding efforts

  • Army seeks nominations for annual greatest inventions awards

    May 11, 2012

    Nominations are being accepted until July 6 for inventions initiated by Soldiers and by the Army Science and Technology community for recognition in the Army Greatest Inventions program.

  • Army scientists develop deployable renewable-energy solutions

    May 10, 2012

    U.S. Army scientists are researching methods to harness the sun and wind to ease the burdens associated with transporting fossil fuels to dangerous areas.

  • RDECOM director talks technology at AUSA meeting

    May 10, 2012

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Army leaders, industry representatives and up-and-coming officers attended a two-day Association of the United States Army conference focused on sustaining America's combat forces.

  • Microwave technology could revolutionize combat feeding

    May 8, 2012

    The folks at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate believe that microwave sterilization could revolutionize what Soldiers eat on the battlefield.

  • 101st Airborne Soldiers test howitzer upgrades

    May 8, 2012

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky., recently assisted the Picatinny Arsenal M119A2 Howitzer Logistics Team complete the last phase of logistics training.

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