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  • 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.

  • 3D electronic printing holds promise of various applications for Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2013

    As researchers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., explore the potential of 3-dimensional printing, they envision the potential to embed a radio antenna on the side of a Soldier's helmet, or print sensors directly onto a weapon or even an article of clothing.

  • STEM Starters: The World of PHOTOTROPISM

    Nov 27, 2013

    Most of us are familiar with photosynthesis, but photosynthesis would not be possible without another, lesser known, process called phototropism.

  • Expo at Morgan State brings ARL science and engineering and students together

    Nov 27, 2013

    More than 50 exhibitors from federal, state, and local agencies, business, industry, and academia as well as over 350 students, parents, and teachers were on hand Nov. 9 at Morgan State University for the university's first ever Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education, Careers, and Jobs Expo.

  • Army researchers build portable synthetic marijuana detector to curb designer drug abuse

    Nov 26, 2013

    ADELPHI, Md. (Nov. 26, 2013) -- Army researchers are building a portable drug detector that, soon, could help military and civil law enforcement agencies throughout the country more quickly catch synthetic drug abuse.

  • NSRDEC participates in Massachusetts STEM summit

    Nov 25, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Nov. 26, 2013) -- Members of the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center attended the 2013 Massachusetts Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Summit, recently held at Gillette Stadium, in Foxboro, Mass.

  • Army Public Affairs Chief Visits ICT

    Nov 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Chief of Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Gary J. Volesky toured the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies to learn how this University Affiliated Research Center is advancing interactive digital media to improve education, training and therapy throughout the Army and beyond.

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • VIDEO: Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 15, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Army showcases energy-efficient technologies for warfighters

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.

  • Results from Army, university tests could improve auto, aviation industry standards

    Nov 13, 2013

    Results from a recent study that looked at how battlefield-born vibrations, like those from blasts and heavy armored vehicles, for example, are leading research scientists to rethink military vehicle testing and evaluation methods that could also, eventually, improve automotive and aviation industry standards.

  • Army Upgrades Black Hawks for Military District of Washington

    Nov 13, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Nov. 13, 2013) -- The Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's Prototype Integration Facility teamed with the Utility Helicopter Program Management Office to deliver two customized UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

  • Alabama recognizes Army center for inventions, patents

    Nov 13, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Nov. 12, 2013) -- The Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center has been recognized by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama for its role in helping to create high-wage jobs for Alabamians.

  • Army analysts win 2013 Army Acquisition Excellence Award

    Nov 12, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Nov. 13, 2013) -- Members of the Stryker Double-V Hull Army Test and Evaluation Integrated Product Team, including two U.S. Army Research Laboratory employees, recently won the 2013 Army Acquisition Excellence Award in the category Equipping and Sustaining Our Soldiers' Systems.

  • STEM Starters: The World of Pressure

    Nov 8, 2013

  • Picatinny retiree honored for work on safer munitions

    Nov 7, 2013

    At this year's 2013 Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Materials symposium, retired Picatinny Arsenal employee Pai-Lien Lu, received the Munitions Safety (MS) Award. The MS Award is from the North American Treaty Organization's Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (NATO MSIAC). It is dedicated to those who have made consistent contributions in the research and production of munitions safety and its policies.

  • Rucking for a cause at Natick

    Nov 6, 2013

    On Nov. 10, 2013, about 200 people around the world, including Capt. Justin Fitch of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., will be rucking for 12 hours to raise money and awareness for veterans and families who deal with post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideations and tendencies.

  • Energizing base camps of the future

    Nov 6, 2013

    Innovations meant to improve Soldiers' quality of life during deployments -- while saving lives, fuel, water and money -- were on display Nov. 5, 2013, at the Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass.

  • Preserving out-of-this-world food

    Nov 5, 2013

    Getting enough vitamins in one's diet is tough enough on this planet. Consider the health of astronauts in extended spaceflight.

  • Picatinny names new building for artillery expert

    Nov 4, 2013

    The new building for the advancement of artillery was named after John "Bud" Neumann, who worked at Picatinny Arsenal for more than 40 years.

  • Emerging leaders graduate from training

    Nov 4, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Nov. 7, 2013) -- Not many people would call a government training opportunity "life-changing", but two U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center employees claim the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program is indeed a life-altering opportunity.

  • Army Research Laboratory prototype hardware helps NASA recover images that would be lost at sea

    Oct 30, 2013

    New hardware built by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is helping NASA retrieve experimental images otherwise lost at sea.

  • Picatinny's new doctorate program stays on course

    Oct 30, 2013

    The Armament Academy, the first-of-its-kind doctorate degree-granting institution at Picatinny Arsenal, welcomed the first cohort of students, Sept. 6.

  • Army looks to blend cyber, electronic warfare capabilities on battlefield

    Oct 29, 2013

    U.S. Army scientists and engineers continue to define next-generation protocols and system architectures to help develop technology capabilities to combat these threats in an integrated and expedited fashion.

  • Statistics skills prove helpful for Picatinny Soldier

    Oct 29, 2013

    In a desert full of fire artillery and a convoy of tanks, probably the last concept on anyone's mind is mathematics. Yet, for Sergeant Kevin Singer, a chemical engineer at Picatinny Arsenal, mathematics is essential to his mission.

  • NSRDEC deploys energy-efficient tents for testing

    Oct 29, 2013

    A group of shelters were sent to the Southwest Asia Area of Responsibility to be tested by both the Army and Air Force recently as part of the "Advanced, Energy-Efficient Shelter Systems for Contingency Basing and Other Applications" program.

  • Army bolsters nation's cybersecurity through STEM outreach

    Oct 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Computer networks face persistent cyber threats from the nation's adversaries. The future defenders of cyberspace, America's students, honed their skills this summer as they learned from U.S. Army scientists and engineers who are experts in the field. Cybersecurity practitioners from across the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command joined forces to spark an interest and share their knowledge with high-school students as part of the Army Educational Outreach Program at APG.

  • Senior AMC civilian defends workforce: 'Don't call them non-essential'

    Oct 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's top civilian delivered strong words in defense of the civilian workforce during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Expo, Oct. 23. When John Nerger, AMC's executive deputy to the commanding general, spoke from a panel at the Civilian Professional Development Seminar, his message was direct.

  • Army scientist advances biometrics through UK exchange program

    Oct 23, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- British and U.S. Army researchers are partnering to enhance biometric and surveillance capabilities as the result of an exchange program between the countries. Dr. Kevin Leonard, a U.S. Army physicist, focused on advancing facial-recognition technologies during his two-year assignment in the United Kingdom.

  • Rifleman Radio, Nett Warrior networks linked for first time by cross-domain device

    Oct 23, 2013

    For the first time, dismounted Soldiers using unclassified Rifleman Radios will be linked to the classified Nett Warrior system by a new cross-domain device, improving situational awareness on the battlefield while maintaining the security of both networks.

  • Soldier appreciates work done at Natick

    Oct 23, 2013

    No one understands better than a Soldier what his or her peers need in the field. That's why Sgt. 1st Class Adam Adams has such an appreciation for the work done at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Army leaders: Network, NIEs critical to future force

    Oct 23, 2013

    After putting the tactical communications network "under pressure" in a realistic operational environment in order to quickly deliver a "digital guardian angel" to troops in Afghanistan, Army leaders said the Network Integration Evaluation process is adapting to drive continued innovation.

  • Army researchers focus on cybersecurity

    Oct 22, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Oct. 22, 2013) -- Army Technology Magazine's latest edition focuses on how Army researchers and scientists are advancing the science of cybersecurity.

  • Doing lab work for 'HEROES'

    Oct 21, 2013

    Ten students from the UMass Lowell Co-op Scholars Program worked during the summer with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, as part of the Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers, or HEROES, program.

  • Army announces Cybersecurity Collaborative Research Alliance to explore underlying cyber science

    Oct 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has established a Collaborative Research Alliance, or CRA, which will include an alliance of ARL, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, academia and industry researchers to explore the basic foundations of cyber science issues in the context of Army networks.

  • Army researchers meet need for Marines' assault vehicles

    Oct 16, 2013

    In response to an urgent operational need, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's Prototype Integration Facility teamed with the Naval Surface Warfare Center and Marine Corps to develop an Emergency Egress Lighting System for the Marine Corps' Assault Amphibious Vehicle.

  • 'Greening' brings fresh perspectives for Army scientists, engineers

    Oct 16, 2013

    GUNPOWDER MILITARY RESERVATION, Md. -- Thirty U.S. Army civilians now have a greater appreciation and understanding of the rigors and challenges associated with Soldier tasks. Five days of intense training provided first-hand experience of the technical and physical demands on Soldiers.

  • Army announces Cybersecurity Collaborative Research Alliance to explore underlying cyber science

    Oct 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has established a Collaborative Research Alliance,which will include an alliance of ARL, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, academia and industry researchers to explore the basic foundations of cyber science issues in the context of Army networks.

  • Navy enters second year on Picatinny soil

    Oct 10, 2013

    It has been two years since the U.S. Navy officially re-established its presence at Picatinny Arsenal, beginning Sep. 15, 2011. It had been close to 50 years since the Navy relinquished all land and responsibilities back to the U.S. Army in July 1960, before a small three-person team prepared for a "stand-up" here in 2007.

  • Polish scientists, U.S. Army researchers discuss partnerships

    Oct 10, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A group of Polish scientists traveled to U.S. Army research centers Oct. 2-3 to learn about America's expertise in robotics and explore potential partnerships.

  • Army lab finding better ways to convert JP-8 to hydrogen for portable electric power

    Oct 3, 2013

    A small team of scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are collaborating with counterparts at the Communications-Electronics and the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centers, to develop technology for lightweight, portable prototype systems that would convert Jet Propellant 8 to hydrogen on the spot.

  • Army announces Technology Investment Agreements for its Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator

    Oct 3, 2013

    The Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center announces the award of four Technology Investment Agreements under Broad Agency Announcement W911W6-12-R-0021 Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 Phase 1 to AVX Aircraft Company, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Karem Aircraft Inc., and Sikorsky Aircraft Company. JMR-TD is a Science and Technology demonstration intended to mitigate risk for the Future Vertical Lift development program through the testing of advanced technologies and efficient configurations.

  • From Declining Bee Colonies to Bio Pathogens: how ABOid Identifies the Unknown

    Oct 3, 2013

    ECBC researchers enhance Agents of Biological Origin Identifier software to provide automated identification of biological samples.

  • Army develops lightweight ballistic protection for aircraft

    Oct 2, 2013

    Army tactics and training are constantly changing to meet the threat on the battlefield, and one such example is the attack helicopter.

  • ECBC Partners with South Korea to Develop New Chemical Detector

    Sep 30, 2013

    The Raman Agent Monitoring system, will be a smaller, modular and more rugged chemical detector. The team plans to conduct an operational demonstration on the Korean Peninsula after two years of prototype development and testing.

  • ECBC earns grant for Defense Acquisition University training classroom

    Sep 30, 2013

    ECBC and Team CBRNE employees now have a new Acquisition Classroom available to complete computer-based training from the Defense Acquisition University. These courses are necessary for earning DAU certification, which is mandatory for most engineers.

  • ECBC Engineers modify decontamination methods to save costs, increase accuracy

    Sep 30, 2013

    Decontamination has been a military capability for decades. Now the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is supporting three new projects aimed at improving the effectiveness and supportability of current decontamination methods, which will save money for the Army in the long run.