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  • Chemical-biological researchers deliver results

    Sep 18, 2014

    Choking, watering eyes, blistering skin and convulsions are symptoms of imminent death from a chemical weapons attack. The lethality of such attacks, most recently in August 2013, in Syria, sends tremors across the globe.

  • Veteran, amputee gets 'leg up' with breakthrough prosthesis

    Sep 18, 2014

    Wounded warrior Edward Lychik worked with the professionals at the Center for the Intrepid to develop a first-of-a-kind leg prosthesis for people with hip-disarticulation amputations.

  • Night turns into day: Army researchers enable night lethality

    Sep 16, 2014

    In science fiction, technology problems are solved with the stroke of a writer's pen. In reality, science and technology research takes time, and a lot of effort.

  • Army research team recognized at international nanotechnology conference

    Sep 16, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory received the best conference paper award at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology held in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 18-21.

  • Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    Sep 15, 2014

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were awarded Medals of Honor for valor in Vietnam, during a ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2014.

  • Faces of the Force: Adam J. Bross

    Sep 15, 2014

    PEO EIS' Adam Bross is highlighted in this edition of "Faces of the Force," an online feature highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce. Produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication Division, and working closely with public affairs officers, Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • Army Contracting Command announces its annual award winners

    Sep 11, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The U.S. Army Contracting Command recognizeded 27 individuals and eight teams for excellence in fiscal year 2013.

  • Camarillo receives ACC mission update

    Sep 11, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army's principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology received an update on the Army Contracting Command mission here last week.

  • Future Fires: Integrating technology solutions

    Sep 9, 2014

    Army leaders are looking to the future force and seeking to be revolutionary in their thinking about integrating technology, according to current guidance from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno. Army researchers are exploring technology solutions to enable improved lethality and fires.

  • Disruptive Technology: How the Army Research Laboratory will change the future

    Sep 8, 2014

    Scientists are unlocking the mysteries of power, energy and lethality in the search for new materials and technologies. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory conducts fundamental research, which endeavors to provide revolutionary capabilities to the Army of 2025 and beyond.

  • Investing in the Army's future

    Sep 5, 2014

    The U.S. Army vision for lethality science and technology investment is to enable overmatch in weapon systems for both offensive and defensive capabilities.

  • High Tech Tools Save Lives Faster, Cheaper, Smarter

    Sep 5, 2014

    U.S. Southern Command's Science, Technology and Experimentation division wowed the crowd at the Conference Center of the Americas on Wednesday, showcasing a wide spectrum of technologies that could help in disaster relief and humanitarian operations. The cutting-edge gadgetry included drones, portable water purification equipment, satellite communications that fits in luggage, and a device that breaks through language barriers with ease.

  • Enhanced grenade lethality: On target even when enemy is concealed

    Sep 4, 2014

    Small Arms Grenade Munitions are munitions rounds that aim to provide warfighters with the capability of shooting a 40-mm low-velocity grenade from an M203 or M320 rifle-mounted grenade launcher with the certainty that, if their target is hiding or behind an object, damage will still be inflicted.

  • Connecting Army force technology begins with capability enabled vehicles at the NIE

    Sep 4, 2014

    In order to test the communications network during Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 15.1, which will be taking place in October at Fort Bliss; the vehicle engineering designs needed to integrate NIE systems on Army Tactical Vehicles have been in the works since early June, and the actual installations of these systems on tactical vehicles came to completion in August.

  • NIE 15.1 leaders meet at Rehearsal of Concept Drill in preparation of Validation Exercise

    Sep 4, 2014

    System of Systems Integration, Directorate, Capability Package hosted the Validation Exercise (VALEX), Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill on-site at Fort Bliss in August.

  • USAASC launches weapon system website

    Sep 3, 2014

    U.S. Army's Weapon System Handbook goes digital.

  • Army transitions WIN-T sustainment support back to the U.S.

    Sep 3, 2014

    As the Army continues to upgrade WIN-T Increment 1, the tactical communications network backbone that first began supporting forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is also transitioning its sustainment strategy for the equipment from worldwide contracted support centers to standard organic support back in the U.S.

  • Army advancing next generation of embedded cryptographic equipment

    Sep 3, 2014

    Taking an aggressive approach to meeting looming Cryptographic cease key dates for equipment used to safeguard information on the battlefield, the Army is moving forward with a comprehensive modernization plan.

  • Army turns to researchers for future lethality

    Sep 2, 2014

    The Army of the future may have fewer Soldiers but more lethality thanks to research in precision, scalable effects and improved range.

  • Hughes promoted to two-star general

    Sep 2, 2014

    Pantego, Texas native and University of Texas at Arlington graduate Daniel P. Hughes was promoted to the rank of U.S. Army Major General on Sept. 2.

  • Promises to keep

    Sep 2, 2014

    Lasting bonds based on trust, respect and confidence are the foundation of the future; commentary was originally published in the July - September 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Contracting NCOs set pace for certification

    Aug 28, 2014

    Two Soldiers attached to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are among those exemplifying the Army profession through their acquisition certification efforts.

  • Army improves fuel accountability, visibility on battlefield

    Aug 27, 2014

    The U.S. Army is testing systems to improve how fuel is monitored and tracked across the battlefield, officials said.

  • Employee selected for Senior Service College Fellowship course

    Aug 21, 2014

    For one Army Contracting Command employee, knowing when to get out has meant moving up.

  • All Together Now

    Aug 20, 2014

    Tactical Network training before more holistic and more versatile with every capability set fielding. This article was originally published in the July - September 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Faces of the Force: Doug Wong

    Aug 20, 2014

    "Faces of the Force" is an online feature highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce. Produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication Division, and working closely with public affairs officers, Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please contact 703-805-1006.

  • Army satellite communications connect enduring forces, evolve for the future

    Aug 19, 2014

    As the U.S. operational footprint in Afghanistan diminishes, the Army's portfolio of ground satellite terminals will continue to support operations -- enabling enduring forces to communicate in the region for as long as the mission requires.

  • Deputy Commanding General of Army Materiel Command tours Picatinny

    Aug 18, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, toured Picatinny Arsenal Aug. 14 to meet with senior leaders, visit a number of facilities and receive briefings on various topics.

  • Under Secretary challenges Army senior leaders to revamp civilian career management

    Aug 15, 2014

    Army Under Secretary Brad R. Carson hosted a two-day session at the Pentagon last month, which was meant to help shape policy changes regarding how the Army hires, trains, develops, and sustains its civilian workforce.

  • Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command releases strategic plan

    Aug 15, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 15, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command released a new strategic plan, which outlines the organization's mission, goals and vision.

  • Smarter ground robots partnering with Soldiers

    Aug 14, 2014

    Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology Shyu, provided the keynote address at National Defense Industrial Association's Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition in Hyattsville, Md., Aug. 13, 2014, emphasized common architecture, open-source software and open standards for robotics development to further competition that will benefit the Army, taxpayers and industry.

  • Maj. Gen. Harold Greene remembered as leader, hero during ceremony

    Aug 13, 2014

    A memorial ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. Harold J. "Harry" Greene took place at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 11, 2014, six days after Greene was mortally wounded in a shooting at Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Afghanistan.

  • Army's key mid-tier radio moves forward with tests

    Aug 13, 2014

    With increased bandwidth and range for the terrestrial network, the Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radios will link lower-echelon digital radios like the Rifleman and Manpack to the Army's satellite communications backbone.

  • Army selected for Joint Strike Fighter software assessment

    Aug 12, 2014

    The F-35 Joint Program Office has selected the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to perform independent software safety analyses of the next-generation strike aircraft commonly called the Joint Strike Fighter.

  • Synthetic bones may help in search for shock wave defense

    Aug 12, 2014

    Shock waves from battlefield explosions are invisible threats for U.S. Soldiers and their top-of-the-line combat helmets, but with new studies in synthetic human physiology, researchers are learning how to lessen blast wave effects on the brain.

  • Collaborative partnership yields new pay system

    Aug 12, 2014

    Work on the Integrated Personnel and Pay System -- Army (IPPS-A), the Army's new web-based personnel and pay solution, has been enhanced by an effective partnership between acquisition and functional professionals.

  • ACC-NJ contracting officer recieves honorable mention for Elmer B. Staats Young award

    Aug 12, 2014

    An Army Contracting Command-New Jersey employee was recognized as an Honorable Mention finalist for the Elmer B. Staats Young Acquisition Professional Award at the National Contract Management Association's World Congress in Washington, D.C.

  • ARL's neuroscience program successful example of Open Campus concept

    Aug 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently initiated an Open Campus pilot program at its Adelphi, Md., campus to foster better collaboration across industry, academia, and government. ARL's Open Campus program plans to lead to the continuous flow of people and ideas to ensure transformative scientific discovery, innovation, and transition that are critical to national security.

  • The 'OTHER' Acquisition Phase

    Aug 11, 2014

    Product manager for MRAP vehicle systems Focuses on better buying power and value engineering efforts. This article was originally published in the July - September 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, RDECOM remember fallen Soldier Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

    Aug 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, community mourn the loss of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who was killed Aug. 5, 2014, during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Enterprise Challenge 2014 highlights intelligence on-the-move, technology demonstrations

    Aug 8, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Army's participation in Enterprise Challenge 2014 highlighted increased on-the-move intelligence capabilities using the Tactical Intelligence Ground Station, an element of the Distributed Common Ground System -- Army, or DCGS-A.

  • 101st Airborne conducts air assault training with new communications gear

    Aug 8, 2014

    Conducting the Army's first large-scale joint force entry air assault in more than 11 years, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), ascended into the night to confront a hostile, mobile threat.

  • Efficient training critial to the success of NIE 15.1

    Aug 7, 2014

    The utilization and maintenance of systems during Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 15.1 is essential to the exercise. At Fort Bliss, Texas, New Equipment Training, also known as NET, is currently in its most robust stage with several classes being taught on Systems Under Evaluation and Systems Under Test.

  • Battles are won by logistics, so are arsenal production schedules

    Aug 6, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The importance of those who perform logistics cannot be overstated. From the days of Alexander the Great to General Patton's Red Ball Express to the motor pool operation at Watervliet, logisticians' place in the annuals of history books is well documented.

  • Army researchers talk Future Force logistics with CASCOM staff

    Aug 5, 2014

    Army researchers give Soldiers at the Combined Arms Support Command an inside look at Future Force 2025 logistics technologies.

  • Army hackers attack, protect Army network in preparation for Network Integration Evaluation

    Aug 4, 2014

    As new technologies are introduced into the Army's network, they are evaluated during semi-annual, Soldier-driven operational exercises in the mountains and desert of Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

  • Many tasks, one tool

    Aug 4, 2014

    PM CCS seeks maximum efficiency, affordability with consolidated contractor logistics support. This article was originally published in the July - September 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Researchers focus on reducing weight of Army combat vehicles

    Aug 4, 2014

    Leading experts in military combat-vehicle research, engineering and design gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, July 29-31, 2014, to discuss a single goal: reducing the weight of the Army's tanks and infantry fighting vehicles by 40 percent in the coming decades.

  • Army recognizes autonomous-aviation engineers

    Jul 31, 2014

    Two U.S. Army engineers recently received national recognition for their efforts in advancing autonomous aviation for the military.

  • 'Right' defense contracts needed to support critical skill retention at Watervliet

    Jul 30, 2014

    In an era of declining defense budgets, the Watervliet Arsenal, New York, needs contracts to produce more than just revenue. It needs the "right kind" of contracts to retain a critical skill base that is required to support large caliber manufacturing for the Defense Department and to allied militaries.

  • Army signs 'Shifting Gears' training partnership with GM, Raytheon

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Army, General Motors and Raytheon signed a proclamation at the Pentagon, July 29, 2014, that puts new job opportunities on the table for Soldiers separating from military service.

  • Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

    Jul 28, 2014

    Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep Soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

  • Relationship-centered security cooperation model comes of age

    Jul 26, 2014

    You can't surge a relationship. That theme was stressed by foreign and United States participants at the U.S. European Command Security Seminar at the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies here this week.

  • Industrial base essential to overcome future threats

    Jul 25, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, who serves as principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, discussed America's industrial base at the Association of the U.S. Army's monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 24, 2014.

  • Army researcher discusses human collaboration with intelligent agents

    Jul 24, 2014

    Dr. Jessie Chen from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate in Orlando, Fla., recently spoke to leading researchers in emotion science and social robotics with Department of Defense scientific leaders and Yale University students in the area of intelligent autonomous systems.

  • Faces of the Force: Lt. Col. Mark P. Henderson

    Jul 24, 2014

    "Faces of the Force" is an online feature highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce. Produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication Division, and working closely with public affairs officers, Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • NCOs support test of improvements that simplify Army's mobile network

    Jul 24, 2014

    Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and other Soldiers in network-equipped vehicles conducted real-world mission threads in harsh desert terrain covering over 1,250 accumulated miles a day to evaluate recent improvements to the Army's high capacity, mobile tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2. Soldier feedback from theater, the Army's Network Integration Evaluations (NIEs) and user juries helped the Army make WIN-T Increment 2 easier to operate and maintain. Among the many system enhancements are drastically reduced startup and shutdown times; a new, easy to use graphical interface; improved and simplified troubleshooting tools and faster, easier calls that extend radio networks.

  • Rocket Battalion lights up the sky

    Jul 22, 2014

    CHEOLWON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a Field Training Exercise June 6 -- 20 at Rocket Valley, near Cheolwon, South Korea.

  • Medical researchers turn to 3-D printing for rapid prototypes

    Jul 22, 2014

    FORT DETRICK, Md. (July 22, 2014) -- To quickly design, fabricate and deliver prototypes of medical equipment to the field, the U.S. Army is employing futuristic 3-D printing technologies.

  • Army study looks at 'Developing Mental Armor for Soldiers'

    Jul 22, 2014

    In the fiscal year 2014 study, "Design, Implement, and Demonstrate Integrated Training to Optimize Human Performance and Discourage PTSD and Suicide," known as the Squad Overmatch Study, the goal was to demonstrate how to train the Soldier to recognize and apply learned techniques to manage psychological stress experienced in a combat-realistic, controlled, repeatable, and reviewable simulated environment while exercising warrior skills.

  • New CT scanner finds diverse, important uses for researchers

    Jul 21, 2014

    Turning a now-standard tool for medical diagnostics and therapeutics to a host of new applications, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate recently acquired a turn-key computed tomography scanner system, known as a CT scanner.

  • Army researchers develop Cargo Pocket ISR

    Jul 21, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Massachusetts, are developing a pocket-sized aerial surveillance device for Soldiers and small units operating in challenging ground environments.

  • 401st AFSB demonstrates stewardship, returns $500K to Army Supply System

    Jul 21, 2014

    What began two months ago as a mission to clean up a junk yard turned into a commitment to stewardship of government property and money for two Army logistics operations officers assigned to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Future Soldiers may wear 3-D printed garments, gear

    Jul 21, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center wear many hats and create many products.

  • 'DIGITAL DIRT'

    Jul 21, 2014

    With too many boots for too little ground, training system expands units' options. This article was originally published in the July - September 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

    Jul 18, 2014

    Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.

  • Army creates common technology marketplace for communications hardware

    Jul 17, 2014

    The Army is creating a standard marketplace of tactical communications hardware to support the Common Operating Environment initiative and deliver a familiar and intuitive experience for Soldiers.

  • May the Force Be Ready

    Jul 17, 2014

    The July - September electronic edition of Army AL&T magazine is now online. The theme of this issue is training and force readiness, and it's packed with must-read material, from how the Army trains and "grows" contracting professionals, to a deep dive into the Training with Industry program to how a Soldier amputee invented his own prosthesis so he could run again.

  • ASA(ALT) Leadership Organizational Chart

    Jul 17, 2014

    ASA(ALT) Leadership Organizational Chart

  • Natick improves understanding with 3-D printed models

    Jul 15, 2014

    Welcome to Steve Smith's world. It's a place where big is small, small is big and anything is possible.

  • Sustaining the readiness and training in the Republic of Korea

    Jul 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army recently deployed its first two rotational units to the Korean Theater of Operations. Their operational readiness, and the readiness of warfighting units already on the peninsula, is paramount and is a major focus of logisticians throughout the theater as we focus on our ability to "fight tonight."

  • 'Mastering' advanced education opportunities

    Jul 14, 2014

    July edition of the Army DACM Office Education and Training column talks about advanced education opportunities for the Army Acquisition Workforce.

  • Software helps to protect Soldiers from traumatic combat injuries

    Jul 11, 2014

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 11, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate has fostered closer teaming across the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program by designing a customized software system that integrates a digital library, a management tool for requests for information and other unique resources.

  • Researchers improve smokes, obscurants technology

    Jul 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 11, 2014) -- During a recent event to study the performance of smoke and obscurants, researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate set out to improve the process of measuring transmissivity.

  • Redstone 4-star imparts leadership wisdom

    Jul 11, 2014

    As one of a dozen Army four-star generals, the Army Materiel Command's top leader imparted wisdom to interns, employees and retirees who gathered July 10 for a Marshall Association luncheon, focused on leadership.

  • German delegation visits Picatinny to enhance armaments

    Jul 11, 2014

    Norbert Weber, deputy director of research & technology from the Armament Directorate of the Germany Federal Ministry of Defence spoke with Barbara Machak, acting director of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and Chris Grassano chief of staff for the Program Executive Office for Ammunition, at Picatinny Arsenal on July 10.

  • AMC commends operations general for service, says farewell

    Jul 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command bid farewell to its top operations leader during a ceremony at the headquarters, July 11.

  • Redstone team collaborates to improve contracting processes

    Jul 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (July 10, 2014) -- A collaborative team from the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC, and the Army Contracting Command-Redstone is applying Lean Six Sigma research methodologies and managerial principles to identify areas for process improvement and cost avoidance in Army contracting.

  • DARPA seeks advanced manufacturing standards

    Jul 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 10, 2014) -- Since the early 1970s, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, has been making investments to jump-start additive manufacturing.

  • Faces of the Force: Lt. Col. James "Chris" Mills

    Jul 9, 2014

    Faces of the Force: Lt. Col. James "Chris" Mills relishes job challenges. Faces of the Force" is an online feature highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce. Produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication Division, and working closely with public affairs officers, Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • Rapid Equipping Force uses 3-D printing on the frontline

    Jul 9, 2014

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 9, 2014) -- Combat frequently presents unexpected challenges, demanding rapid solutions. When faced with unique problems, Soldiers often devise quick fixes out of readily available materials. Whether minor changes to procedures or small modifications to equipment, adaptation routinely occurs at the tactical level on the battlefield.

  • Developing future supply chain professionals

    Jul 8, 2014

    A new master's program will soon be available to Theater Logistics Planners Program attendees.

  • 3-D printed metals may transform Army logistics

    Jul 8, 2014

    A Soldier at a forward operating base needs the proper form to recommend an award for a fellow Soldier. He goes online, opens a form, fills in the blanks and hits "PRINT."

  • Army invests in 3-D bioprinting to treat injured Soldiers

    Jul 8, 2014

    A team of scientists scans the surface of severely burned skin, creates a three-dimensional map of the wound with a laser, and then prints skin cells onto the patient using a 3-D bioprinter.

  • Soldiers test changes to Army's mobile network that make it easier to use

    Jul 7, 2014

    Covering over 1,250 miles a day in scorching desert heat, Soldiers successfully completed the second of two rigorous developmental tests to evaluate improvements to the Army's high capacity, mobile tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2.

  • Army watercraft supporting Pacific 'pivot'

    Jul 7, 2014

    Because many Asian allies are peninsular or island nations, U.S. and allied planners across the Pacific are deploying Army watercraft for use during exercises, humanitarian relief missions and for potential contingency missions.

  • MICC boosts small business by half billion in 3rd quarter

    Jul 2, 2014

    More than $505 million in contracts were awarded to small businesses throughout the nation during the third quarter of this fiscal year by contracting officials with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • Army researches the future of 3-D printing

    Jul 1, 2014

    One day, Soldiers will get critical repair parts at the point of need through innovative, reliable 3-D printing systems. This vision of the future will lift the logistics burden and lighten the load to provide more capabilities at less cost, according to Army researchers.

  • The Academic Angle

    Jun 30, 2014

    Leveraging students' engineering expertise to bridge the gap between Soldier and system. This article was originally published in the April - June 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • So You Think You Can Write: ASA(ALT) launches first writing competition

    Jun 30, 2014

    The Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, announced a new writing competition to encourage critical writing focused on Army acquisition issues. The competition is seeking maximum participation, especially by members of the defense acquisition workforce and all submissions are due Sept. 15.

  • NSRDEC holds textile industry day

    Jun 27, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (June 27, 2014) -- The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center held its first Textile Science and Technology Industry Day here June 24-25 in an effort to promote collaboration with its industry and academic partners in the textile field.

  • Army-sponsored research produces first-of-its kind 3-D models of a president

    Jun 26, 2014

    The University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies was part of a Smithsonian-led team that created 3-D portraits of President Barack Obama. The portraits include a digital and 3-D printed bust and life mask. Both were on display at the first ever White House Maker Faire on June 18.

  • Picatinny 'Speed Bag' resupplies Soldiers with less equipment damage

    Jun 25, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Soldiers who are pinned down in firefights with the enemy often rely on life-saving airdrops to resupply their ammunition, food, water and medical supplies. A new system, called the Enhanced Speed Bag, standardizes the airdrop resupply method with greatly reduced damage to supplies, thus saving money and supplying Soldiers more efficiently.

  • Apprentices have an important role in sustaining the Army's industrial base

    Jun 24, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Watervliet Arsenal's apprentice program has since 1905 produced some of the finest machinists in the country. But despite such a legacy, today's apprentices may face a burden that their predecessors may not have experienced.

  • Network hotspot evolves with Soldier input

    Jun 24, 2014

    The Soldier Network Extension (SNE), which delivers the Army's mobile tactical network backbone to the company level, is evolving from a vehicle used by the company commander to an information hotspot allowing other Soldiers to plug in, make phone calls and send and receive data from anywhere on the battlefield -- from an Afghan polling place to an air assault observation point.

  • Simplify, Simplify

    Jun 24, 2014

    Future network must make it easier for Soldiers to train, plan, operate from garrison to foxhole. This article was originally published in the April - June 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Contracting officials seek market research for Army advertising

    Jun 20, 2014

    Contracting officials here are conducting market research to gather information on capabilities and business practices to provide a full range of advertising services for the Army.

  • Joint Munitions Command Hosts QASAS Senior Management Training

    Jun 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army's Joint Munitions Command hosted a Quality Assurance Specialist Ammunition Surveillance program event here, June 16--19, to attend training on user inspection devices and missile defense management systems.

  • Army restructures WIN-T Increment 3 program to focus on network operations

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Army is restructuring the third increment of its tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), to focus on the enhancement and simplification of Network Operations (NetOps), setting the stage for the Army's network of 2025.

  • A Relic to Relish: Army birthday celebration features an unusual sword

    Jun 19, 2014

    As Army birthday week draws to a close, the team at the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) paused to recognize the professionalism of Soldiers and civilians who support the Army acquisition mission and 239 years of service to the nation at a cake cutting ceremony here.

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