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  • 419th CSB assumes command of ECC-Afghanistan

    Apr 18, 2016

    The 419th Contracting Support Brigade assumed command of the Army Expeditionary Contracting Command-Afghanistan during a transfer of authority ceremony April 10

  • Army AL&T ready to read

    Mar 31, 2016

    The April -- June issue of Army AL&T magazine on sustainment is just the beginning. First up, experts from the acquisition, logistics and technology fields delve into sustainment: what it means and how to do it better. Then, flip the magazine over and find a different cover and a special 54-page section on Army acquisition's role in the NATO mission in Afghanistan, with dispatches from workforce members working with NATO and the government of Afghanistan to reform the procurement process, and fund and supply Afghan defense forces in a transparent, repeatable way.

  • Joint Light Tactical Vehicle team celebrates second Packard Award for acquisition excellence

    Feb 22, 2016

    Leaders from the Joint Project Office for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles recieve DOD's David Packard Award in Acquisition Excellence during a Pentagon ceremony last week--the team's second such award in just three years for their effort to field the next generation of light tactical vehicles for the Army and Marine Corps.

  • ASA(ALT) Principal Leadership Biographies

    Feb 5, 2016

    Biographies for the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (ASA(ALT)) and the Acquisition Executive, Hon. Katrina McFarland; the Principal Military Deputy to the ASA(ALT) Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson; Ms. Steffanie Easter, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology).

  • 16 Years and 7 commanders later ... logistics modernization finally hits Arsenal production floors

    Feb 3, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Many years ago, when the Army began to implement a logistics modernization program the Arsenal workforce was told that "change would not happen overnight," but to prepare themselves for a revolutionary change in how they would conduct future business. Nearly 16 years and seven commanders later, that revolutionary change will finally hit the Arsenal's production floors this spring.

  • Industry reps flock to Fort Belvoir contracting forum

    Feb 3, 2016

    More than 160 industry representatives from across the National Capital Region gathered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Jan. 13 for a small business acquisition forecast open house to hear a forecast of 2016 anticipated requirements hosted by the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Belvoir contracting office.

  • ASA(ALT) Senior Leadership Organizational Chart

    Feb 3, 2016

    ASA(ALT) Senior Leadership Organizational Chart

  • New MICC Academy underpins command transformation

    Feb 3, 2016

    Contracting officials here are creating a new one-stop virtual portal to assist Mission and Installation Contracting Command employees with career leadership development and training as part of the command's 2025 transformation.

  • The Army's big business of small business

    Jan 11, 2016

    With billions in contracting dollars going to small businesses for both products and services, there's no question that small companies are big business for the Army. That's why the January -- March issue of Army AL&T magazine is dedicated to small business, online now.

  • Leadership perspective: Command remains focused through transformation

    Dec 23, 2015

    We've seen a lot of change since my arrival at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command the first week in December 2011.

  • Commentary: Army science, technology drive innovation

    Jul 27, 2015

    Scientists and engineers from across government, industry and academia are searching for technology solutions to bring empower American warfighters. Innovation is the fuel for the Army of the future.

  • Army chemists study new kind of molecule

    Jul 14, 2015

    Imagine a future in which a chemical attack on a Middle Eastern village in the dead of night has no effect on the people in its path.

  • Getting Requirements Right

    Jul 14, 2015

    The Army delivered mission-essential and lifesaving QRCs to Soldiers during more than a dozen years at war. As a result, the Army is faced with the challenge of documenting requirements in order to transition those capabilities to programs of record. The following observations and opinions derive not just from personal experiences, but from professional discussions with peers, subordinates and leaders in TRADOC and the acquisition workforce. This article was originally published in the July - September 2015 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Army's HMS program advances "radio marketplace"

    Jul 14, 2015

    The Army's competitive radio marketplace is paving the path toward Full Rate Production (FRP) for both the Rifleman and Manpack Radios. The Army recently awarded contracts to two vendors for its Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) Rifleman Radio and is soon preparing to release the final Request For Proposals (RFP) for the Manpack Radio.

  • Faces of the Force: Ernest Keen

    Jul 14, 2015

    Mr. Ernest Keen discusses enjoying the challenges of working in Army Acquisition and his accomplishments in his short tenure. "Faces of the Force" is an online series highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce through the power of individual stories. Profiles are produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication and Support Branch, working closely with public affairs officers to feature Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please contact 703-805-1006.

  • Top defense firms recognized for superior performance

    Jul 14, 2015

  • Odierno visits Soldiers in Germany

    Jul 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited U.S. Soldiers and their commanders in the Grafenwoehr training area to talk to and listen to them, July 9.

  • French retires after 29 years of distinguished service to our Nation

    Jul 10, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, relinquished command of the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and Joint Munitions Command after two years as the senior leader and retired during an official ceremony, held here, July 9, at Memorial Park.

  • Army researcher's interest in robotics leads to innovative device

    Jul 2, 2015

    Robotic exoskeletons have been a science fiction theme and an engineering feat since the 1960s. Practical design techniques, which allow a fictional character to be stronger, more powerful or more functional intrigues engineers toward simplicity in futuristic innovation.

  • ATEC commander throws first pitch opening night

    Jul 2, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler, commander of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, throws out the first pitch for an Aberdeen IronBirds baseball game, June 19, at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen during Opening Night ceremonies.

  • Tactical reconnaissance vehicle project eyes hoverbike for defense

    Jul 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle concept as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats.

  • Army researcher invents new ways for intelligence analysts to visualize, interact with information

    Jun 30, 2015

    Army researchers are improving how computers manage a myriad of images, which will help analysts across the DOD intelligence community.

  • Unmanned aircraft team, recruiters support concert

    Jun 30, 2015

    CULLMAN -- Members of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office and members from the local Army Recruiting Battalion joined forces to support the Rock the South concert and festival June 19-20.

  • Armed Scout Helicopter team enters new chapter

    Jun 30, 2015

    There was no pomp or circumstance at this ceremony. Just a simple and small gathering of colleagues and friends from the Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office, the Program Executive Office for Aviation, and some members of the Redstone-Huntsville community. The focus of the Armed Scout Helicopter change of responsibility ceremony, in which Col. James Kennedy relinquished responsibility to his deputy Jimmy Downs on June 18, was about what makes up ASH Project Office -- its people.

  • Acquisition leader recognized for Operation United Assistance work

    Jun 30, 2015

    A member of the Army's acquisition corps was recognized for his work with the Joint Force Command-United Assistance Fiscal Triad Team, during an annual conference of the American Society of Military Comptrollers May 28, 2015, in New Orleans.

  • AMCOM recognizes success of employees

    Jun 30, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Three Aviation and Missile Command employee received the Commander's Award for Civilian Service on June 29 during one of the last official duties of outgoing AMCOM deputy commander Cathy Dickens.

  • 202-year-old Arsenal announces $27M program to upgrade historic facility

    Jun 24, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced today a $27 million program that will upgrade critical facilities, some of which date back to the mid-1800s, said the chief of public works.

  • Army scientists test fabric for new warfighter uniforms

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is leading an effort to design a new warfighter uniform - with added protection against chemical warfare agents encountered in the field.

  • New Army enclave -- fewer networks, smaller footprint

    Jun 24, 2015

    A new network stack, the Modular Communications Node - Advanced Enclave (MCN-AE), now enables intelligence users to connect into the WIN-T network. The enclave will enable the Army to begin converging disparate networks, beginning with the intelligence community, onto WIN-T.

  • Mentoring program fosters future leaders

    Jun 18, 2015

    From new hires to senior leaders, Picatinny employees gathered recently for the ARDEC Mentoring Program social event, held at the arsenal's Cannon Gate Catering and Conference Center.

  • Shoot, move and communicate

    Jun 5, 2015

    The Soldiers were from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade participated in a squad exercise evaluation June 4-5 at TTA TOM, a training area, in the ROK. The evaluation included events such as personnel recovery, weapons assembly, combat life-saver training, reacting to contact, and radio familiarization to name a few.

  • Hard at work in the Laser/Thermal Branch

    Jun 5, 2015

    The men and women of Anniston Army Depot's Laser/Thermal Branch work each day to overhaul and repair components for each vehicle line the installation receives. Each component is inspected thoroughly upon arrival at the shop before it is cleaned and repaired or upgraded as needed.

  • SMDC History: Systems Technology Program New Emphasis for BMD in 1975

    Jun 5, 2015

    SMDC remembers ballistic missile defense program

  • Army recognizes MICC small business efforts

    Jun 3, 2015

    Army officials recently recognized the Mission and Installation Contraction Command for its outreach and support efforts with the presentation of the Secretary of the Army Award for Small Business Utilization for 2014.

  • AMC supports joint and coalition forces

    Jun 3, 2015

    Personnel assigned to or aligned with Army Materiel Command are supporting U.S. Marines partnered with the Republic of Georgia's 43rd Light Infantry Battalion in missions to provide force protection here and ground patrols in the Bagram Ground Defense Area.

  • Army hosts Cyberspace Industry and Innovation Day

    Jun 3, 2015

    The Cyberspace Industry and Innovation Day, held on May 28 at the MITRE facility in McLean, Va., emphasized this collective tactic by bringing in industry and academia to meet with representatives from the Army cyber community to discuss requirements, expected funding profiles, the creation of a Cyber Innovation Challenge, and the possible establishment of a cyber consortium. Presenters also laid out the current cyber environment and emerging cyber gaps.

  • Planning underway for OCSJX-16

    Jun 3, 2015

    More than 25 representatives from across the DOD, Department of State, Transportation Command and joint staff met here May 26-29 for a concept development event and training objectives workshop in preparation for the Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2016.

  • Soldiers make 'better, faster decisions' due to Army modernization

    Jun 3, 2015

    The mission at hand for System of Systems Engineering and Integration, Capability Package Directorate, is to create the architecture and design integration of capability sets, provide support to program managers and field the sets to brigade combat teams.

  • Scientists Develop Novel "Spintronic" Sensors for the Army

    Jun 3, 2015

    TARDEC and university scientists develop ultrafast detection and spectral analysis of enemy radio transmissions for battledfield survivability applications.

  • Army Acquisition Workforce Invited to Tell How They Honor the Oath through "AAWHonorsTheOath"

    Jun 3, 2015

  • Army to introduce new command post wireless capability

    Jun 2, 2015

    By going wireless, command posts not only shed cumbersome cabling, but network set up and tear down times are cut from hours to minutes, making jumps easier and faster.

  • Army civilians recognized for CBRNE efforts

    Jun 2, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland -- Department of the Army civilians from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) were recognized by the Baltimore Federal Executive Board during its Annual Excellence in Federal Career Awards Ceremony.

  • Why Advanced Development Matters to the Warfighter

    Jun 2, 2015

    To keep our Soldiers safe and healthy in this ever-changing military climate, product developers must ensure that the Warfighter's medical equipment meets their evolving needs. Personnel at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity at Fort Detrick, Maryland, are the Department of Defense's advanced medical developers. They are the coordinators who work behind the scenes to get medical support products, like the IFAK, and vaccines, like the Adenovirus Vaccine in the hands of the Soldier.

  • Army Scientists Supporting Ebola Outbreak Establish First Genomic Surveillance Capability in Liberia

    Jun 2, 2015

    Army scientists working to support the Ebola virus outbreak response in West Africa have established the first genomic surveillance capability in Liberia, enabling them to monitor genetic changes in the virus within one week of sample collection. An article describing their work was recently published ahead of print in the online edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

  • U.S. Army Publishes Energy Security and Sustainability Strategy

    Jun 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army has published and released its strategic roadmap to future energy security and sustainability.

  • Army fields new flying command post

    Jun 1, 2015

    The Army recently fielded new secure in-flight network communications technology -- Enroute Mission Command Capability (EMC2) -- to provide real-time situational awareness to Global Response Force commanders and paratroopers, giving them a comprehensive understanding of the potential challenges waiting for them on the drop zone.

  • Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

    Jun 1, 2015

    The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select Military Clothing Sales Stores beginning, July 1.

  • Maintenance remains the key to mission readiness

    Jun 1, 2015

    Everyday Soldiers depend on their equipment and each other in order to remain mission ready. Extensive amounts of time go into training, however without the proper equipment, maintained and operable, Soldiers cannot tackle their daily duties. With the upcoming inactivation of 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, equipment maintenance is especially valuable in maintaining readiness in preparation for the arrival of 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, the rotational unit taking over for 1st ABCT in July.

  • Watervliet Arsenal's May 2015 Newsletter: The Salvo

    Jun 1, 2015

    A gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York for the month of May 2015. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation since the War of 1812.

  • TARDEC Associates Deliver Life-saving Innovation for M-ATV Blast Mitigation Protection

    Jun 1, 2015

    MRAP Product Manager for Vehicle Systems presents awards to TARDEC associates for their support on the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Soldier Safety spall liner repair kit initiative.

  • Army to field Operational Camouflage Pattern for uniforms

    Jun 1, 2015

    The next step toward greater Soldier protection comes July 1, when the Army begins to make the Operational Camouflage Pattern available for the Army Combat Uniform in select Military Clothing Sales Stores. The pattern will replace the current Universal Camouflage Pattern. The UCP has been used for the past decade.

  • Former astronaut discusses perspectives from space

    Jun 1, 2015

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, NJ-- Sandra Magnus had dreamed of being an astronaut since she was a little girl. When she turned 36 she got her first chance to travel to space. The former NASA astronaut, and current Executive Director American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauticsm, shared reflections, perspectives and lessons learned from her experiences in space with Picatinny Arsenal employees on March 30.

  • Team's seasonal icing test for aircraft thaws

    Jun 1, 2015

    After a year's effort, the Redstone Test Center's Icing Team has completed its icing test on Italian helicopter, Agusta-Westland 189, in Marquette, Michigan.

  • Exercise Puma 15 marks first for U.S., Polish, French armies

    Jun 1, 2015

    Soldiers, from the U.S., Polish, and French armies, completed a multi-battalion-sized training exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in Poland, May 29. Although between NATO allies, Exercise Puma 15 marks the first time the partners have conducted with battalions from each respective nation.

  • MICC Soldiers vying to become ACC best warrior

    May 28, 2015

    Two Soldiers from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are among the nine NCOs vying to become the Army Contracting Command Best Warrior during competition May 28 and 29 at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

  • Tech students design, race robots

    May 28, 2015

    Students in the Ansbach Middle High School Robotics Club and Tech Class competed in a robot battle at the school recently.

  • Further, faster with more: Special forces appreciates Osprey's capabilities

    May 28, 2015

    A group of U.S. Army special forces Soldiers recently partnered with Marine Corps aviators on Okinawa to conduct static line and military-freefall parachute operations from MV-22 Osprey military aircraft using the drop zone on Ie Shima island.

  • Army outfits first vehicles with electronic stability control

    May 20, 2015

    Electronic stability control, or ESC, is a computerized technology designed to improve vehicle stability and has been common in commercial automobiles for more than a decade. Thanks to a development effort initiated in 2010 by the U.S. Army's Program Office for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, or APO MRAP, the entire MaxxPro Family of MRAPs will soon sport ESC. This integration makes MRAPs the first U.S. Army vehicle platform to incorporate this important safety technology.

  • U.S., Saudi leaders review Saudis' aviation buildup

    May 7, 2015

    The Office of the Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program held its annual U.S./SANG Aviation Program Management Review April 1-7 in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Army Test Center showcases automotive and ammunition test capability to Army DAS

    Apr 29, 2015

    The Director of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. William T. Grisoli, drove full-speed ahead in an Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle at the Automotive Technology Evaluation Facility test track April 22 at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Aberdeen Test Center.

  • Sniper competition test more than just marksmanship

    Apr 29, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, April 29) -- Sniper teams from special-operations units, federal and state law enforcement agencies along with foreign competitors from around the globe converged on the Special Forces Sniper Course to put their skills to the test in this year's U.S. Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition.

  • MDARNG aviation unit facilitates casualty care exercise

    Feb 13, 2015

    The Maryland Army National Guard's C Co., 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment collaborated with active duty Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) instructors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) during a medic sustainment training event held at Weide Army Airfield in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and at other locations in the Edgewood area from Feb. 5-6, 2015

  • Innovation group showcases 3-D printing

    Feb 13, 2015

    "Lunch and Learn" events focus on introducing the ARDEC workforce to Picatinny's innovative facilities and capabilities as well as showcase the arsenal's 3-D printing and scanning abilities.

  • MICC first to implement warrant testing program

    Feb 13, 2015

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials are implementing a new warrant testing program for contracting officers possessing or seeking the warrant authority to award and administer contracts valued at more than $6.5 million.

  • Mr. Doug Wiltsie, ASA(ALT) Director of System of Systems Engineering and Integration

    Feb 13, 2015

  • BOSS program teaches vehicle maintenance

    Feb 13, 2015

    The Fort Campbell Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers was one of two BOSS programs selected by the Department of the Army for the BOSS Life Skills Training pilot program which began Monday.

  • Aviation Senior Leaders Forum: TRADOC CG speaks on way ahead

    Feb 13, 2015

    The future success of the Army will no longer be decided merely by having the best equipment or being the most technologically advanced, but by forward thinking and trusting in Army leadership, said the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command commanding general.

  • Soldiers test Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices at White Sands Missile Range

    Feb 13, 2015

    B-roll and interview clips of Soldiers testing targeting devices at White Sands Missile Range.

  • ASA(ALT) Sergeant Major to the PMILDEP, SGM Rory Malloy

    Feb 13, 2015

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Dec 23, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Leading Army researcher: Future of autonomous vehicles

    Dec 16, 2014

    Army Technology Magazine interviewed Paul D. Rogers, director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan. Rogers provides executive management to deliver advanced technology solutions for all Department of Defense ground systems and combat support equipment.

  • Intelligence center develops DCGS-A tactical engagement teams to support mission command

    Dec 16, 2014

    As the Army implements the new Army Operating Concept, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence developed the tactical engagement team concept to bring Distributed Common Ground System-Army subject matter experts to the operational Soldier, in support of mission command.

  • TLSC-E provides 'one-stop shop' for OAR retrograde

    Dec 16, 2014

    Multinational training exercises bring Soldiers and equipment from around the world together for a realistic training experience. After weeks of hard work and equipment use, it is time for the Soldiers and their gear to go home. One organization in Kaiserslautern, Germany, makes equipment retrograde easy.

  • Army developing robotic insects?

    Dec 16, 2014

    A mechanical fly buzzing into an enemy operations center for surveillance may still be the stuff of science fiction, but perhaps not for long.

  • 450 scientists visit Army Research Lab 'Open Campus'

    Dec 15, 2014

    In an effort to boost collaboration with academia and industry, the Army Research Laboratory hosted about 450 scientists from universities and private companies at its open house, Dec. 9-10, 2014.

  • Soldier uniforms may one day detect, neutralize biological threats

    Dec 15, 2014

    Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown antibodies currently used to detect biological hazards.

  • Australian Army visits CERDEC in preparation for NIE 17.1

    Dec 15, 2014

    The Australian Army G6 visited the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, Dec. 9, as part of initial coordination efforts leading up to his military's participation in the Network Integration Evaluation. The visit is a continuation of a broader collaboration between the Australian Defense forces and the U.S. Army to improve interoperability during multi-national coalition operations.

  • AMC chaplain visits Picatinny Arsenal

    Dec 15, 2014

    Lt. Col. Andrew Kim, the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) Command Surgeon, and Col. Scott Carson, AMC Command Chaplain, came to visit Picatinny Arsenal Nov. 19.

  • Tire Repair Program saves money at Camp Arifjan

    Dec 15, 2014

  • Army opens its doors to research collaboration

    Dec 15, 2014

    ADELPHI, Md. (Dec. 15, 2014) -- The Army opened its doors to a new era of collaboration between its scientists and their peers in industry, academia and other government agencies, which officials said will keep the nation's joint warfighting team on the cutting edge of technology.

  • Army installs first Ground Based Sense and Avoid radar at Fort Hood

    Dec 15, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The U.S. Army installed its first Ground Based Sense and Avoid system radar on Dec. 15 at Fort Hood, Texas, home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System companies, and is one of five installations that have been identified to acquire the system.

  • Aerospace engineer selected for aviation honor

    Dec 15, 2014

    An Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center employee has been selected as the 2014 John White Engineer of the Year by the Hampton Roads, Va. Chapter of the American Helicopter Society.

  • Army installs first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar

    Dec 15, 2014

    The Army installed its first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar system, Dec. 15, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas, home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned Aircraft system companies

  • Army, NGA leaders discuss geospatial systems integration and development of the AGE

    Dec 12, 2014

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12, 2014-- Members of the U.S. Army Geospatial-Enterprise Governance Board convened Monday at the Pentagon for their initial meeting of fiscal year 2015 to review the latest efforts being undertaken to tackle geospatial interoperability and the development of a network enabled geospatial enterprise despite growing fiscal challenges and reductions in the force structure.

  • PEO Aviation has more milestones on horizon

    Dec 12, 2014

    The Program Executive Office for Aviation looks back at some of the highlights in 2014 and has their sights set for more milestone achievements in 2015.

  • UAS project office celebrates National Guard birthday

    Dec 12, 2014

    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office celebrated the birthday of the Army National Guard, which officially turned 378 years old on Dec. 13, during a presentation and cake cutting Friday at the PM UAS conference room.

  • Human capital strategy needed to ensure future readiness

    Dec 11, 2014

    Incorporating objectives and metrics, Army Contracting Command officials are addressing organizational workforce requirements for the future.

  • UAS engineer cited for DoD acquisition achievement excellence

    Dec 11, 2014

    An engineer for the Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems product office was recognized with the 2014 Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes Dec. 9.

  • Shyu: Army modernization entering 'death spiral'

    Oct 15, 2014

    "This is a death spiral we're in now," said Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, describing the state of Army modernization.

  • The method behind the machine: Surgeon, shooter, Soldier

    Oct 14, 2014

    Between surgeries, his Army obligations, and shooting rifle competitions, it's hard to tell where one role begins and another ends.

  • Army researchers evaluate Soldier performance

    Oct 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate's Fort Leonard Wood field element recently completed a live-fire experiment with the modular protective system multipurpose guard tower on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Army acquisition leaders commemorate milestone anniversary, look to next 25 years

    Oct 14, 2014

    Army acquisition leaders celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Army Acquisition Corps at a commemorative event on the opening day of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.

  • Natick ensures insect-repellent clothing is safe, effective

    Oct 14, 2014

    When it comes to insect repellent, the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, makes sure Soldier uniforms are treated just right.

  • Army's NIE 15.1 continues to adapt network, evaluate emerging technology

    Oct 14, 2014

    Within 24 hours the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division (2/1 AD) took on five Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), two IED finds, two air assault missions, two route and reconnaissance missions, and two attack missions. And that's just the pilot phase.

  • President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

    Oct 8, 2014

    Oct. 13, 2014, marks 25 years since then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Carl E. Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps, a specially trained, dedicated group of military and civilian acquisition leaders who develop, field and sustain the critical systems and services that enable our Soldiers to fight and win our nation's wars.

  • NSRDEC, West Point collaborate to support innovative Soldier science, technology

    Oct 3, 2014

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center, in Massachusetts, have mutual interest in identifying research opportunities from within NSRDEC for execution within USMA's Academic departments and its centers, resulting in a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on researching innovative technologies such as methods to harvest energy on the battlefield to lighten Soldiers' load, and reduce dependency on batteries.

  • Natick's cognitive science research helps steer Soldiers in the right direction

    Oct 2, 2014

    When the going gets tough, Dr. Tad BrunyƩ wants to help. A member of the Cognitive Science Team at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, BrunyƩ is investigating spatial and non-spatial influences on Soldier navigation choices.

  • Rapid Equipping Force to fall under TRADOC

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Army has decided to retain the Rapid Equipping Force and move it under U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, despite the drawdown and pending sequestration, explained the Rapid Equipping Force director, speaking at a National Defense Industrial Association breakfast in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2014.

  • Army Materiel Command analysis group tours Picatinny to learn of capabilities

    Oct 1, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (Sept. 25, 2014) --Three members of the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity(AMSAA) group toured Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, Sept. 24 as a follow-up action to technical and facility data that Picatinny submitted in the spring.

  • Army AL&T magazine celebrates 25 years of Army acquisition

    Oct 1, 2014

    Twenty-five years ago, then-Army chief of Staff Gen. Carl E. Vuono signed a letter formally creating the Army Acquisition Corps (ACC). With this issue, we celebrate 25 years of Army Acquisition excellence, and the professionalism that the AAC represents.