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  • Army explores tactical 4G telemedicine

    Sep 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army explored whether real-time, electronic point-of-treatment care was possible or practical this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • Networked vehicles readied for delivery to 10th Mountain Division

    Sep 17, 2012

    The Army is ramping up limited production on a new fleet of networked mine resistant, ambush protected vehicles, as part of a sweeping effort to transform its tactical communications network.

  • Army exchange program enhances engineer's career

    Sep 13, 2012

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

  • Army Engineer rides again to honor wounded soldiers

    Sep 13, 2012

    An Army engineer is cycling in his second long-distance bike ride of the year to honor the nation's wounded warriors, after raising more than $10,000 for a ride earlier this year.

  • Communications-electronics research leadership strengthens bonds with local industry, government

    Sep 13, 2012

    Robert Zanzalari, CERDEC associate director, talked to members of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, or AFCEA, Aberdeen Chapter about the broad mission areas of CERDEC, CERDEC goals for 2020 and beyond, and where people can find more information about contracting and partnering with CERDEC.

  • Army rolls out networked Capability Set 13

    Sep 12, 2012

    To meet the aggressive schedule the Army set for Capability Set 13 fielding, dozens of engineers and support personnel at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, in Warren, Mich., have spent the last six months immersed in design, integration and production activities on the first five "super configuration" mine-resistant, ambush-protected prototype vehicles equipped with CS 13 assets.

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

    Sep 12, 2012

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

  • Army evaluates coalition communications through NIE process

    Sep 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army is bringing coalition partners into its future tactical communications network through the Network Integration Evaluation process.

  • Army hosts Network Industry Day

    Jul 23, 2012

    As it looks ahead to more Network Integration Evaluations, the Army hosted an industry day, July 19, 2012, to discuss opportunities to collaborate on the future tactical communications network.

  • Army engineers train Soldiers on renewable power systems

    Jul 17, 2012

    Army engineers spent four days in Anchorage, Alaska June 4-7, training Soldiers on portable, renewable power systems that enable extended missions in remote locations.

  • Researchers, officials collaborate for global demining efforts

    Jul 16, 2012

    Army researchers hosted national and foreign partners at the 2013-2014 Humanitarian Demining Requirements Workshop to plan humanitarian demining programming over the next two years at Fort Belvoir, Va., June 18-22, 2012.

  • Congressman, Army leader discuss cybersecurity, research

    Jul 3, 2012

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

  • Auxiliary power reduces fuel consumption, plus other benefits for large military vehicle

    Jul 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Army engineers demonstrated the possibility of a more fuel-efficient heavy-vehicle fleet at the Quartermaster Symposium held at Fort Lee, Va. June 11-15.

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

    Jul 2, 2012

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

  • R&D centers collaborate to enhance mission planning capabilities, engineers win award

    Jun 27, 2012

    Engineers from U.S. Army CERDEC and ERDC received the Outstanding Collaborative Research and Development Achievement Award for their work to automate route planning capabilities for the Command Post of the Future, or CPOF, system. The result of the teams' effort will provide lessons learned for production runs of the capability in the program of record.

  • PRESS RELEASE: One-of-a-kind Army lab aims to improve agile acquisition process

    Jun 25, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The new laboratory hub for C4ISR integration was officially launched here today and will have the mission to ensure candidate systems for Network Integration Evaluations are integrated and field-ready prior to testing.

  • Army civilian engineers team with Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Jun 21, 2012

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

  • APG Garrison leadership changes hands

    Jun 20, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A new era began at Aberdeen Proving Ground June 16 when Col. Orlando W. Ortiz transferred command of APG Garrison to Col. Gregory R. McClinton during a change of command ceremony at the post theater.

  • Army labs build network for next NIE

    Jun 12, 2012

    The Army has finished the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 12.2, where it validated and finalized Capability Set 13, the first integrated set of advanced tactical communications equipment that will be delivered to brigade combat teams starting this fall.

  • APG celebrates Army birthday with June 14 festivities

    Jun 11, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The community is invited to join in a variety of celebrations in honor of the Army's 237th birthday at Aberdeen Proving Ground June 14.

  • Army engineers spur development of tactical microgrids

    Jun 5, 2012

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

  • Straight talk from APG's top women leaders

    May 31, 2012

    Six women senior executives and two GS-15 leaders spoke to a room of 130 attendees about life lessons gained during their rise to key government positions during the Women in Defense luncheon at Beechtree catering facility in Aberdeen May 24.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Harvesting explosives proving valuable in disposing unexploded ordnance

    May 31, 2012

    CERDEC-developed Explosive Harvesting System continues to make a significant contribution to landmine and unexploded ordnance clearance operations in Cambodia.

  • Army takes important step towards enabling a Global Energy Grid for the battlefield

    May 30, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC engineers hosted the DISA CTO to discuss the Global Energy Grid, a CERDEC concept to leverage civilian smart grid technoogies to more efficiently deliver energy to U.S. forces worldwide. The GEG would use DISA-owned data command and control links to coordinate and schedule the generation and usage of military power sources. This could maximize the delivery of power from available sources to where it is needed most, and efficiently manage these resources.

  • Army takes important step towards enabling a Global Energy Grid for the battlefield

    May 30, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC engineers hosted the DISA CTO to discuss the Global Energy Grid, a CERDEC concept to leverage civilian smart grid technoogies to more efficiently deliver energy to U.S. forces worldwide. The GEG would use DISA-owned data command and control links to coordinate and schedule the generation and usage of military power sources. This could maximize the delivery of power from available sources to where it is needed most, and efficiently manage these resources.

  • Army delivers new blue force tracking system to Korea

    May 29, 2012

    The Army's next-generation friendly force tracking system that equips Soldiers with a faster satellite network, secure data encryption and advanced logistics for improved tactical communications and situational awareness has deployed to installations in Korea.

  • Aberdeen Community honors fallen Soldiers

    May 29, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders, veterans, local citizens and elected officials gathered to pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice as well as veterans of the past, present and future during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Aberdeen War Memorial, in Festival Park May 28.

  • Army promotes S&T opportunities to Harford students

    May 25, 2012

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

  • Army evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

    May 22, 2012

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

  • PRESS RELEASE: Defense researchers exceed 1 Gbps in SATCOM throughput

    May 21, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Department of Defense researchers made a giant leap toward increasing satellite throughput by successfully transmitting an unprecedented 1.3 gigabit per second (Gbps) carrier signal via the Wideband Global Satellite during the wee hours of the morning, May 19 at the Wahiawa satellite communications, or SATCOM, facility in Hawaii.

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

    May 18, 2012

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

  • RDECOM senior NCO discusses command's support in Afghanistan

    May 17, 2012

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

  • New employees gain understanding of center and product realization

    May 17, 2012

    U.S. Army employees attended an orientation to introduce them to the mission of the Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center's Product Realization Engineering & Quality Directorate, or CERDEC PRD, May 16.

  • Army seeks nominations for annual greatest inventions awards

    May 11, 2012

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

  • Army scientists develop deployable renewable-energy solutions

    May 10, 2012

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

  • Army Engineer raises $10,000, cycles 350 miles in honor of wounded veterans

    May 8, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md.-- A U.S. Army veteran turned engineer raised more than $10,000 cycling across Texas for wounded veterans. David A. McClung rode 350 miles alongside wounded warriors and their supporters in the Ride 2 Recovery, or R2R, Don't Mess with Texas Challenge, April 16-22.

  • Improved batteries, SWIPES to lighten Soldiers' load

    May 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is lightening the Soldier's load by developing smaller and lighter batteries. Scientists and engineers are unburdening the Soldier, increasing maneuverability, reducing fatigue, and cutting time needed for battery re-charging.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Intercommunication system aims to reduce costs, ease aviation integration

    May 3, 2012

    Army engineers are designing and fabricating a mobile communication test console with a UH-60M digital intercommunication system.

  • Soldiers execute realistic scenario, face hybrid threat as NIE begins

    May 1, 2012

    The Army's largest ever network field exercise rolled into action today, as more than 4,000 Soldiers began to execute a rigorous scenario designed to measure the performance and operational value of advanced tactical communications equipment under real-world conditions.

  • C4ISR congratulates student competitors of the Monmouth Junior Science Symposium

    Apr 13, 2012

    Gary Martin, deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, gave congratulatory remarks, on behalf of C4ISR and area Department of Defense supporters, during the 50th Annual Monmouth Junior Science Symposium recently in Tinton Falls, N.J.

  • Army examining what capabilities "make sense" for the network of the future

    Apr 10, 2012

    Network modernization is an Army priority. The U.S. Army will assess capabilities and emerging C4ISR technologies as part of its efforts to shape the future network when its annual integrated capabilities event begins at Fort Dix, N.J., April 16. The work will support initiatives to provide actionable intelligence at the squad level and improved situational awareness to dismounted Soldiers. The event, which provides an opportunity for stakeholders from across the DoD to integrate and exercise future force capabilities, will also inform efforts to accelerate and recapitalize C4ISR technologies into the current force, thus supporting the Agile acquisition process.

  • RDECOM Soldier of the Year receives first promotion

    Apr 5, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - One week after winning Soldier of the Year in the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition, Pfc. Joshua Inserra was promoted to specialist at the RDECOM communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, headquarters, here, April 5.

  • Improved analysis of airborne threats provides more time for pilot to respond

    Apr 2, 2012

    The Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment Technology Demonstration Program Correlation Software is government developed software that improves aircraft survivability and mission planning beyond currently available software by bringing together available threat data and analyzing that data so the pilot doesn't have to do so separately.

  • Army Spring Summer Safety Campaign Underway

    Mar 30, 2012

    Fort Rucker, Ala. (April 1, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences it's official Spring and Summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Family Members and Department of the Army Civilians to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.

  • Four RDECOM Soldiers vie for command honors

    Mar 26, 2012

    Four enlisted Soldiers will test their physical fitness, endurance, technical aptitude and reasoning skills March 26 to 30 for top honors within the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. On a sunny, cool and breezy morning, three staff sergeants and one private first class kicked off the five-day competition for RDECOM Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • New Army policy provides communications security solutions

    Mar 22, 2012

    A new policy established by Army acquisition officials for the procurement and deployment of all communications security (COMSEC) technologies will help ensure that critical information does not fall into the wrong hands.

  • Army labs prepare systems for Network Integration Evaluation

    Mar 21, 2012

    In advance of this spring's major field exercise for the Army's new tactical communications network, engineers are putting systems through their paces to ensure a smooth handoff to the troops conducting the evalutions.

  • CERDEC directorate reorganizes its workforce to better emphasize integrated capabilities solutions

    Mar 20, 2012

    The CERDEC Command and Control Directorate, or C2D, has changed its name to Command, Power and Integration -- CP&I -- and has restructured its branches to better emphasize its core competencies and to ensure that these competencies are not split across divisions. The new organization name directly reflects the mission of the organization, which is to innovate and implement solutions in the specific core competencies of Mission Command Capabilities, Mission Command Computing Platforms, Power and Energy, and C4ISR Platform Prototyping & Integration.

  • Army converging operations, intelligence tools at next NIE

    Mar 9, 2012

    A web-based system, similar to an "app store," that fuses real-time operations data and accumulated intelligence will be evaluated by Soldiers at the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 in May.

  • Army Career Tracker Now Available to 1/3 of Civilian Workforce

    Mar 8, 2012

    Employees in seven more Civilian Career Programs now have access to Army Career Tracker (ACT), the Army's first comprehensive leader development and career management tool that integrates training, assignment history, education and experiential learning into one personalized, user-friendly online interface for all personnel.

  • Army R&D building future STEM workforce

    Mar 2, 2012

    Promoting science, technology, engineering and math - STEM - is essential to the nation's defense. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics RD&E center, or CERDEC, is in the eighteenth year of sponsoring its Summer Science & Math Camps. During the camps, state-certified teachers instruct subjects such as flight and rocketry, satellites, robotics and sensors; students also tour CERDEC labs so they can "see what actual engineers are doing". hands-on camp setting designed to enhance student interest in STEM.

  • Army-sponsored team competes in robotics competition

    Mar 2, 2012

    Representatives from U.S. Army RDECOM will be available from 11 -- noon, Friday, March 9, at the FIRST Robotics competition at the Baltimore Convention Center to speak about the Army's efforts to support STEM education -- including local programs. U.S. Army RDECOM is sponsoring two teams in the competition.

  • Students unveil robot for CERDEC mentors

    Feb 28, 2012

    A team of local high school students unveiled a robot they built under the guidance of mentors from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC. The robot will be sent to the Chesapeake Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the Baltimore Convention Center March 8-10.

  • Army's top signal officer tours C4ISR campus, explores acquisitions efficiencies

    Feb 8, 2012

    Members of Team C4ISR showed promise becoming a reality to Lt. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence, the Army's chief information officer/G6, Jan. 30, 2012, during her visit to the C4ISR Center of Excellence.

  • Cloud computing to integrate with current Army system

    Feb 1, 2012

    The Army hosted an Industry Day on Jan. 10-12, 2012, to inform potential technology development partners of new capabilities that support Army cloud computing development efforts and hear how potential partners could contribute to those efforts.

  • Network modernization business practices allow Army to trim costs

    Feb 1, 2012

    Facing an environment of emerging fiscal constraints, the Army is using its Network Integration Evaluation efforts, part of the Agile Acquisition Process, to force a shift from Research, Developmental, Technical and Engineering efforts to the procurement of mature network capability that will be fielded starting in 2013.

  • Human elements technology closer to reality

    Jan 26, 2012

    About 60 people from Department of Defense organizations, national organizations and academia met last month to discuss current human elements research and breakthroughs to determine areas of shared interest in the organizations.

  • Army integrating intel systems to increase response time in the field

    Jan 17, 2012

    The Army is looking to decrease the time between data collection and Soldier action by the spring with the Vigilant Pursuit system. The Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, is working with the Army G-2 to accomplish G-2 Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Richard P. Zahner's military intelligence rebalance by delivering a relevant and robust multi-intelligence capability that helps facilitate commanders' decisions, said Ephraim Joe Befecadu, a systems engineer at CERDEC's Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate.

  • Army hosts network modernization Industry Day

    Jan 12, 2012

    Army officials hosted more than 275 industry representatives at new integration facilities at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., this week, stressing the service's commitment to its new "agile" approach to modernizing the tactical communications network.

  • San Antonio students view Army science, technology

    Jan 6, 2012

    Nearly 1,000 students from five San Antonio high schools took part in interactive science and technology demonstrations presented by U.S. Army educational outreach coordinators, scientists and engineers this week.

  • Army unveils latest STEM recruiting tool

    Jan 6, 2012

    The Army launched its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Army Strong Zone as a prelude to Army All-American Bowl in the Alamodome Jan. 7, 2012.

  • Army organization supports DOD flight tests, modifications

    Jan 5, 2012

    The CERDEC Flight Activity is at the heart of testing systems that go into aircraft such as various infrared counter measures, signals intelligence sensor systems and radar systems as well as handling post-production modifications like fast rope systems, adapted seats and paint jobs.

  • Army network integration facilities simulate battlefield environment

    Jan 5, 2012

    Armed with the ability to recreate a battlefield network environment in its multiple integrated testing facilities here, the Army is providing advanced technologies to the field faster and with greater efficiency.

  • Army aiming for vehicle-based Common Operating Environment

    Dec 19, 2011

    On the dynamic and complex battlefield, the Common Operating Environment will streamline communications between Soldiers in vehicles and higher headquarters, creating seamless interoperability between the computers, sensors and applications they use.

  • C4ISR Center of Excellence reaches out to industry

    Dec 19, 2011

    More than 450 business and economic development representatives from across the country gathered here Dec. 7-8 for the annual command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry and Small Business Conference.

  • Incoming executive deputy visits RDECOM facilities

    Dec 16, 2011

    The incoming top civilian for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command toured facilities at Aberdeen Proving Ground Dec. 13-14.

  • RDECOM facilitates collective NCO feedback on communications-electronics capabilities

    Dec 12, 2011

    Non-Commissioned Officers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's centers provided a Soldier's perspective on defense technology when they visited the command's communications-electronics center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. They received a tour of CERDEC's facilities and hands-on demonstrations of its technologies as part of the RDECOM Quarterly NCO Professional Development program.

  • US Army finds STEM Superstars in Maryland school

    Dec 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, piloted a science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, program for students in first-through-fifth grade, Nov. 7 -- 10, Hickory Elementary School, Bel Air, Md.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground to unveil alternative energy source

    Nov 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army is installing hydrogen fuel cells at three Aberdeen Proving Ground facilities as part of an initiative to boost alternative energy sources at military installations, officials announced Nov. 14, 2011.

  • Army step closer to enabling self-aware network

    Nov 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center has developed cognitive wireless networking capabilities that employ network-wide learning and reasoning algorithms that share information that enable nodes to make decisions.

  • Army computer scientist delivers solutions in combat

    Nov 4, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A U.S. Army computer scientist from APG has been developing mission-critical software in Afghanistan to support Soldiers in combat. Zach Hall, a civilian scientist with the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, has deployed twice to Operation Enduring Freedom as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency team. His first tour was at Bagram Air Base; this past summer, he spent three months at a small outpost in Kandahar Province. Federal Computer Week magazine recognized Hall in October as a "Rising Star" in government information technology for his work in theater.

  • APG Cohort studies strategic thinking at Gettysburg

    Oct 26, 2011

    A staff ride around the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg Oct. 18 was anything but a walk in the park for the APG Cohort.

  • US Army modified UH-60M used in arrest of alleged members of Mexican drug cartel

    Oct 17, 2011

    Blackhawk helicopters modified by the U.S. Army for the Mexican military were used in an operation in Colombia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico that lead to the arrest of alleged members of Los Zetas.

  • Army honors top inventions of 2010

    Oct 11, 2011

    U.S. Army officials honor the scientific contributions that led to superior equipment and technology in support of Soldiers.

  • Ironman, the Sequel: From couch potato to Kailua-Kona in less than four years

    Oct 5, 2011

    CERDEC civilian program manager trains to compete in Ironman Championships in Hawaii Oct. 8 , 2011

  • New campus built on tradition of excellence

    Oct 5, 2011

    Army Team C4ISR dedicated its new state-of-the-art campus, here Sept. 15. The buildings within the Center of Excellence campus highlight the spirit of innovation and culture of technological advancement.

  • C4ISR campus supports student STEM competition

    Sep 21, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The eCYBERMISSION program kicked off its road show to register virtual judges yesterday at the new C4ISR Center of Excellence campus here.

  • Legacy of NJ scientist transitioned to MD

    Sep 20, 2011

    As the home of the Army communication-electronics finished its move from the Jersey Shore to the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland Sep. 15, pioneering scientists and engineers will not be forgotten.

  • Fort Monmouth's contributions shine during final farewell

    Sep 18, 2011

    With several hundred people in attendance, Fort Monmouth's final retreat ceremony was held at the Fort's Cowan Park on Sept. 15. The American flag was taken down from its pole for the final time during the post's existence as an active military installation. Just two days prior, on Sept. 13, the Fort's inactivation ceremony and casing of the colors was held at Russel Hall, with the ceremony marking the last time the Fort Monmouth Army Garrison flew its colors and the completion of the unit's active duty time in the operational force.

  • Guardian of the Army's Network passes the torch

    Sep 14, 2011

    Col. Chuck Hoppe, former project manager of Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T), relinquished the PM WIN-T charter to Col. Edward Swanson in a ceremony hosted by Brig. Gen. N. Lee S. Price, program executive officer for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical, on Aug. 4 at the Myer Auditorium at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md. During the ceremony Hoppe received the Legion of Merit Award for his exceptional service and superior performance during his tenure as PM for WIN-T.

  • Project Manager Mobile Electric Power leadership changes hands

    Sep 14, 2011

    The military's provider of tactical electric power for the front lines recently welcomed aboard a new leader, who will continue his predecessor's push for efficiencies in generating and using power on the battlefield.

  • Army rolls out web-based mission command

    Sep 9, 2011

    Combining the power of Google Earth, social networking and existing tactical communications systems, the Army is rolling out a new web-based tool that could deliver a common operating picture of the battlefield to any network user with a laptop.

  • U.S. Army research and development center's summer of STEM

    Sep 6, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Exciting elementary students about the world of math and science, working with teachers to enhance engineering curriculums and paving pathways to future careers for college students describes this year's busy summer of outreach for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, headquartered here.

  • Radio-based combat ID may be available within a year

    Aug 23, 2011

    The U.S. Army announced it has completed assessments for radio-based combat identification capabilities that may be used to further leverage pervasive legacy radio systems in theater. UNSA, a software update embedded in SINCGARS, runs on multiple frequencies, which will provide more flexibility. With embedded GPS, it's able to send situational awareness data to Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below, or FBCB2, to any other mounted or dismounted SINCGARS within radio frequency range, regardless of the voice net being used.

  • Ordnance Reef munitions removal, disposal demonstration complete

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Army has completed the field portion of its technical demonstration to evaluate new strategies to recover and destroy underwater military munitions.

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