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  • Army Europe highlights interoperability at communications conference

    Feb 5, 2016

    Signal, cyber and communications experts from industry, government and the militaries of several NATO allied and partner nations gathered together for the 9th annual Mobile Deployable Communications Conference in Warsaw, Poland, Feb. 4-5.

  • Army needs appropriated funds to ensure energy security

    Feb 5, 2016

    While the Army is making great progress meeting its energy efficiency and renewable energy targets, this is not enough, said Richard Kidd, the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for energy and sustainability.

  • Picatinny creates videos for howitzer training

    Feb 4, 2016

    Picatinny engineers are creating M777A2 howitzer maintenance training videos to enhance the ability of Soldiers and Marines to conduct maintenance tasks in all operational environments.

  • Computer network defense team trains to safeguard Florida

    Feb 3, 2016

    Most Floridians are probably aware that the Soldiers and airmen of the state's National Guard forces are there to help in an emergency or deployed to combat.

  • Company provides support and training to Soldiers

    Feb 2, 2016

    Cross-training in the Army can be nearly as effective at creating a shared understanding as the old adage to "walk a mile in his shoes."

  • Natick scientists collaborating to create 'second-skin' protection

    Jan 28, 2016

    NATICK, Mass. (Jan. 28, 2016) -- Collaboration has long been second nature for researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, and now a partnership is being applied to developing "second-skin," chemical-biological protection.

  • Sky Soldiers, special operations intelligence specialists refine skills during combined training

    Jan 22, 2016

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 10th Special Forces Group began Exercise Wolfenstein, a 22-day signal intelligence training event in Germany, Jan. 5, 2016.

  • Network interoperability key to common operating picture

    Jan 22, 2016

    Working to address aspects of coalition mission command interoperability, senior Army leaders recently participated in an executive level site visit at Joint Multi-National Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Army training aims at cybersecurity

    Jan 21, 2016

    In a continuing effort to better train U.S. Army engineers in all things cyber, the Army is offering a graduate level certificate in the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity starting Feb. 10.

  • Tobyhanna workforce improves processes, realizes $25 million financial benefit

    Jan 21, 2016

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Do-It-Yourself (DIY)-type projects saved Tobyhanna a bundle by cutting labor hours and material costs during fiscal year 2015.

  • Army prepares to test enhanced network operation tools at NIE 16.2

    Jan 19, 2016

    To make it easier for Soldiers to manage the vast tactical communications network, the Army plans to operationally evaluate newly enhanced and simplified network operations tools during Network Integration Evaluation 16.2 this spring.

  • Malicious coders will lose anonymity as identity-finding research matures

    Jan 15, 2016

    A team of university students tested a tool kit that may one day help analysts to identify malware authors more quickly.

  • Corps of Engineers approves flood control plan for San Francisco Bay

    Jan 14, 2016

    The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan designed to protect South San Francisco Bay from tidal flooding and rising sea levels. It includes the construction of new levees and the restoration of nearly 3,000 acres of land to tidal marsh habitat.

  • Army helps to meet nutritional needs of Mars astronauts

    Jan 12, 2016

    Researchers in the Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are working on two projects for NASA to help meet the nutritional needs of astronauts at a space station and astronauts traveling to Mars.

  • Corps breaks ground on North Detention Area for Everglades project

    Jan 8, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alongside federal, state and local officials, celebrated the start of construction on one of the three remaining contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County.

  • Astronaut application deadline approaching

    Jan 8, 2016

    Are you a Soldier who wants to reach for the stars? It is possible, and the deadline for applications is approaching.

  • Tobyhanna brings network back to life, continues wireless mission

    Jan 6, 2016

    Tobyhanna Army Depot personnel recently routed more than 16 miles of cat-6 cable to 539 wireless access points at Letterkenny Army Depot, marking the ninth and most recent site across the Army Materiel Command to receive an upgraded wireless local area network.

  • Soldiers test robotics on 'battlefield'

    Jan 4, 2016

    Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.

  • Major flooding threatens Mississippi River Valley, Army Corps flood fighters fully engaged

    Dec 30, 2015

    The Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, fully activated its flood fighting emergency management operations for the Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts to manage rapidly-rising water levels on the Mississippi River and several tributaries, with the highest Mississippi River levels since the Great Flood of 2011.

  • Army needs Soldiers to get amped up for Prime Power

    Dec 30, 2015

    Some know how to replace a light switch. They're electricians. Others know how to wire up an entire basecamp. Those are 12P "Prime Power production specialists," and the Army needs more of them in the training pipeline.

  • Innovative designs, smart manufacturing deliver Soldier readiness

    Dec 28, 2015

    Army production and logistics is teaming with Army research and development to better streamline the rapid design and fielding of cutting-edge technologies to the Soldier.

  • iReport smartphone application now available for free download

    Dec 22, 2015

    The U.S. Army Europe counterintelligence division has officially released a new smartphone application to facilitate the "if you see something, say something" reporting process for service members, civilians, contractors and Family members in Europe.

  • Some 'Star Wars' tech inspired by the Army's experiments in mobility

    Dec 21, 2015

    The Army has a flying saucer -- a real, honest-to-goodness flying saucer. It also has a jetpack, a hover car and an all-terrain walking vehicle. If that sounds like something out of a "Star Wars" movie, that's because Hollywood is influenced by the Army's experimental technologies.

  • Soldiers bid farewell to Army's oldest unmanned aircraft

    Dec 21, 2015

    The Army's oldest unmanned aircraft system had its final flight here as part of a ceremony that marked transitions for both the aircraft and its operators, Dec. 16.

  • Far East District partnership teaches hands-on engineering tools

    Dec 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District continued its partnership with Department of Defense Dependent Schools Korea promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics with its third annual earthquake tower challenge competition at Seoul American Middle School, Dec. 16.

  • Army technology team helps field robot

    Dec 18, 2015

    U.S. Army science and technology advisors have initiated a project to field a robot capable of assessing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives threats from a safe distance.

  • Dailey emphasizes value of Soldier perspective at Army R&D center

    Dec 16, 2015

    Bringing together the operational expertise of Army noncommissioned officers and the scientific expertise of civilian engineers is key for better capabilities to get to the field faster, said the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during a visit to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Dec. 14.

  • Researchers evaluate true effects of hearing loss for Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2015

    Army Medicine audiology researchers are studying how hearing loss affects Soldier performance on the battlefield, giving commanders a better understanding of real-world limitations, and helping create a new, more realistic, standard for hearing profiles.

  • WIN-T network upgrades: Smaller kit, increased capability

    Dec 15, 2015

    The Army is fielding upgrades for its at-the-halt tactical communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1, which increase readiness, security and capability while reducing equipment by a third for a more powerful and expeditionary current and future force.

  • Army fields streamlined network initialization tool to Korea

    Dec 9, 2015

    Before the Army's mission command and networked tools can be put to work, these advanced capabilities must first be able to communicate with each other.

  • Army Threat Systems Management Office demonstrates electronic warfare jammer technology

    Dec 7, 2015

    The Army Threat Systems Management Office team visited the National Training Center, Dec. 2, to demonstrate electronic jamming technologies recently developed at their Redstone Arsenal office in Alabama.

  • Project JUPITR early warning system can save lives

    Dec 4, 2015

    At U.S. military installations throughout the world, military police monitor force protection sensors, which consist of conventional and thermal imaging cameras, ground surveillance radar and seismic and acoustic sensors.

  • Avoiding electronic warfare Pearl Harbor

    Dec 3, 2015

    Electronic warfare in the Army is undergoing a revolution, not an evolution, according to the Army's senior electronic warfare officer Col. Jeffrey Church, the Army's EW chief at the Pentagon.

  • Hammack wants Army off grid

    Dec 3, 2015

    If a tsunami ever hits Oahu, Hawaii, where tens of thousands of troops are stationed, power would be knocked out across the island and military operations would be impacted because all of the electrical generators are located along the shore, said Katherine Hammack.

  • New autonomous robot extends communication beyond line-of-sight

    Dec 2, 2015

    Army engineers demonstrated autonomous robots as part of a teaming effort to evolve natural interaction between Soldiers and autonomous systems during an exercise here, Nov. 2-3.

  • Nigerien, Malian soldiers aid U.S. Army's language-translation technology

    Dec 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army is testing and upgrading a language-translation program by training with African soldiers, officials said.

  • Picatinny Arsenal engineers cook up new recipe for biofuel

    Dec 1, 2015

    While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel.

  • New virtual storefront helps secure Army systems

    Dec 1, 2015

    Think of it as iTunes for Army communications. But instead of purchasing music, Army units can order cryptographic keys and download them securely over-the-network.

  • I Corps validates new mobile command post proof-of-concept

    Nov 29, 2015

    In response to an I Corps operational needs statement, a new mission command on the move pilot program is expected to provide an armored platform that enables corps-level leaders and Soldiers to execute mission command during ground maneuver by obtaining real-time situational awareness, a common operating picture, and voice, video and data communications with higher and subordinate headquarters.

  • Smaller Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency tackles new challenges

    Nov 25, 2015

    Simulating a scenario from Afghanistan, a civilian dressed in a white robe stood outside in front of a green background underneath a small, open shelter. About 200 feet away, in a tent filled with monitors and computers, an analyst looked at output from an array of sensors that were pointed at the man, and determined he was wearing some sort of explosive device.

  • New facility shows path to future Army training

    Nov 23, 2015

    A team of Soldiers and civilians is hammering plywood together and adding off-the-shelf electronics to demonstrate ideas for a new generation of Army training capabilities.

  • Natick researcher develops turkey bacon, turkey jerky

    Nov 23, 2015

    Natick researcher Dr. Tom Yang wants to talk turkey. Yang is a food technologist in the Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. He is working on healthier forms of jerky and bacon made from turkey that he believes Soldiers will gobble up.

  • Louisiana National Guard cyber team trains to defend Web

    Nov 23, 2015

    More than 40 Louisiana National Guardsmen with the Cyber Defense Incident Response Team took part in a two-day training event at Louisiana State University's Stephenson Disaster Management Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Nov. 14-15.

  • Army aviation executive shares milestones, goals

    Nov 21, 2015

    Getting to the finish line starts with a contract award. That was the message from the program executive officer for aviation that resonated with the audience and was echoed by many of the other speakers and panel members during the annual Army Aviation Association of America Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium and Aviation Product Symposium in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Natick aims for zero food waste

    Nov 20, 2015

    Realizing that food makes up 21 percent of all the waste dropped into this nation's landfills, three ambitious folks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, or NSSC, seek to put the installation on a diet of sorts.

  • Army launches innovation challenge on cyber situational awareness

    Nov 20, 2015

    To investigate new technology and solutions that could help tactical commanders visualize the cyber domain and calculate risk from cyber threats, the Army kicked off a Cyber Innovation Challenge with an industry day, Nov. 18.

  • Innovative agencies partner to counter drone threat

    Nov 17, 2015

    Two Army organizations that have been teaming up to provide warfighters with innovations downrange are now looking to prevent a threat from the proliferation of small unmanned aerial systems.

  • Army researchers add power, range to artillery

    Nov 16, 2015

    Picatinny Arsenal engineers are improving artillery by extending its range, power and versatility by using an electrically-responsive method to control energetic materials such as propellants.

  • Joint radio network manager supports next generation military satellite comms

    Nov 16, 2015

    Joint forces are using Joint Enterprise Network Manager, a software application that manages lower tactical radio networks, to support the operational test of the Mobile User Objective System, the next generation of military satellite communication.

  • NASA, Army celebrate 50 years of rotorcraft collaboration

    Nov 13, 2015

    A joint agreement, signed in 1965, has allowed NASA and Army researchers to work side by side to improve rotorcraft

  • EEG may someday boost Soldiers' cognitive ability

    Nov 13, 2015

    New and complex technology for Soldiers can tax their mental ability, since the brain has finite processing capability, said David Hairston, a neuroscientist.

  • Fort Drum participates in testing high-performance insulation technology

    Nov 12, 2015

    Fort Drum is the site of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project, which will test high-performance insulation technology designed to keep heat indoors more effectively and with greater cost savings to the government.

  • Experts: Winning cyberwar takes getting talent management right

    Nov 12, 2015

    Talent management is essential for getting the right people in the right place, at the right time, for any Army job - but especially for cyber, an Army manpower leader said.

  • Mad Scientists: Brainpower next frontier in Army's arsenal

    Nov 10, 2015

    Human performance will be as important, if not more important, than technology in 2030," predicted a high-level Army intelligence expert.

  • Key to cyber success: Operators must learn land operations language

    Nov 10, 2015

    Cyber may ultimately be commander's business. But for commanders to adopt and employ capabilities that the cyber community brings to the table, operators must excel at explaining their abilities in terms commanders can understand.

  • Fort Devens balances training, environmental stewardship

    Nov 6, 2015

    Think about training Soldiers, and protecting the environment probably doesn't come immediately to mind. Yet, finding a way to balance the two needs consumes each and every workday for Ben Amos, the Integrated Training Area Management coordinator on Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

  • Robo-Raven may one day fly for Soldiers

    Nov 6, 2015

    In the future, it's possible that some unmanned aerial vehicles might sport wings that flap like a bird or a butterfly.

  • Army researchers connect with partners at open campus open house

    Nov 5, 2015

    The U.S. Army research community joined its counterparts in academia and industry to discuss better collaboration techniques during a conference Nov. 3-4.

  • Army's MIND Lab able to decode brain waves

    Nov 5, 2015

    In an Army Research Laboratory facility here called "The MIND Lab," a desktop computer was able to accurately determine what target image a Soldier was thinking about.

  • Rucksack may someday power Soldiers' gear

    Nov 4, 2015

    A novel attachment to the Soldier's assault pack might someday reduce the number of batteries carried to power night-vision devices, radios and other equipment, as well as help make dismounted patrols less fatiguing.

  • Army to recruit up to 70 researchers for California laboratory

    Nov 3, 2015

    As part of an initiative to spur scientific breakthroughs, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory plans to recruit up to 70 researchers to be based at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies in Playa Vista, California.

  • Tobyhanna, industry merge talents to repair new technology

    Nov 2, 2015

    With an eye to the future, Army aviation officials recently merged the talents of Tobyhanna Army Depot and Rockwell Collins to repair cutting-edge technology used on the CH-47F Chinook helicopter.

  • Army scientists improve biosurveillance technology

    Nov 2, 2015

     Members of an Army chemical-biological research team set up biological sensors for an operational demonstration at a U.S. military installation in Osan, South Korea.

  • Science advisors engage in technology discussions in Malaysia

    Oct 30, 2015

    U.S. Army science advisors traveled to Exercise Keris Strike 15 in Malaysia to discuss technological and equipment issues with Soldiers.

  • TRADOC opens app store

    Oct 30, 2015

    The Army's Training and Doctrine Command has stood up its own online app store to bring the command's body of knowledge to Soldiers where they are most likely to ingest it: online and on the move.

  • Mission Command: Chatter evolves into chat

    Oct 30, 2015

    A flight of helicopters, part of an air cavalry squadron, are on a mission over Iraq when they observe enemy action on the ground. A Size, Activity, Location, and Time report is radioed to Battle Captain Seth Vieux: "Four insurgents are setting an improvised explosive device at this location grid, time now."

  • Expert: Rapid modeling of new systems vital to countering threats

    Oct 29, 2015

    Winning in an increasingly complex world means overcoming unforeseen and rapidly-emerging threats, Dr. Jeffrey Holland said. The Army and the rest of the Department of Defense cannot yet effectively counter unanticipated threats with new weapons systems, he argued, because to get from design to program of record to fielding takes upwards of 10 years. In the meantime, new technology "disrupts that program of record."

  • Early environmental testing quickly pushes equipment to the limit

    Oct 27, 2015

    Explosive atmospheres, extreme temperature fluctuations and powerful vibrations are just some of the punishing environmental conditions military communications equipment must endure on the battlefield or in the sky.

  • Fort McCoy projects reflect Energy Action Month ideals

    Oct 27, 2015

    October is National Energy Action Month, and at Fort McCoy, several initiatives and projects reflect efforts at the national, Army, and Department of Defense levels.

  • Picatinny launches app to search laboratories

    Oct 27, 2015

    Software engineers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center have developed a new mobile application that allows users to research laboratories across the Department of Defense.

  • Corps-authorized environmental restoration project reaches milestone

    Oct 27, 2015

    The largest private environmental restoration project in the Bay Area - authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers two years ago - reached a major milestone this week with the breaching of a levee that will allow the San Francisco Bay to expand northward, restoring marshland and wildlife while also providing protection against sea-level rise.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for ominous El Nino forecast

    Oct 24, 2015

    From gauging water levels behind dams, insuring the durability of levees, to working with local communities, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in San Francisco has embarked on an extensive effort to prepare the Bay Area and its network of waterways, wetlands and reservoirs for the arrival of an El Nino weather pattern, which forecasters warn could bring prolonged periods of heavy rain, mudslides and flooding to a region more accustomed to years of drought.

  • Cyber warfare capabilities change modern battlefield

    Oct 23, 2015

    Five Soldiers camouflaged under thick vegetation crawl on their bellies through the woods, dragging weapons and heavy backpacks with them until they are within sight of a small compound of buildings.

  • Army cyber forces take part in second Fort Polk training rotation for tactical pilot

    Oct 23, 2015

    Army cyber forces will continue the integration of cyber effects into the Army's tactical units with their participation in an upcoming training rotation for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at the Joint Readiness Training Center, or JRTC, on Fort Polk, Louisiana.

  • Strategy charts path to fuel-efficient forward operating base

    Oct 22, 2015

    "Energy and water issues - operational energy, water and waste - these and other aspects of sustaining our force create vulnerabilities our enemies have in the past and will exploit in the future," Richard Kidd said.

  • Ground combat system upgrades focus on weight, lethality

    Oct 20, 2015

    Ground combat vehicle modernization efforts are moving forward, on schedule and under budget, the ground combat systems program executive officer told reporters last week.

  • Soldiers reach back with 'comms-in-a-briefcase' for missions

    Oct 19, 2015

    Using the satellite-based Global Rapid Response Information Package, Soldiers, from the Army's 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command, were able to expeditiously exchange critical data and confirm potentially dangerous contaminants during Network Integration Evaluation 16.1.

  • Army unveils Excalibur, one of the world's top 20 supercomputers

    Oct 16, 2015

    The U.S. Army introduced its newest supercomputer, Excalibur, which will help ensure Soldiers have the technological advantage on the battlefield, officials said.

  • Natick researcher collaborates with North Carolina State on textile technologies

    Oct 15, 2015

    Army researchers are partnering with universities to improve Soldier capabilities and protection.

  • Army communications chief: Net modernization a critical enabler

    Oct 15, 2015

    Pointing to the need for "an agile, globally- responsive force that must deploy with little to no notice anytime, anywhere," the Army chief information officer told the media, Oct. 14, that "network modernization is a critical enabler."

  • Partner nations evaluate digital call-for-fires at Bold Quest

    Oct 13, 2015

    The thunder of artillery echoed across the New Mexico desert, but this was not a normal Army training mission. Instead artillery units representing seven countries were participating in a live-fire event.

  • Partnership looks to raise energy awareness

    Oct 9, 2015

    With last year's energy bill exceeding $52 million, Redstone Arsenal is the Army's 12th largest energy consumer but a local partnership is looking to change that.

  • Natick cultivates its future workforce

    Oct 2, 2015

    After spending a busy summer working in the laboratories, test kitchens, parachute shops and shelter systems at the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center, the nation's next generation of top scientists and engineers are ready to launch their careers.

  • Watervliet Arsenal adds luster, durability to today's howitzers

    Sep 30, 2015

    Given the fact that the Army does not have any new major weapon program starts involving the production of howitzer and tank cannons planned for the next decade, the Watervliet Arsenal now finds itself looking more and more at how it can incrementally modify the current fielded systems to bring workload to the Army's manufacturing center.

  • Drones to take Network Integration Evaluation by swarm

    Sep 30, 2015

    In this season's Network Integration Evaluation taking place on White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss, Texas, coordinated units of remotely-operated and automated aircraft will be used to represent a possible threat on tomorrow's battlefields.

  • Solid waste characterization study conducted at Natick

    Sep 28, 2015

    A team of three from the Army Public Health Center, or APHC, was recently at the Natick Soldier Systems Center conducting a solid waste characterization study to assess the amount of trash the installation is producing.

  • SMDC has high hopes for low-cost launcher

    Sep 25, 2015

    Members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Test Execution Support Division developed a transportable, mission-configurable, 25,000 pounds-capacity Transportable Target Launcher, or 25K TTL, to support Department of Defense operational testing of theater-class tactical ballistic missile targets.

  • Cyberattack No. 1 threat, says brigade commander at NIE 16.1

    Sep 25, 2015

    "The greatest threat I face as a brigade commander on the battlefield is not [enemy] tanks, snipers or IEDs," said Col. Chuck Masaracchia. It's defending the network.

  • Army to enlist robots to pull Soldiers off battlefield

    Sep 23, 2015

    In the future, it may no longer be a medic who comes running to the side of a wounded Soldier. Instead, it might be an Army-operated unmanned aerial or ground vehicle.

  • Global warming: Army health readiness concern?

    Sep 22, 2015

    Climate change might be the most significant threat facing the Army's health readiness in the future, one Army science advisor said.

  • US, Dutch signaleers build communications interoperability

    Sep 21, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Royal Netherlands Army, are conducting combined communications training here as part of Exercise Strong Engineer, Sept. 8-18.

  • Innovation, technology keys to Army maintaining 'overmatch'

    Sep 16, 2015

    The U.S. Army needs to turn out innovation and technology faster than its enemies in order to maintain "overmatch" said Training and Doctrine Command's deputy commanding general for futures.

  • New anechoic chamber makes room for larger vehicle tests

    Sep 15, 2015

     The Army increased its ability to test radio frequencies used by Soldier technologies when it opened one of the largest anechoic chambers on the East Coast, Aug. 21.

  • 'Always Ready' brigade fields enhanced equipment

    Sep 14, 2015

    Soldiers, with the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, received an increase in their intelligence capabilities, Sept. 1, when they fielded the improved Prophet System and Modular Integration Kit mounted on mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles.

  • Users test new SHARP software application

    Sep 11, 2015

    Former and current commanders and senior noncommissioned officers took part in a one-day software test here to validate the ELITE SHARP Command Team Trainer laptop-based training application.

  • Robots clear site for future aerial gunnery range

    Sep 9, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is using this innovative robotic range clearance process on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, before construction can begin on the installation's new $40 million live-fire aerial range that will soon provide Army rotary wing aircraft aerial bombing and target practice.

  • Army expands planning for cyber future

    Sep 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army requirements, acquisition, and research and development cyber community met here to collaborate on various cyber initiatives, Aug. 5-7.

  • Global Response Force successfully employs 'flying command post'

    Sep 8, 2015

    The Army successfully deployed its Enroute Mission Command Capability during Dragon Spear, a Joint Forcible Entry exercise involving a parachute assault by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and the Assault Command Post of the XVII Airborne Corps.

  • Army Corps of Engineers projects prevent $13.3 billion in flood damages during recent rains

    Sep 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood risk reduction projects in the south central and southwestern United States prevented an estimated $13.3 billion in damages to local communities and infrastructure during the May-June 2015 flood event , according to recent calculations by Corps officials with the Southwestern Division in Dallas. The most damages prevented were in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, where the figure stood at $6.7 billion. Closely following was the greater Houston area with $6.4 billion in flood damages prevented.

  • Natick scientists investigate ways to help Soldiers recover from stress

    Sep 2, 2015

    Soldiers can't avoid stress, but researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are leading a study to investigate ways to help Soldiers increase their cognitive resilience under stress.