Empowering Soldiers through High Technology

Monday May 12, 2008

High Tech Capabilities Showcase on Capitol Hill: Empowering Soldiers through High Technology - sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)) and the Chief, Legislative Liaison

What is it?

On May 13 and 15, 2008, to build support for Army programs, ASA(ALT) program executive offices will display cutting-edge landpower capabilities available to our Soldiers today and those capabilities we are seeking to deliver to our Soldiers, to congressional stakeholders and the American public. The display will be held in the Hart Senate office building and the Rayburn House office building from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. each day. Soldiers - our best communicators - will describe the systems that the Army is developing to equip the current and future force.

What is the Army doing?

A strategic environment of persistent conflict requires the Army to continuously modernize to stay ahead of our enemies, who constantly demonstrate their adaptive capability. FM 3-0, Operations, published in February 2008, provides our operational concepts for how land power will conduct full- spectrum operations. Future combat systems, the core of our modernization strategy, will provide the capabilities necessary to conduct offensive, defensive and stability operations and provide support to civil authorities. A broad range of investments will dramatically improve the portfolio of capabilities provided to joint, multinational and interagency partners, and to our Soldiers. Our breakthroughs in medical technology are but one example of the many payoffs of our investments to date. These technologies are improving the survivability rates of Soldiers today by assisting combat medics and health care professionals in every element of care.

Why is this important to the Army?

Empowering Soldiers through high technology, will allow congressional stakeholders to "touch and feel" the key technologies that will support warfighters today and tomorrow. This event will provide the opportunity to build and strengthen crucial relationships with think tanks and the media and promote greater support for the vital systems we provide to our Soldiers, other services, government agencies and multinational and interagency partners. Space constraints limit the number of visitors the displays can accommodate; however, senior Army leaders and representatives of their organizations are welcome to attend.


For additional information please visit the OASA(ALT) Web site


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