CCDC’s In The Lab
Cyborg Soldier 2050

Cyborg Soldier 2050

December 11, 2019

Fusing machine and people has been a part of sci-fi for decades, but a recent DoD study (Study linked here )reveals that this is exactly what they are expecting in the upcoming decades. In our 19th episode we talk with CCDC Chemical Biological Center's (ST), Dr. Peter Emanuel, who served as one of the study's leads. We learn about the background for why the study was requested, discuss the legal and ethical implications and what are the 4 areas where the study defined as vignettes for cyborg enhancement and augmentation.

 

Weekly Top News:

Man Tech Funds Weld Automation for Combat Vehicles

Lt. Col Meeker's LinkedIn Q&A

Next week's episode we have Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, director, Future Concepts Center (FCC), AFC, talk with us about the role of FCC and then Mr. John Willison, deputy to the commanding general, CCDC, joins him to talk about the partnership between our organizations. The explore how we are assisting with informing requirements and multi-domain operations (MDO).

CCDC Soldier Center: Increasing Soldier readiness and lethality

CCDC Soldier Center: Increasing Soldier readiness and lethality

December 4, 2019

In the 18th episode Mr. Doug Tamilio, director, CCDC Soldier Center, joins us to share the rich history of how Natick ( home of his organization) was established, the expansive workforce -minus one zoologist, as well as what it is like to be the only center managing the research, development and engineering services of 2 cross functional teams.

To learn more about this week's news highlighted in the podcast follows the links below:

IVAS googles mixed reality and target recognition

CCDC CBC is developing LED wearable tech to detect chemical agents

ARL partners with WPI to bring cold spray 3d printing to the battlefield

Native American contributions to the Army and beyond

Native American contributions to the Army and beyond

November 13, 2019

In our 17th episode we spoke with Ms. Jennifer Hunt of the Choctaw tribe and Ms. Karen Devins of the Onondaga tribe – both of CCDC’s C5ISR center and discuss their heritage, history and the contributions that Native Americans have provided. We also promote the CCDC lead open to the public National American Indian Heritage observance scheduled for November 26, 2019 at 9:30AM in the Myer Auditorium here at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Cyber Blitz 2019: Shaping Information Warfare for Multi-Domain Operations

Cyber Blitz 2019: Shaping Information Warfare for Multi-Domain Operations

November 7, 2019

Our sixteenth episode is about Cyber Blitz! We speak with Col. Eric Aslakson, chief for requirements and integration at Cyber Center of Excellence and Dr. Richard Wittstruck, assosciate director, field based experimentation and integration, CCDC C5ISR Center, about this event. Cyber Blitz serves as a unique experimentation opportunity which involves not only soldiers with scientists and engineers, but concurrent activities on 2 continents with international partners participating. In addition to fielding new technology, this event tests allies' interoperability and brings together lab-based and field-based experimentation.

CEMA Conference 2019: uniting Cyber, EW and SIGINT communities in support of MDO

CEMA Conference 2019: uniting Cyber, EW and SIGINT communities in support of MDO

October 28, 2019

How does the Army stay ahead in the battle of cyber and electronic warfare? In the fifteenth episode of the "CCDC In the Lab" podcast we explore the unique Army conference, CEMA  (Cyber Electromagnetic Activity), and discuss how it came to exist, what partnerships make it successful and how it ties to the Multi-Domain Operations.

CCDC’s team approach to change management

CCDC’s team approach to change management

October 9, 2019

As a follow up to our last podcast on culture, in our fourteenth episode of the "CCDC In the Lab" podcast, Ms. Elizabeth Groover, CCDC change management lead, and Mr. Eric Stevens, CCDC Chemical Biological Center, change management team member, sit with Amanda Ligon to discuss the history, development and role of the change management team.

Investing in a collaborative culture to drive Army Modernization

Investing in a collaborative culture to drive Army Modernization

September 25, 2019

In the thirteenth episode of the "CCDC In the Lab" podcast, Mr. John Willison,  deputy to the commanding general, CCDC,  talks about the command's renewed focus on culture and the role of the CCDC acculturation team, as well as the importance of embracing the pillars of culture: communication, collaboration and trust.

Futures Command Shapes Future Officers Through Internships

Futures Command Shapes Future Officers Through Internships

September 11, 2019

In the 12th episode of "CCDC in the Lab", titled "Futures Command Shapes Future Officers Through Internships", we sit with Mr. Chuck Hoppe, CCDC C5ISR Center, Associate Director Science, Technology and Engineering to get some background on the internship program. Then we have a group discussion with 3 current cadets in the program, Declan Kelly, Christopher Tian and Colin Stiers, to learn what they gained from the experience.

 

Army RCCTO: Pushing Innovation & Advancing Capability

Army RCCTO: Pushing Innovation & Advancing Capability

August 28, 2019

In the 11th episode of "CCDC in the Lab", titled "Army RCCTO: Pushing Innovation & Advancing Capability", we are joined by Mr. Rob Monto, lead for advanced concepts and experimentation (ACE) within the Army's Rapid Capability Critical Technology Office.

In this interview we learn about the mission of the ACE office, structure of the RCCTO including the role of the Board of Directors, and details how they work directly with CCDC.

NetModX: Field-based experimentation informing Army R&D

NetModX: Field-based experimentation informing Army R&D

August 14, 2019

In the 10th episode of "CCDC in the Lab", titled "NetModX: Field-based experimentation informing Army R&D", we sit with 2 members of the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center, Adam McCauley, NetModX project lead and Mahmoud Khalil, technical engineering lead for NetModX radio rodeo.

In this interview we learn about the history of the event, the significance of field-based experimentation and the specific benefits of the conducting these events at the C5ISR Ground Activity in New Jersey.