June 10, 2020
In our 33rd episode of CCDC In The Lab we explore the importance of extramural basic research with Dr. Dave Stepp, chief scientist, Army Research Office. Then we travel to the CCDC Soldier Center and meet Dr. Tom Yang, senior food technologist, where we learn the latest tech going into reducing food volume and how that benefits the Soldier. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss future episodes, but now sit back and get ready to learn as we go 'In The Lab'
May 20, 2020
Welcome to our 32nd episode of CCDC In the Lab. In this episode we highlight some of the great capabilities coming out the command. First up we speak with Ms. Jennifer Sekowski, Ph.D., and Ms. Kelly Betts, both from CCDC Chemical Biological Center, to learn about the Pocket Detection Pouch (PDP). PDP is addressing how we detect various agents Soldiers may be exposed to. Next we speak with Mr. George Matook, CCDC Soldier Center, on the MASTR-E program. The acronym is long, but the focus is on how they can evaluate and improve Solider overall performance. So sit back and check out this episode as we go 'In the Lab.'
May 13, 2020
In our 31st episode Dr. Barton H. Halpern, director of the Army Research Office (ARO), joins us to explain the role of his organization. We'll learn how ARO supports Army Futures Command, and the importance of early research and partnerships, while not only supporting current modernization efforts, but identifying future technologies. So, join us 'In the Lab' as we learn all this and more.
May 6, 2020
In our 30th episode of CCDC In the Lab we catch up with BG John Rafferty, director, Long Range Precision Fires Cross Functional Team (LRPF CFT). He shares with us his organizations priorities and highlights the critical partnership CCDC plays in their mission.
April 29, 2020
In our 29th episode we step back from discussing Army technology innovation and focus on resiliency. April's theme is "the Month of the Military Child" and we decided to explore this area with a few interviews. In this episode Dr. Becky Porter from the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) shares how this organization supports military children as they transition during family moves. We also speak with two military kids who have gone through MCEC programs and they share their experiences and advice for other military kids. So sit back and learn about the challenges and benefits of being a military child as we go "in the lab!"
April 17, 2020
In this special episode of CCDC In the Lab, we hear from each of the command's centers and lab on how they have provided technical expertise and solutions to aid in the battle against this COVID-19 pandemic.
February 28, 2020
Lt. Col. Isaac Faber, chief data scientist, AI Task Force, sits with us for our 27th episode to provide an update on the AI Task Force. He specifically leads the effort called Project Coeus and shares with us how this will be helping future AI Efforts.
February 5, 2020
I traveled up to Natick, MA, late last year to learn about the diverse and unique work the team up at CCDC Soldier Center is doing to increase Soldier lethality. Our 26th episode is the first in a series highlighting some of these amazing capabilities. First up in this episode we learn about Monitoring and Assessing Soldier Tactical Readiness and Effectiveness (MASTR-E) project. Working in close collaboration with the 82nd Airborne Division, the project will identify the human performance x-factors that reliably account for sustained dismounted Soldier and squad performance. Then we turn our attention to the science behind creating a healthy and tasty food that can safely stay on shelves for 3 years. These scientist put their heart and brains to providing a small slice of home for our Soldiers all around the globe.
January 29, 2020
Join me in our 25th episode as sit down with 2 members of the senior executive service (SES), Ms. Katharine Kelley, Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. Army AFC, and the CCDC deputy to the commanding general, Mr. John Willison, as we explore the topic of talent management. What is it? Why is it important to the Army and how are our two organization working together in this area?
January 22, 2020
Not all of the technological needs are military need will be discovered or created here in the U.S. and because of that it is important for CCDC to have an international presence. In our 24th episode, BG Vincent Malone, deputy commanding general CCDC, and Mr. Collier Slade, director CCDC Global Technology Office, talk with us about the role we play internationally. They also share the structure of the organization and their roles within it.