CCDC’s In The Lab
Dr. Peter Schwartz On How AI Can Aid In COA Development

Dr. Peter Schwartz On How AI Can Aid In COA Development

October 7, 2020

In our 41st episode, Dr. Peter Schwartz, supporting the CCDC C5ISR Center, discusses the role of AICR (pronounced acre), which stands for AI COA Recommender, may play in assisting Soldiers in enhancing their planning skills. 

Acquisition Workforce Update with Mr. Craig Spisak and Mr. John Willison

Acquisition Workforce Update with Mr. Craig Spisak and Mr. John Willison

September 30, 2020

In our 40th episode we talk with the Acquisition Support Center's director, Mr. Craig Spisak, and the CCDC deputy to the commanding general, Mr. John Willison, about the role of the acquisition workforce, training and what the future looks like with the recent adoption of the Back-to-Basics program. How will this change impact the workforce?

For more information on ASC visit their website:
asc.army.mil

GEN Murray, AFC CG and Team Ignite:How Analytics Are Informing Army Leaders

GEN Murray, AFC CG and Team Ignite:How Analytics Are Informing Army Leaders

September 23, 2020

In episode 39 we hear from the commanding general of US Army Futures Command (AFC), as well as a handful of members of Team Ignite to discuss how analytics are supporting the Army modernization priorities. 

MG John George, CCDC CG,Talks About the Command’s Way Forward, Support to Project Convergence, and Role in Delivering Modernization and the Future Army

MG John George, CCDC CG,Talks About the Command’s Way Forward, Support to Project Convergence, and Role in Delivering Modernization and the Future Army

September 18, 2020

For our 38th episode we are excited to have MG John George, Combat Capabilities Development Command's Commanding General (CCDC CG), join us for an update. Hear in his own words about the role and direction of our command.

 

Part 2: How the CCDC Soldier Center is increasing lethality

Part 2: How the CCDC Soldier Center is increasing lethality

August 5, 2020

Our 37th episode continues our series on the capabilities coming from the CCDC Soldier Center. In this show, we speak with Mr. Charles Amber to discuss battlespace visualization and how that may change the way we train and fight. We also sat with Mr. Michael Samuel and Mr. JP Kruszewski to learn more about how unmanned aerial vehicles are helping during military operations and even saving Soldiers' lives. Sit back, click play and enjoy as we go In The Lab!

A Conversation with ARO Scientist and Author Dr. Bruce West

A Conversation with ARO Scientist and Author Dr. Bruce West

July 21, 2020

In our 36th episode, we talk with Dr. Bruce West, senior scientist, Army Research Office, about his research while supporting the Army. We learn of the books he has authored and what they share with us about how the future status of the Army may change. What may we teach to future officers and Soldiers that may improve their overall mission? Join us now, In the Lab!

The benefit of Living Foundries

The benefit of Living Foundries

July 16, 2020

In our 35th episode, we explore the world of living foundries. What are living foundries, it's the process of using micro-organisms to manufacture highly specialized chemicals that the Department of Defense needs. Dr. Jared DeCoste and Mr. Gregory Peterson, both from CCDC Chemical Biological Center, discuss our involvement in this DARPA program. Learn why CCDC CBC is a perfect fit for this type of initiative in cooperation with MIT and how this process will improve the modernization of Soldier's capabilities.

For more information on Living Foundries check out this article:
CCDC Chemical Biological Center Strives to Become DoD’s Biomanufacturing Leader

Discussion with Dr. Kristovich, CCDC CBC, and Dr. Dawanne Poree, CCDC ARL ARO

Discussion with Dr. Kristovich, CCDC CBC, and Dr. Dawanne Poree, CCDC ARL ARO

July 9, 2020

In the 34th episode of CCDC In the Lab we learn about two very distinct areas within CCDC. First up, we speak with Dr. Robert Kristovich, CCDC CBC, about his role supporting the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Then we are joined by Dr. Dawanne Poree, CCDC ARL ARO, to learn about her work has a program manager within the area of basic research.

Exploring Extramural Basic Research with ARO, Benefits of Reducing Food Volume at CCDC Soldier Center

Exploring Extramural Basic Research with ARO, Benefits of Reducing Food Volume at CCDC Soldier Center

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'

CCDC Capability Update: PDP & MASTR-E

CCDC Capability Update: PDP & MASTR-E

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.'

PDP Information:

https://www.facebook.com/CCDCChemBio/videos/2576740495892951/

MASTR-E Article:

https://www.army.mil/article/234758/soldier_center_works_with_syracuse_recruiting_battalion_to_improve_army_combat_fitness_test_performance

 

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