CERDEC's technical interchange meeting to identify R&D investments opens for registrationNews
February 01, 2016
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. On March 31-April 1, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC) will hold a two-day technical interchange meeting (TIM) to identify and align beneficial research and development (R&D) investments.
This will be an opportunity for industry officials to learn about CERDEC’s mission, research, and development plans and strategies, officials say.The interchange is intended to kick off a series of more focused industry engagements that are expected to emerge from a clearer understanding of CERDEC's research and development direction.
During the meeting, breakout sessions will decompose Army requirements into specific research and development activities in CERDEC, including mission command; tactical and deployed power; tactical and strategic networks; tactical cyberspace operations; electronic warfare; countermine/counter-IED; intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting; and intelligence analysis, exploitation and dissemination.
"If we want to leverage creativity and innovation to its fullest, Army R&D must work more closely with industry in the earliest stages of the product lifecycle before requirements are firm and design concepts are determined. The sooner industry knows of our interest in a specific capability, the sooner they can begin to explore or invest in applicable technologies and formulate ideas for Army consideration," said Henry Muller, CERDEC technical director.
The meeting is open to academia and other government organizations, but priority will be giving to industry. For more information and to register visit, http://www.cerdec.army.mil.
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