International Enterprise formed at ARL
April 25, 2011
- ARL established International Enterprise effort to better support lab's scientists and engineers.
- Program will foster communication and relationships with overseas partners.
- Global networking is key to scientific and technological advancement and success.
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) recently established an International Enterprise in an effort to better support the lab's scientists and engineers as they work to achieve the ARL mission and protect the lives of Soldiers.
Dr. Jim Chang, chief scientist, believes there is a great need for the program.
"The goal of the Enterprise is to facilitate cross talk and communication between ARL and the ITCs (International Technology Centers), which further enables the ITCs to focus their effort to search and discover the right technologies for us (ARL)," Chang said.
The program will foster communication and relationship-building with research partners overseas. Army ITCs are located in London, Tokyo, and Sao Paulo and are available to assist ARL in its international efforts for collaboration.
"We can't be the best in all fields," Chang added. "By establishing collaborations overseas, we can advance our own science and technology and leverage capabilities and resources."
In the area of scientific development and innovation, international boundaries are fading, making ARL's relationship with the global network of researchers even more critical for scientific and technological advancement and success.
Each ARL directorate is participating in the International Enterprise.
John Miller, ARL director, Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, deputy commanding general of Research Development and Engineering Command, and the ITC commanders are very supportive and enthusiastic about the launch of the ARL International Enterprise in 2011.