The CAST is a collaborative nexus for envisioning future paradigms and innovating advanced technologies that will shape next-generation Soldier-intelligent agent teams.







The Cognition and Neuroergonomics (CaN) Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) is the US Army’s flagship basic science research and technology transition program in the neurosciences. Over the past few decades, progress in the neurosciences has greatly advanced our knowledge of how brain function underlies behavior, providing the modern foundations for understanding how we sense, perceive, and interact with the world. These understandings have provided and continue to provide revolutionary advances, fostering technological solutions to address Army needs. icon

New Funding Opportunity (Cycle 3): Strengthening Teamwork for Robust Operations in Novel Groups (STRONG) addresses a critical objective within a broader Army goal to enable effective integration of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) in the battlefield. This program has been developed in coordination with other related ARL-funded collaborative efforts (see descriptions of ARL collaborative alliances at and shares a common vision of highly collaborative academia-industry-government partnerships; however, it will be executed with a program model different than previous ARL Collaborative Research/Technology Alliances. Specific components of the program are highlighted here: