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What We Learned Today: X Tech

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, also known as ASA(ALT), launched a nationwide competition to revolutionize the way the Army attracts and encourages innovation. It is called xTech! The competition has evolved into something much broader. Now in its fifth iteration, xTech has grown into something of an incubator for promising new defense and dual-use technologies. In this episode of we speak with Dr. Matt Willis, the U.S. Army’s director for prize competitions out of ASAALT and Zeke Topolosky from the DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory and the xTech program manager about how the Army is jump starting innovation by investing in new ideas. For information on the program, visit https://www.xtechsearch.army.mil/

  June 2 2021


Interdisciplinary science combines ideas to make Army stronger

Senior Research Scientist Dr. Stephen Lee talks about Army investments in science and technology. To maintain global leadership in science and technology, the U.S. Army strives for excellence in a wide variety of disciplines in order to maintain a competitive advantage over its near-peer adversaries on all fronts.Learn more… https://www.army.mil/article/242582

  April 6 2021


How Neuroscience will help Future Soldiers

Research in human cognition prepares Army for high-tech warfare. Listen to a senior Army scientist explain how computational neuroscience can enable Soldiers to tap into their brain’s full potential. Read more… https://www.army.mil/article/241902/

  April 6 2021


The Science Behind Human-Robot Teaming

Scientists at the U.S. Army DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, are researching agent transparency to support Soldier-autonomy teaming. We talk with the Army’s senior research scientist for Soldier Performance in Socio-Technical Systems, Dr. Yun-Sheng “Jessie” Chen about this advanced research. Read more at https://www.army.mil/article/240350/

  April 5 2021


Focus on the Physical Sciences

Atomic physics pushes Army quantum research to greater heights. Listen to a senior Army scientist explain how atomic physics helped galvanize the field of quantum information science. Read more https://www.army.mil/article/241003/

  April 5 2021