Army scientists research new technologies for rapid, accurate detection capabilities

Army scientists research new technologies for rapid, accurate detection capabilities

By ECBC Communications   ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — First responders occasionally come across suspicious powders, requiring them to have technology on hand to screen samples and identify whether or not they are a chemical or biological agent. Current technology performs a test to determine whether or not protein exists on the sample, an indication that the sample is live, or active. With this technology, specificity is low, false positives are common and the cost is very high: one test costs $26. Researchers at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, or ECBC, are seeking alternate technology that is more effective and lower in cost. Originally funded by Section 219 […]

Project manager’s team takes flight

Project manager’s team takes flight

Faces of the Force: Col. Brian Tachias     POSITION: Project Manager, Fixed Wing Aircraft UNIT: Program Executive Office Aviation – Fixed Wing Project Office, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. TOTAL YEARS OF SERVICE: 24 DEPLOYMENTS: Iraq, 2004 AWARDS: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal EDUCATION: B.S. Business Administration, College of Santa Fe; M.S. Information Resource Management, Central Michigan University; M.S. Strategic Studies, Army War College   By Tara Clements   FOTF Editor’s Note: With a long legacy of service in his family, Tachias may bleed Army green, but what fuels this leader’s motivation is knowing that the “great group of professionals” […]