by Cheryl Marino
FORT BELVOIR, Va. (April 1, 2022)—The Spring 2022 issue of Army AL&T magazine focuses on trends and developments in research, development, test and evaluation across the Army acquisition enterprise. “It is a lot to unpack, but every element is critical to providing the very best equipment for our Soldiers to fight and win America’s battles,” said AL&T editor-in-chief, Nelson McCouch III. “To ensure that happens, the complicated and even somewhat laborious process of RDT&E was born. It’s not so much a process as it is the elements that guarantee success.” Read how:
- Challenging the status quo becomes stronger and more powerful in DRIVING CREATIVE DESTRUCTION.
- “Unusual” approaches to materiel development could be the secret to innovation. Don’t miss FORTUNE FAVORS THE BOLD.
- Ensuring Army systems and tools meet the needs of future warfighters. Read more in THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF SOLDIER TOUCH POINTS.
- Defensive Cyber Operations pilots a new funding approach. Find out more in THE CYBER EXPERIMENT.
- Discover how the Army lays the foundation for data-centric operations in CLOUD FORMATIONS.
- Program Executive Office for Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) updates systems while destroying deadly chemical weapons in UPGRADE TO DESTRUCTION.
- Research and development is about finding cutting-edge suppliers and developers. Read more in PEDAL TO THE METAL.
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Spring 2022 Army AL&T
FROM THE AAE
Priorities for “the most significant equipment modernization effort the U.S. Army has undertaken in the last four decades.”
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION
By thoughtfully destroying old habits and processes, the Army can challenge the status quo to become stronger and more powerful.
“Unusual” approaches to materiel development can be the secret to innovative weapons.
Ensuring Army systems and tools meet the needs of future warfighters.
Paying it forward.
Defensive Cyber Operations pilots a new funding approach for software acquisition and development.
From defining cloud computing models to executing pilots with operational units, the Army lays the foundation for data-centric operations.
Hands on is job won.
PEO ACWA updates rocket handling systems while destroying its deadliest chemical weapons.
Sometimes, research and development is about finding cutting-edge suppliers and developers and accelerating their capabilities.
We’re all living in an experiment about the “future of work,” but DEVCOM’s leaders say the real secret of the future of work is that it’s really about the present.
Have communication will travel.
The Black Hawk UH-60V upgrade is a key component for the Army’s future vertical lift transformation.
How DEVCOM is qualifying additional sources to supply military-grade carbon for use in gas masks and large-scale protective filters.
Life in balance.
Prognostic and predictive maintenance give aircraft maintainers insight into what might go wrong, and when.
Despite concerns of brain drain and a dearth of mid-level experience, the Army Acquisition Workforce is not currently suffering the predicted widespread exit of skilled workers.
Behavioral biases have played a significant role in acquisition program decision-making, specifically hampering the Army’s efforts to modernize and upgrade infantry combat vehicles.
Creating a metaverse model for mission planning.
How the National Guard can be DOD’s secret weapon for capturing cutting-edge technology.
The science of decisions is a new science for future military leaders.
RDT&E is critical to everything we do in Army acquisition.
The winners of the eighth annual Maj. Gen. Harold J. “Harry” Greene Awards in Acquisition Writing are announced.
Good mentors can help improve a career, but exceptional mentors can profoundly change your life.
The acquisition workforce stakeholder network can help workforce members untangle career requirements.
The roles of women in the Army have evolved considerably, and past contributions have paved the way for the future.
Creating a more diverse workforce, one person at a time.
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