Army Sees Lasers, Hoverbikes and Nano Drones in Future Force – Military.Com Notes ARL West Opening at ICT

Published: March 27, 2016
Category: News

A story on noted the Army’s Open Campus program and covered the April opening of ARL West at ICT.
“The initial focus of ARL West will be in the area of Human Information Interaction, which involves research into how humans generate and interact with data to make decisions more effectively and efficiently,” said Thomas Russell, director of ARL, in 2015 when the West Coast campus was first announced.
“As we develop this new campus, we will also be establishing new relationships on the West Coast with other researchers in academia and industry to augment work ongoing there and work at our other sites. This collaboration, in an open work environment, will further develop the work we do for our service members and the nation.”
Army technology leaders hope those collaborations will help the service spur new innovation in the cyber, directed energy and electronic warfare fields.
The article covered a speech made by Mary Miller, the deputy assistant secretary for Research and Technology, at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Symposium & Exposition that stated the Army has remained committed to its modernization plan in the face of continual budget cuts by protecting early stage research funding. Miller mentioned ARL West at ICT in her remarks.