CCDC's In The Lab

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Exploring U.S. Army research, development and technology

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CCDC's team approach to change management

As a follow up to our last podcast on culture, in our fourteenth episode of the "CCDC In the Lab" podcast, Ms. Elizabeth Groover, CCDC change management lead, and Mr. Eric Stevens, CCDC Chemical Biological Center, change management team member, sit with Amanda Ligon to discuss the history, development and role of the change management team.

Oct 09, 2019
Investing in a collaborative culture to drive Army Modernization

In the thirteenth episode of the "CCDC In the Lab" podcast, Mr. John Willison,  deputy to the commanding general, CCDC,  talks about the command's renewed focus on culture and the role of the CCDC acculturation team, as well as the importance of embracing the pillars of culture: communication, collaboration and trust.

Sep 25, 2019
Futures Command Shapes Future Officers Through Internships

In the 12th episode of "CCDC in the Lab", titled "Futures Command Shapes Future Officers Through Internships", we sit with Mr. Chuck Hoppe, CCDC C5ISR Center, Associate Director Science, Technology and Engineering to get some background on the internship program. Then we have a group discussion with 3 current cadets in the program, Declan Kelly, Christopher Tian and Colin Stiers, to learn what they gained from the experience.


Sep 11, 2019
Army RCCTO: Pushing Innovation & Advancing Capability

In the 11th episode of "CCDC in the Lab", titled "Army RCCTO: Pushing Innovation & Advancing Capability", we are joined by Mr. Rob Monto, lead for advanced concepts and experimentation (ACE) within the Army's Rapid Capability Critical Technology Office.

In this interview we learn about the mission of the ACE office, structure of the RCCTO including the role of the Board of Directors, and details how they work directly with CCDC.

Aug 28, 2019
NetModX: Field-based experimentation informing Army R&D

In the 10th episode of "CCDC in the Lab", titled "NetModX: Field-based experimentation informing Army R&D", we sit with 2 members of the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center, Adam McCauley, NetModX project lead and Mahmoud Khalil, technical engineering lead for NetModX radio rodeo.

In this interview we learn about the history of the event, the significance of field-based experimentation and the specific benefits of the conducting these events at the C5ISR Ground Activity in New Jersey.

Aug 14, 2019
Army ChemBio Mission: Protecting Soldiers Through Science Since 1917

In our 9th episode, Dr. Eric Moore, SES, Director, CCDC Chemical Biological Center, shares a brief history of the Army's Chemical and Biological research, then details some amazing capabilities coming out of his organization and finally highlights programs CCDC CBC have in place to ensure they are getting the right candidates into their workforce.

Jul 31, 2019
Army Comms R&D: From The Ground to Space and CyberBlitz

Mr. Michael Monteleone, SES, Director of Space & Terrestrial Communications Directorate, C5ISR Center, shares career advice and support for the Army modernization priorities to executing integrated events like NetMod X and Cyber Blitz.

Jul 17, 2019
AI Series Part 3: Army Futures Command's AI Task Force

AI is touching and engaging with more products we use each and every day. In the third, and final, episode of the series on AI, CCDC in the Lab sat with Brig. Gen. Matt Easley, director of the U.S. Army Futures Command AI Task Force. Listen to episode 7 to hear what he has to say about the role of the task force, how it's supporting the CFTs and their relationship with academia and industry. Be sure to like and subscribe!

Jun 28, 2019
AI Series Part 2: The Future of US Army Vehicle Autonomy

In our 6th episode we chat via the phone with Dr. Dariusz Milkulski, research scientist, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center (CCDC GVSC), about his role in leading the Army's effort towards autonomous vehicles. What are the unique challenges the military face in this field? Tune in now to learn more and don't forget to like and subscribe!

Jun 14, 2019
How the Army is Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Part 1

In this episode of "CCDC in the Lab"we interview Dr. Brian Sadler, CCDC ARL, to kick-off our series on AI. Learn how the U.S Army is using AI today and where it may be used in the future. In future episodes we will hear from scientist and researchers from other CCDC Centers', as well as speak to the Army Futures Command AI Task Force. If you haven't already be sure to like and subscribe to this podcast!

May 31, 2019
Episode 4: Learn About FFME From Our G5 and Hear the Amazing Story of Dr. Kott's journey to CCDC ARL

In this 4th episode of "CCDC in the Lab" we sit down with Col. Jim Dzwonchyk, CCDC G5 director, and talk about how his team supports the command, then he talks with me about what FFME (Future Force Modernization Enterprise) is. Next, we speak with Dr. Alexander Kott, CCDC ARL chief scientist, about his unusual career journey, role at CCDC ARL and how we are looking to implement more artificial intelligence into capabilities for the Soldier.

May 16, 2019
Episode 3: From Senior Leaders to Interns, Women Play a Key Role In CCDC

As part of Women's history month we focused on 2 incredible woman impacting change within the command. First up, Ms. Erica Bertoli of the CCDC C5ISR Center to discuss community outreach events with a focus on STEM, then we speak with Ms. Gihan Oraby of the CCDC Armaments Center.


Mar 28, 2019
Episode 2: DCG & CSM Talk About CCDC

In our second episode, recorded for February 2019, Combat Capabilities Development Command's Deputy Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Vincent Malone and Commands Sgt. Maj. discuss their roles within our command. From International support to serving as the CG's senior advisor, you will hear that and more In the Lab.

Mar 27, 2019
Episode 1: CCDC's CG & DtCG Talk About Transition To AFC

In out first episode, recorded for February 2019, Combat Capabilities Development Command's Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, and Deputy to the Commanding General, Mr. John Willison, sit with Kyle Bond to talk about their careers as well as discuss the transition into the newly formed Army Futures Command.

Mar 27, 2019