Each year, TARDEC seeks out relationship-building opportunities with industry and academic partners, whose collaborative efforts on technology projects enhance the Army’s ability to maintain and improve warfighter effectiveness.
Events such as the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS) give TARDEC leaders a forum to present major plans and priorities to the ground vehicle community, and generate the kind of ongoing dialogue that helps both sides align their resources to meet upcoming challenges and make smart investments in future capabilities.
GVSETS itself is the catalyst, but continuing the collaboration always proves to be the most critical objective. Now, team members can focus on the execution phase when systems are developed, tested and fielded to give forces their dominant technological edge. Here are stories that explain how TARDEC’s participation in GVSETS lights the path to future success.
Ground Vehicle Community Looks to Align Resources
The ground vehicle community faces the unique challenge of transitioning systems from production to sustainment while at the same time balancing end-strength, modernization and readiness with declining budgets. To make the right investments and ensure a dominant force that can operate in any global environment, collaboration is the mandate.
TARDEC Presents Strategy to ‘Change the Equation’
Over the past decade of conflict, the science and technology (S&T) community has concentrated on delivering immediate solutions to a constantly evolving battlefield and helping our forces maintain their technological edge. Now the focus is shifting to a longer-range arc, and TARDEC Director Dr. Paul Rogers and his executive team are thinking about the generation in grade school today.
In Their Own Words
Prominent speakers from government, military, industry and academia talked about the future of the science and technology enterprise operating in a new defense environment during the fifth annual Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS). Here’s a collection of their remarks about the ground vehicle community’s future challenges and strategies: