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Accelerate Joint Collaborative Partnerships Edition

Accelerate Joint Collaborative Partnerships Edition

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Published by U.S. Army RDECOM
The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center explores how new vehicle technology will empower, unburden and protect American Soldiers!
The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center explores how new vehicle technology will empower, unburden and protect American Soldiers!

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Joint Collaborative Partnerships Edition
Lead · Innovate · Integrate · Deliver
Joining Forces To Deliver new capabiliTies
Joint Collaborative Partnerships Edition
Lead · Innovate · Integrate · Deliver
Joining Forces To Deliver new capabiliTies
C  l   i   c  k   h  e  r  e   t  o   f   n  d    o  u  t   h  o  w  !   
S  U   B  S  C  R  I   B  E   
Shortly aer my appointment as ARDEC Directorve years ago, the Department o Deense challenged usto make this organization a center o technological excel-lence or the ground vehicle community. I knew rom therst day that no one person or organization could do italone. Excellence or our organization and success or ourwarghters mean it’s absolutely essential to partner, col-laborate and align resources.Partners are indispensible in achieving the true integra-tion o people, processes and products necessary to de-liver great capabilities. Integration is something that isembedded into every aspect o our mission as we developand sustain the right technology solutions or all mannedand unmanned ground systems. As integration experts,we have been able to orm alliances that allow us to com-bine the best talents, incubate the best ideas and build thebest possible systems or the Soldiers and Marines whoght or our Nation’s interests.Tis issue o 
Magazine ocuses on the produc-tive partnerships and joint programs that have helped usachieve more as a cohesive Lie Cycle Management Com-mand (LCMC) than any o us could have achieved work-ing independently. Living in a true enterprise means notonly taking advantage o each other's skills and abilities,but also learning rom our experiences and hearing dier-ent perspectives so we can dene the approaches and strat-egies that are the best o the best. Tis method would only be possible with the involvement o our industry, academ-ic and other government organization partners workingin collaboration with each other. As an enterprise, we’rereaching new heights by aligning resources, prioritizingand organizing as a single unit.o achieve this unity, we are closely examining how wedo business and creating a joint approach or planningand process development. We know this is how we canprovide the best possible support and why the work o three particular groups is so important in makingARDEC an eective partner:
• Concepts, Analysis, Systems Simulation and Integra
-tion (CASSI) supports computer-generated analyses o systems during the concepting phase to drive decisionsor the Army and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC).
• e Center for Ground
Vehicle Develop-ment and Integration
(CGVDI) is the sin
-gular point o contactor the Program Ex-ecutive Oces (PEOs)and Program Managersneeding engineeringand integration service
support. CGVDI had
its greatest technical accomplishment to date with thedesign, integration and production o joint solutionsor the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP)eet.
• Ground Domain Planning and Integration (GDP&I) is
building repeatable processes to analyze research anddevelopment, build technology programs, critically evaluate our portolio and monitor execution through
a tailored stage-gating process. e GDP&I group’s
duties include overseeing the science and technology portolio rom requirements through project execu-tion and delivery.o govern these pieces and synthesize the inormation into
a cohesive strategy, we formed the Joint Center for GroundVehicles (JCGV). e JCGV is responsible for ensuring
there is no duplication o eort and, ultimately, or manag-ing and improving our responses to Soldier needs. Devel-oping a comprehensive plan or near- and long-term needswill primarily help the Army’s ACOM LCMC and theUSMC’s PEO Land Systems ocus jointly on the ground ve-hicle systems we deliver and the business processes we use.Tese changes, while admittedly challenging at times, wereabsolutely the right thing to do. We’ve positioned ourselvesto be an eective partner as we collaborate on projects thatwill maximize our ability to deliver the best vehicle systemspossible. We should all eel proud o our ability to put themission rst and work cooperatively, making the best useo resources and providing the technological superiority our Soldiers and Marines expect.
Grace M. Bochenek, Ph.D.
ARDEC Director 
The importance of artnershps andworkn as a vehce nterprse
Joint Partnerships EditionLead · Innovate · Integrate · Deliver
On the cover:
The 3-dimensional cubes depict TARDEC laboratory acilities and thecorresponding product or system elded ater testing was completed.TARDEC’s laboratory acilities provide a home or the Army’s advanced science andtechnology research, demonstration, development and lie cycle engineering. TARDEC labshave partnered with other major deense laboratories, industry and academia to integratetechnology onto the Army’s and other services’ ground vehicle feets.
Michael I. RoddinEditor-in-Chief 
On the Cover:
When Marines in Aghanistan neededto cross the surging Helmand River, TARDEC engineersand TACOM's New Equipment Training team worked withembedded soldiers to quickly develop a solution. See relatedarticle on page 46.
Michael I. Roddin
 J  O I  N  C  O  O I   N S I   S  I  I   O N
Joint Collaborative Partnerships EditionLead · Innovate · Integrate · Deliver
Don the Heay lftn
Tim Brohl & Michael I. Roddin
UM, rmy and  look head
Mike Halloran & Debbie DiCesare
Makn the grade
John Niemeyer & David Cobane
onnectons bud brdes
Brian Hornbeck, Kenneth Hare & Robert Marchese
Daniel Clayton Cummins
The lfe of a art
Scott Porter
Jumpn battery roducton
David Skalny & Elise Libby
Q& th cott Das,  g
Michael I. Roddin, Bob Van Enkenvoort & Lori Grein
artnershp oad Map
Lori Grein
Moe Messan
Jeff DeWitt
M’s Dta backone
Curtis Adams
Traer Tech
Anna Wojciechowski & Chris Willams
enter oaoraton onquershaenes
Executive Enterprise EstablishesGround Vehicle Systems Governance andInstitutionalization
- Daniel Pierson
 Jont ffort
Daniel Pierson
is published by TARDEC. Articles express the written viewso the authors and not necessarily ocial opinion o the Department o the Army(DoA). I articles are reprinted, please cite
the author and photographer.Reerence herein to any specic commercial company, product, process or serviceby trade name, trademark, manuacturer or otherwise does not necessarilyconstitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or avoring by the UnitedStates government or DoA. The opinions o the authors expressed herein donot necessarily state or refect those o the United States government or DoAand shall not be used or advertising or product endorsement purposes.POSTMASTER:Please send address changes to U.S. Army TARDEC, 6501 E. 11 Mile Road,Bldg. 200A, RDTA-ST, Mail Stop #206, Warren, MI, 48397-5000.

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