Representatives from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force met with an Indian delegation at Fort Monmouth, NJ, to discuss potential collaboration efforts in emerging information and command and control technologies, Aug 31 – Sept. 3. The event was hosted by the US Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC).
Government, industry and academia representatives from both countries presented research and discussed projects in the areas of service-oriented architecture, intelligent agents, language translation and artificial intelligence technologies.
“We see India as a key, strategic ally that has growing influence in the region, as well as worldwide. We’re getting a lot of guidance from administration and from our senior officials in DoD to build this relationship and to look at opportunities where we can cooperate. This workshop creates the right venue to do so by bringing the right people together to have those discussions,” said Matthew Warren, director for the Pacific Armaments Cooperation Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.
As part of the workshop, CERDEC hosted a technical interchange meeting and panel discussion with industry representatives from both countries. The discussion focused on trends in information technology research to enhance coalition operations.
Workshop participants also visited CERDEC labs and traveled to Ft. Dix, N.J. to attend a coalition partners’ session at the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance On-The-Move Event 2010 – or C4ISR OTM E10 – to learn more about CERDEC efforts to support systems-of-systems integration.
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