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U.S. Army Soldier & Biological Chemical Command
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center-Natick
Public Affairs Office
Kansas Street
Natick, MA 01760-5012

Contact: Chief, Public Affairs Office
(508) 233-5340

Date: March 7, 2001
No: 01-13

Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI)

NATICK, Mass. -- The U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM), Natick, Mass. has scheduled a Warrior Systems Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry May 22-24 at John Ascuaga's Nugget Resort in Reno, Nev.

APBIs describe SBCCOM-Natick's mid and long range research and development plans and programs for industry, academia and potential contract partners. They foster early dialogue with the private sector to develop a mutual understanding of future contract requirements and industry capabilities.

Acquisition opportunities for industry and joint ventures for academia will be presented at this event. An exhibition will showcase protective equipment, clothing and integrated systems for both military and civilian personnel.

Speakers will present a variety of topics, including Natick's National Protection Center initiative. SBCCOM-Natick started this program that combines the capabilities and requirements of federal, state and local government, and industry and academia for individual and integrated protection.

SBCCOM-Natick is the Army's one-stop soldier support organization, with responsibility for researching, developing, managing, fielding and sustaining food, clothing, shelters, airdrop systems and soldier support items.

For more information, please contact Sharon Manoogian at (508) 233-4113 or visit our website at