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

Contact:  Public Affairs Office

Date: November 26, 2007
No: 07-43

Army, public officials to set course for Science, Technology Board

NATICK, Mass. --- Army and public officials will sign the blue-print setting the course for a newly formed Science and Technology Board at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (SSC) on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at an 8:30 a.m. meeting at the post.

Brig. Gen. Mark Brown, commanding general of SSC, and Dr. Marilyn Freeman, director of the Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), will be joined by Mass. State Secretary of Economic Development Daniel O’Connell as well as representatives from other public and private organizations in the meeting which will conclude by 11:30.

The Science and Technology Board is being created to increase and enhance the mission capabilities and military relevance of the NSRDEC and other Department of Defense organizations at the SSC.

NSRDEC is one of many DoD organizations at the SSC, locally known as Natick Labs. NSRDEC and the other DoD partners work together in support of America’s Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coastguard personnel.

The meeting will include presentations by Army officials on the importance of networking within the Mass. high-tech hub and how partnering with industry, academia, and other governmental agencies will enhance SSC’s capability of supporting America’s service members.

Also, officials will sign the charter, or Articles of Collaboration, for the Science and Technology Board which commits them to a vision of preserving, promoting, and enhancing SSC as one of the country’s preeminent military, academic, and industrial technology complexes.

Initial membership of the Science and Technology Board includes: Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center; Natick Soldier Systems Center; U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine; U.S. Navy Clothing & Textile Research Facility; Project Manager, Force Sustainment Systems; Integrated Logistics Support Center; Soldier Systems Center Garrison; and the U.S. Coast Guard Clothing Design & Technical Office.

External members include: Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development; Draper Laboratory; Massachusetts Technology Collaborative; MassDevelopment; University of Massachusetts; Massachusetts Defense Technology Initiative; and the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.

Media interested in attending this meeting should contact the Public Affairs Office by 3 p.m., Nov. 27, to make arrangements.

PAO contacts are: Jerry Whitaker, 508-233-5340, or Jo-Ann DeLuca, 508-233-4391.

If neither Mr. Whitaker nor Ms. DeLuca is available, please leave a voice mail with the name of the reporter and photographer so the Public Affairs Office can coordinate your visit with the SSC security team. This will ensure your entrance on to the military post.

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