SSC-Natick Press ReleaseU.S. Army Soldier Systems
Public Affairs Office
Contact: Public Affairs
Date: November 26, 2007
Army, public officials to set course for Science, Technology
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.