Installations and Operational Environments

#20: Operational Energy

Military operations require large amounts of energy to train, move and sustain forces, as well as to power weapons platforms – and this is known as operational energy. Given the high human toll and financial cost of supplying this energy to frontline forces, new strategies are seeking to electrify the battlefield and reduce the reliance…

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#12: Structural Health Monitoring

Given the aging condition and economic importance of much of the nation’s navigation infrastructure, asset managers need accurate and real-time information on the conditions of structures operating well beyond their expected design lives. However, visual inspections of structures like locks and dams are often difficult and expensive. ERDC is filling this void with a broad…

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#3: Cybersecurity

The importance of cybersecurity continues to increase, both as more functions become connected to the internet and as adversaries exploit cyberattacks as a weapon in future conflicts. From the SolarWinds Orion hack to the breach of a Florida water treatment plant, recent attacks have underscored the critical function cybersecurity plays to national security interests. ERDC…

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#2: Installations of the Future

The nature of military bases is changing throughout the Armed Services. New defense doctrine increases their strategic importance for projecting power and for protecting Warfighters from emerging unconventional threats. Meanwhile, leaders desire more modernized facilities that will improve quality of life, keep pace with smart city technologies, and minimize their environmental footprint. ERDC is developing…

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Engineering the Theater to Win During Multi-Domain Operations

More than 75 years ago, ERDC delivered innovative ways to support the war effort across multiple domains during D-Day. The contest on land, at sea, and in the air provided valuable lessons for the future of multi-domain operations. It illustrated the need to balance offensive striking power with operational reach. ERDC’s multi-lab, cross-functioning capability teams…

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ERDC: Serving the Warfighter and the Nation

Did you know that ERDC is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ premier research and development organization? ERDC conduct world-class research, with world-class people, focused on solving challenges for the Warfighter and Nation. Learn more about the work ERDC does in this short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZQ7gx9PXcQ

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ERDC’s R&D

The most complex challenges require multidisciplinary approaches and solutions, utilizing expertise across laboratories to address them. ERDC uses two enterprise approaches to manage and execute major programs: ERDC Research and Development Areas (RDAs) and ERDC Core Competencies. ERDC RDAs are used for enterprise program development and management. ERDC’s Core Competencies are those that Army and…

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