U.S. Army, Michigan State Police Drive Automotive Cybersecurity

December 16, 2019 LANSING, Mich.—U.S. Army engineers and scientists specializing in automotive cyber security with their colleagues from the Michigan State Police (MSP) demonstrated the results of applying Army cyber security tools to the law enforcement agency’s fleet vehicles December 6. The Army experts are from the nearby U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Ground…

Culminating event brings four spirals of Port Improvement via Exigent Repair technology together

Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations (JCTD) are meant to develop, demonstrate and transition emerging technologies and prototypes to meet our Warfighter’s needs by accelerating acquisition and fielding decision capability in two to four years. In the past, commanders lacked the capability to assure continued logistics agility and freedom of maneuver for U.S. forces. They required a…

U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command MAPS Program Successfully Completes Layered Protection Range Demonstration

By: Kim Cobb, U.S. Army CCDC GVSC DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. — U.S. Army engineers representing the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) Modular Active Protection Systems (MAPS) and Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems (PdM VPS) teams recently hosted a successful MAPS leadership event at U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal. The centerpiece of…

Dr. Peter Schihl

Dr. Peter J Schihl was selected to the Scientific and Professional (ST) rank as the Senior Research Scientist in Ground Vehicle Propulsion and Mobility at the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) in March of 2019. His current research interests are internal combustion engines, powertrain systems, power generation devices, power pack…

3rd virtual experiment informs future manned-unmanned teaming missions

WARREN, Mich.—Thirty Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division supported the Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center Virtual Experiment #3 last month to help inform the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team’s campaign of learning for Manned and Un-Manned Teaming. The campaign of learning is part of GVSC’s Virtual Prototyping process…

Mr. R. Craig Effinger

R. Craig Effinger III is a Department of the Army Civilian serving as the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Ground Vehicle Systems Center. Effinger, COL (U.S. Army retired), enlisted as a Combat Engineer in 1976 and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers, through ROTC, in 1981. He graduated…

Col. Kevin Vanyo

Colonel Kevin Vanyo is currently serving as the Military Deputy to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Center (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center Director. Responsible for top level strategic planning and analysis while ensuring over 1800 Department of the Army civilians, assigned military personnel, industry and academia partners are synchronized to support the Chief of…

Dr. Robert Sadowski

Dr. Robert W. Sadowski is a member of the Scientific and Professional (ST) cadre of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Robotics Senior Research Scientist within the Research, Technology and Integration Directorate at the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, MI. Recently selected to this position after…

Dr. David Gorsich

Dr. David J. Gorsich was selected for a Scientific and Professional (ST) position in January 2009 and serves as the Army’s Chief Scientist for Ground Vehicle Systems. His current research interests are vehicle dynamics and structural analysis, reliability based design optimization, underbody blast modeling, terrain modeling and spatial statistics. Prior to his current position, Gorsich…