Army Study Program Management Office - ASPMO

Army Study Program Management Office - ASPMO Welcome to the official ASPMO page! In the ASPMO, we develop an integrated program of studies and analyses focused on high-priority Army issues.

The Army Study Program (ASP) is a service-wide initiative designed to provide Army decision makers with analysis that is relevant, robust, and responsive to the demands confronting the Army in the entire spectrum of its endeavors. The Army Study Program Management Office (ASPMO) has the overall Department of Army (DA) responsibility for the Program. Each Army Staff agency and Major Command is repr

The Army Study Program (ASP) is a service-wide initiative designed to provide Army decision makers with analysis that is relevant, robust, and responsive to the demands confronting the Army in the entire spectrum of its endeavors. The Army Study Program Management Office (ASPMO) has the overall Department of Army (DA) responsibility for the Program. Each Army Staff agency and Major Command is repr

Fine-grain annotation of scientific data sets composed of trillions of mesh cells or particles is critical in making ext...
05/08/2020
Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office and Los Alamos National Laboratory partner to make large data sets easier to handle

Fine-grain annotation of scientific data sets composed of trillions of mesh cells or particles is critical in making extremely large data sets indexable and more easily searchable.
https://lanl.gov/discover/news-release-archive/2020/May/0504-large-data-sets.php?fbclid=IwAR3p_H7GYHHmEcTEXJ7OlyyXKOjpj8mB6P3GsAzPyNLk0ZLDdoqQTeDfydE

It is an excellent demonstration of utilization of processing power near/on storage devices

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. Thank you to all...
05/06/2020
DoD to honor nurses during National Nurses Week 2020

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday.
Thank you to all of the nurses out there!

National Nurses Week begins on National Nurses Day, May 6, and culminates May 12.

05/01/2020

Ladies and Gentlemen,
LTG Pasquarette will be live on the G-8 page this Saturday, 2 MAY, 0900-1000 to answer your questions and concerns. We look forward to “hearing” from everyone!
https://www.facebook.com/usarmyg8

Even though some people treat anthropomorphizing as something 'childish' and 'immature,' according to various studies an...
04/30/2020
People Who Talk To Their Pets Are Smarter Than Those Who Don't: Study Claims

Even though some people treat anthropomorphizing as something 'childish' and 'immature,' according to various studies and sources people who talk to animals, plants or any inanimate object, are smarter than those who don't.
https://life.shared.com/people-who-talk-to-their-pets-are-smarter-intelligent?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1g2X3cVzRyLfZteqLRfffYWMQeV3KZUk84UXBFzfQ6Irm_pRGh2FghomA#Echobox=1587738467

Are you someone who loves having a lit chit chat with your furry buddies? If yes, then we have some good news for you

The COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge, a variant of the Army’s “xTechSearch” contest, was first announced earlier this month...
04/29/2020
Army seeks 10,000 low-cost ventilators to combat COVID-19

The COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge, a variant of the Army’s “xTechSearch” contest, was first announced earlier this month.
The Army is reaching out "to the innovation community to find a rapid ventilator production system to support field hospitals,” said Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy.
https://www.army.mil/article/234729/army_seeks_10000_low_cost_ventilators_to_combat_covid_19?fbclid=IwAR0jv-zCY4XMGcRTmis8lMU3-3VLO0l-dafSsA-xCdoLJGOH2hlg63prFYQ

Army seeks 10,000 low-cost ventilators to combat COVID-19

The Army scientists are focused on creating a “more sensitive” coronavirus test than those currently approved by the Cen...
04/28/2020
Army lab developing COVID-19 test for people without symptoms, key to ‘normal’ return

The Army scientists are focused on creating a “more sensitive” coronavirus test than those currently approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said John Dye, chief of viral immunology at Fort Detrick’s research institute.

Read more here: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/coronavirus/article241978946.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB+04.14.20&utm_term=Editorial+-+Military+-+Early+Bird+Brief&fbclid=IwAR2CLqOFK_S1ca72Sl3F1BMqJuBkhjCSk4nZWicQzTR37uGTd-iB17sTDwE#storylink=cpy

Army’s infectious diseases center at Fort Detrick is refining a test that will help Americans know who had the coronavirus and who didn’t.

Laser-based analysis reveals insights into chemical changes during nuclear explosions.https://www.pnnl.gov/news-media/ho...
04/27/2020
How Lasers Can Help with Nuclear Nonproliferation Monitoring | PNNL

Laser-based analysis reveals insights into chemical changes during nuclear explosions.
https://www.pnnl.gov/news-media/how-lasers-can-help-nuclear-nonproliferation-monitoring?fbclid=IwAR3ueAEYYXdBfr3_epr-JZSGBAlKQrLiejOC1YtMKLF-RNzh_dvFpJM9ln4

A team of researchers is working to expand our uranium chemistry understanding using a surprising tool: lasers. This capability gives never-before-seen insight into uranium gas-phase oxidation during nuclear explosions.

April is Military Child Appreciation Month. Military Kids Connect is an online resource for military kids and teens who ...
04/25/2020
Home | Military Kids Connect

April is Military Child Appreciation Month. Military Kids Connect is an online resource for military kids and teens who need advice coping with the ups and downs of military life.

https://militarykidsconnect.health.mil/

Life for military kids is full of ups and downs. From adventure and unique experiences, to frequent moves and family adjustments - you may face challenges that your friends at school don’t know anything about. Making connections with other military kids can help you build resilience and find frien...

In the past, LANL successfully designed a Swine Flu vaccine and now they are designing what is called a T-cell vaccine t...
04/24/2020
LANL researchers developing coronavirus vaccine design

In the past, LANL successfully designed a Swine Flu vaccine and now they are designing what is called a T-cell vaccine that can be use with an antibody vaccine to fight the coronavirus.
https://www.koat.com/article/lanl-researchers-developing-coronavirus-vaccine-design/32164363?fbclid=IwAR1NqZohhCzxD5OwjnsYf_QOW2Q8BcX-5yPb4wMyc4jrTe5ZMV22ffutlrs#

The coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world as researchers and scientists fight to create a vaccine.

04/23/2020
What is Mindfulness?

April is Stress Awareness Month and an excellent time for mindfulness and its potential positive impacts on depression, pain, mental illness, or anxiety.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbGe9BpniJo

In this video, Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD and Greg Serpa, PhD (from Greater Los Angeles VA HCS) explain what “mindfulness” is, and describe the benefits for Ve...

INVICTA will study participants over an 3-18-month period to measure the acute and chronic effects of firing heavy weapo...
04/20/2020
INVICTA: Examining Heavy Weapons Training TBI Risks on SEALs | Defense Media Network

INVICTA will study participants over an 3-18-month period to measure the acute and chronic effects of firing heavy weapons starting from the moment of blast.
https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/invicta-examining-heavy-weapons-training-impact-brain-injury-seals/

Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, Land) special operators epitomize strength, fitness and readiness. Their work is inherently dangerous, and the training to become a S

National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (NSAAM) is calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and im...
04/18/2020
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month | ovsjg

National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (NSAAM) is calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in this community.
https://ovsjg.dc.gov/page/april-national-sexual-assault-awareness-month

National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (NSAAM) is calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in this community. The theme of this year’s NSAAM campaign is, “Engaging New Voices.” The campaign calls on partners and community members to help expand s...

In the paper, published by Science they determine that even if the disease is eliminated it should remain under surveill...
04/17/2020
Social distancing my have to last intermittently until 2022, study finds

In the paper, published by Science they determine that even if the disease is eliminated it should remain under surveillance until 2024 to prevent another outbreak.
https://www.indy100.com/article/coronavirus-social-distancing-2020-2022-harvard-study-9466461?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1gYEeA3cjX07kedKzE89uYVq8mXL5drOneociLjaVMa4Au41QEX7Qf8ZI#Echobox=1586971722

A study by Harvard's Chan School of Public Health has found that social distancing might have to last until 2022 unless treatments or vaccines become available or if care capacity is increased. This news will be disappointing to many who may have already been in self-isolation for months now, but t...

“The use of AI to augment human capacity, to address a pressing public health concern using existing data without re-dep...
04/16/2020
Two groups use artificial intelligence to find compounds that could fight the novel coronavirus

“The use of AI to augment human capacity, to address a pressing public health concern using existing data without re-deploying a full team, should be a boon to researchers.”
https://cen.acs.org/physical-chemistry/computational-chemistry/Artificial-intelligence-finds-drug-that-could-fight-Wuhan-coronavirus/98/i6

One group identifies an existing drug, the other finds 6 novel molecules, but the consequences of reporting possibly helpful molecules are unclear

In a nationwide study, Seton Hall found 72% of Americans will not return to a sporting event until there is a coronaviru...
04/15/2020
Poll: 72% of People Will Not Attend Sporting Events Until a Coronavirus Vaccine is Available

In a nationwide study, Seton Hall found 72% of Americans will not return to a sporting event until there is a coronavirus vaccine. That number does not drop significantly for U.S. sports fans.
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/poll-72-of-people-will-not-attend-sporting-events-until-a-coronavirus-vaccine-is-available/2272090/?fbclid=IwAR2lGvLW_JdX0qUUnEtujGZj2K6ROZb0P0aB9gUMcWqRcGkXFSIXfL0W7RQ

Major League Baseball is toying with the idea of playing games at Spring Training facilities. The NBA, NHL and other leagues try to figure out when it’s safe to return to action (all because of the coronavirus pandemic), potentially without fans in attendance.

Chemists around the world are turning to AI to help them find new medicines, materials, or consumer products. https://ce...
04/14/2020
Exploring chemical space: Can AI take us where no human has gone before?

Chemists around the world are turning to AI to help them find new medicines, materials, or consumer products.
https://cen.acs.org/physical-chemistry/computational-chemistry/Exploring-chemical-space-AI-take/98/i13?fbclid=IwAR067hps928Ph7ZLkTqi6uQEj9RDEC7x76t2LXz2sqGMum0WeKE-cyHheFg

Artificial intelligence is helping us find novel, useful molecules. For the field to really take off, though, these tools will need to be accessible to the wider chemistry community

The new study could help policymakers make more informed decisions during the coronavirus pandemic.https://www.ksbw.com/...
04/10/2020
New study investigates California's possible herd immunity to COVID-19

The new study could help policymakers make more informed decisions during the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.ksbw.com/article/new-study-investigates-californias-possible-herd-immunity-to-covid-19/32073873?fbclid=IwAR3PN6D9Rlt88QCQoQ6veGJvnSzatLXCrmo7U0JABtG2Xic-yQhLYEvm6g8#

The hypothesis that COVID-19 first started spreading in California in the fall of 2019 is one explanation for the state's lower than expected case numbers.

U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command has signed an arrangement with Gilead Sciences to provide the company...
04/08/2020
Army signs agreement with drug giant Gilead on experimental COVID-19 treatment

U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command has signed an arrangement with Gilead Sciences to provide the company’s investigational coronavirus drug to U.S. troops confirmed to have the COVID-19 virus.
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/03/10/army-signs-agreement-with-drug-giant-gilead-on-experimental-covid-19-treatment/

U.S. troops with confirmed cases of COVID-19 could get an investigational drug treatment for the virus.

DOD has initiated a contract-financing study that will consider how best to attract highly innovative small businesses a...
04/07/2020
Military Aims to Reform Sustainment, Acquisition to Benefit Warfighter

DOD has initiated a contract-financing study that will consider how best to attract highly innovative small businesses and non-traditional defense contractors, and also examine the existing contract financing methods, such as progress payments and performance-based payments.
https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/2102010/military-aims-to-reform-sustainment-acquisition-to-benefit-warfighters/

The Defense Department's acquisition and sustainment efforts are focused on supporting all three lines of the National Defense Strategy, a DOD official said. 

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