CCDC-ARL SEDD is the principal Army organization for basic and applied research in sensors and countermeasures, electronic/photonic materials and devices, power and energy, synthetic biology and quantum information sciences.
SEDD conducts foundational research to provide the Army with disruptive, game changing enabling technology in advanced electro-optics and lasers; displays; advanced RF technologies for sensors and EW; electronic materials and devices; autonomous sensing; electric weapons and vehicles; directed energy; and micro, Soldier, and portable power.
Throughout the past several years, the Army has continued to implement advanced technology priorities, from enhancing hardware, software, and infrastructure to expanding synthetic training environments, to improve the service branch’s acquisition and modernization processes. The Army has employed agile, responsive cross-functional teams to achieve its modernization goals and efforts.
During Potomac Officers Club’s 5th Annual Army Forum, Krapels will discuss the progress, innovations and accomplishments of the Army’s modernization renaissance over the last year, what challenges remain, and how industry can help in 2021 and beyond.
Kevin Leonard, senior vice president of Contingency Operations with Vectrus will moderate the panel. Krapels will be joined by BG Anthony Potts, program executive officer (PEO) Soldier with the U.S. Army; Mike Wells, chief innovation officer of the Operation Technology Group with Vectrus; and Joel Babbitt, Program Executive Officer – SOF Warrior, U.S. Special Operations Command.