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Ann Suzette Burnett named eCYBERMISSION Ambassador of the Year

Ann Suzette Burnett, an employee of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, was recognized as the eCYBERMISSION Ambassador of the Year at an awards luncheon in Reston, Virginia, on June 22.
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Army modernization advances with early team collaboration

Two organizations at Picatinny Arsenal are playing a role in advancing Army modernization through the Cross Functional Team for Long Range Precision Fires: the Program Executive Office Ammunition, and the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center.
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Innovation resources are available at ARDEC

If ARDEC is the international hub for the advancement of armament technologies, then our Innovation Office is the collaborative robots (or "co-bots") that help to bridge technology gaps that allow us to work more effectively as a team.
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Picatinny STEM robotics student gets full scholarship to Princeton

A student at East Orange STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy, and a former member of a Picatinny-sponsored FIRST robotics team, was recently accepted to Princeton University with not one, but two full scholarships.
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Picatinny 'History Detectives' discover answer to museum's mystery item

For nearly two decades, the item had served as a doorstop at the home of a New Jersey resident. When he decided to move, the resident took the item to a New Jersey museum, which then reached out to the historian at Picatinny Arsenal for help in identifying the "mystery item."
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ARDEC Headlines

Picatinny plays key role in Army modernization initiative

The ongoing modernization initiative within the Army represents an exciting time for the workforce at Picatinny Arsenal, which is making multiple contributions as the new U.S. Army Futures Command takes shape, ARDEC Director John F. Hedderich told a town hall audience.
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Congressman Freylinghuysen's Youth Advisory Council visits Picatinny

High school students from New Jersey's 11th Congressional District received a broad exposure to the scientific and engineering work at Picatinny Arsenal during a visit on March 28.
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Picatinny senior manager appointed to Army's Senior Executive Service

Cynthia L. Perazzo, a senior manager with the largest organization at Picatinny Arsenal, was appointed to the Department of the Army Senior Executive Service during a ceremony here on April 4.
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Put on your innovation caps - ARDEC director issues innovation challenge: dominance over future adversaries

An innovation challenge has been issued to the workforce at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to “identify and develop a capability that will establish dominance over our future adversaries.”
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‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering’ enters 6th year at Picatinny

As part of a continuing effort to encourage young women to pursue technical careers, Picatinny Arsenal hosted its sixth year of “Introduce a Girl to Engineering,” which attracted 100 students from 28 schools.
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Mission

Lead research, development and engineering of systems solutions to arm those who defend the nation against all current and future threats, both at home and abroad

Vision

ARDEC, centered at Picatinny Arsenal, is a critical national asset that is vital to National Security and is unfettered in its ability to deliver products and provide world class facilities and services

ARDEC Director's Corner

Mr. John F. Hedderich III

At ARDEC our slogan is, “Always a Step Ahead.” We act as though somebody’s life depends on being a step ahead because it does.

ARDEC provides armaments that overmatch those of our adversaries. We do this so that our warfighters and homeland defenders succeed in every fight. To achieve this we provide world-class leadership in engineering, science excellence, quality and innovation, and we are relied upon to objectively evaluate armament solutions so that we know our true progress and how it relates to our adversaries.

There has never been a more challenging or exciting time for this mission. ARDEC is a strategic national asset that has contributed to some or all aspects of the design, development, and production of the U.S. armaments used from World War II into our current conflicts.

Our current challenges have expanded such that we prepare for a full spectrum of threats. Our Nation faces non-state and hybrid actors, networks of small militant groups, more dense urban environments, confounding mixtures of terror and propaganda, enemy operations planned within the homeland and other challenges, some still unknown.

ARDEC’s legacy is built on understanding and solving complex warfighter problems and saving lives. We are leveraging this strength to support the needs of homeland defenders who plan for interagency operations. This includes working with New York City and other major northeastern centers from our regional hub to the nation, centered at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.

We succeed because we are:

  • Steeped in the Army Values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.
  • Collaborative: This is key to our success. Our workforce embraces teamwork, mutual respect, open communication and creativity. All of our efforts are integrated with and leverage the vast technological resources, nationally and internationally.
  • Innovative: We embrace all forms and sources of innovation, internal and external, evolutionary and revolutionary. Disruption is the key to remaining, “Always a step ahead”.
  • Good Partners: Partnership is an important part of our organizational strategy. ARDEC proactively seeks partnerships with customers, industry, academia, and other government agencies. These partnerships accelerate the development and transition of new technologies for the Warfighter.

While you are on our website, please read our news or explore the “About Us” and “Facilities” links to learn about our mission. Explore the “Business Opportunities” link to learn how your business or academic activity can join us in solving our nation’s biggest challenges.

Everything we do is built on a quality and well-trained workforce. We are always seeking world-class talent. Please follow the “Career Opportunities” link to learn how you might begin a rewarding career supporting American warfighters.

Always being a step ahead starts at school. Please visit our “Outreach” link. It will take you to a page where you can learn how we support the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in our local schools.

Thank you for visiting ARDEC on the internet.

John F. Hedderich III
Director, ARDEC

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