DVIDS – News – ERDC researchers participate in U.S. Army Foreign Technology (and Science) Assessment Support program


VICKSBURG, Miss. – Until engaging in conversation with colleagues while on temporary duty in the United Kingdom, Dr. Ahmad Tavakoly was not aware of the U.S. Army Foreign Technology (and Science) Assessment Support (FTAS) program. This summer, Tavakoly, a research civil engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research a Development Center’s (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), and co-principal investigator Dr. Mark Wahl, also from CHL, completed the first ERDC project funded by the program.

FTAS creates opportunities for U.S. scientists and engineers to acquire and assess international technology. Researchers submit proposals, and the FTAS program provides the initial funds for subject-matter experts to perform technology assessments, basic research studies, as well as test and evaluation efforts of foreign research and technology that is deemed as unique, state-of-the-art, and has the potential to meet critical Army needs that are aligned with the Army’s modernization priorities for both the future

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NCHSAA expected to increase number of athletes allowed to participate in workouts next week

— The N.C. High School Athletic Association will be releasing new guidelines for off season skill development after North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced earlier this week that the state will move to Phase 2.5 of the state’s reopening plan.

According to the email to membership, the new guidelines will be released and go into effect on Sept. 8, with other updates being shared at that time as well.

Cooper’s new guidelines allow more people to congregate in one place — a maximum of 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. Currently, NCHSAA guidelines limit capability of workouts to 10 indoors and 25 outdoors. To read the current guidelines, click here.

NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker gave a presentation to the State Board of Education on Thursday morning as well. In her presentation, she said the new guidelines mean the association will

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