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  • U.S. Army Geospatial Center Fields New ENFIRE Tool Kit to Warfighters

    The U.S. Army Geospatial Center is fielding 200 Instrument Set, Reconnaissance and Surveying (common name: ENFIRE) tool kits to deploying engineer units, improving their ability to rapidly collect engineering data while minimizing their exposure to enemy observation. Distribution of the kits will continue through Summer 2010, and full rate production and fielding is being planned through 2015.
  • Army Establishes New Army Geospatial Center

    Headquarters, Department of the Army, approved the establishment of the U.S. Army Geospatial Center (AGC) today. The AGC, formerly known as the Engineer Research and Development Center’s Topographic Engineering Center (TEC), will become a direct reporting center under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
  • Stephen Benzek wins ESRI People’s Choice Award

    Stephen Benzek’s imaginative creation of a noncontemporary, nontraditional-style map of the Mediterranean region recently won the prestigious People’s Choice Award during the 28th Annual Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. (ESRI) International User Conference. Benzek’s map “The Geography of Paul” was chosen from more than 1,000 entries and voted by more than 17,000 conference attendees to receive the top prize.
  • Newbury receives Army Research and Development Awards

    George E. Newbury IV, a physical scientist with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Topographic Engineering Center (TEC) recently received three research and development(R&D) awards for his achievement during 2007. Newbury is the recipient of the Department of the Army R&D Achievement Award, the ERDC R&D Achievement Award and the TEC Award for Scientific and Technological Achievement.
  • Immokalee resident re-enlists in Army

    Immokalee resident Sgt. Sylvia F. Tumball re-enlisted for three more years in the Army in a ceremony conducted at the U.S. Army Topographic Engineer Center (TEC) recently. TEC is a research and development laboratory of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).
  • U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center and ESRI Collaborate on Geospatial

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Topographic Engineering Center (ERDC-TEC), and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) will collaborate to design and build innovative prototypes to demonstrate the next generation of geospatial technology in U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Battle Command applications. TEC and ESRI signed a cooperative research and development agreement for the project this month.
  • U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center Director Receives Exceptional Civilian Service Award

    Mr. Robert Burkhardt, director of the Army’s Topographic Engineering Center (TEC), received the Army’s Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service during an awards ceremony held at the Pentagon yesterday. This decoration is the highest Department of the Army honorary award granted by the Secretary of the Army.

    Mr. Robert Burkhardt, director of the Engineer Research and Development Center’s Topographic Engineering Center, was recently appointed as the Army’s first Geospatial Information Officer (GIO) by Headquarters, Department of the Army’s Geospatial-Enterprise Governance Board.
  • Shannon receives Commander’s Award, recognition for IPET

    Brian Shannon, ERDC-TEC, recently received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and was also recognized by the Interagency Performance Evaluation Task (IPET) Force for his participation in USACE’s efforts to assess the performance of the Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Protection Project following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
  • Caldwell receives Superior Civilian Service Award

    Douglas R. Caldwell, ERDC-TEC, recently received the Department of the Army’s Superior Civilian Service Award. Caldwell was cited for professionalism, technical excellence and leadership in geospatial information technology, related to the Joint- Geospatial Enterprise Services (J-GES) program and the Army’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program.