TEES researchers honored for software development in support of U.S. Army activities at Fort Hood

November 14, 2005
| By: Aubrey Bloom

AUSTIN -- Four members of the Computing and Information Technology Division of the Texas Center for Applied Technology have been recognized by the U.S. Army's Central Technical Support Facility (CTSF), located at Fort Hood, Texas, for outstanding work in designing, developing and implementing the Configuration Management Quality Assurance (CMQA) tool. TCAT's Joe Gonzalez, Keith Biggers, Jeff Kiertscher and Archana Thiagarajan were awarded Certificates of Appreciation and distinctive coins representing the CTSF. TCAT is a part of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, the engineering research agency of the State of Texas and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The TCAT-developed software has become the configuration management tool at the CTSF, which is responsible for software certification and integration testing for the Army Battle Command System. The software is also being adopted by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation in Orlando, Fla., for use in its digital integration facility. It was developed as part of the University XXI Program, which partners researchers from Texas A&M University, TEES and University of Texas at Austin in support of Army transformation and digitization focused at Fort Hood. The presentations were made during the University XXI In-Progress Review held at the University of Texas at Austin in October. Making the presentations for the Army was Langston Carter of the CTSF. Also present were Dr. Jim Wall, director of the TCAT Computing and Information Technology Division, and Dr. Don Dickson, TCAT director.

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