Andrew G. Loerch

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The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) focuses on rapidly identifying, developing, testing, and fielding counter-IED solutions. These solutions cover a broad range of functions and potential impacts. A relatively new organization within the Department of Defense, JIEDDO seeks to mature its decision processes. In addition, JIEDDO(More)
Realistic testing of chemical and biological defense systems requires an actual warfare agent. But use of such an agent is restricted to laboratory containment chambers, which are not realistic. This state of affairs has driven the chemical and biological defense community to integrate developmental testing and operational testing. Systems are challenged(More)
Given constraints dictated by the current fiscal environment, the Army has been directed to reduce its total personnel strength from around 1.05 million across the active duty, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve, to a maximum of around 980 thousand personnel. In particular, the active duty Army will have to drawdown to around 450 thousand personnel. In(More)
This study evaluates the operational activities on an Air Force base and how they can be improved through integration of new technologies, organization of infrastructure/installations, and applied process improvement leading to a decrease in operational costs and manpower. This effort, called Sierra Bravo, was tasked to Defense Advanced Research Projects(More)
Our project addresses the following problem: no platform exists allowing investors the ability to trade on international markets from a single location. The twelve leading online investment programs (by trade volume) provide access to U.S. security exchanges only. A second, related problem is the lack of a fully automated investment portal availing itself(More)
These instructions give you guidelines for preparing papers for IEEE conferences. Use this document as a template if you are using Microsoft Word 6.0 or later. Otherwise, use this document as an instruction set. Instructions about final paper and figure submissions in this document are for IEEE journals; please use this document as a "template" to prepare(More)
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