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Building on decades of targeted investments in the scientific community and on a history of collaborating with individual forward-leaning commercial partners, DEVCOM ARL takes teaming to a higher level by following the Tailored Ecosystem Engagement Model (TEEM). In TEEM, the laboratory tailors an engagement strategy where it leverages the unique skillsets and resources across academia, government, and industry both nationally and internationally to collaboratively address Army challenges and opportunities.

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Voice of the Soldier

DEVCOM ARL maximizes the use of Soldier touchpoints (STPs) and feedback to help shape ARL’s vision and its investment decisions early and throughout the research lifecycle, identifying and cutting through barriers to get feedback from Warfighters faster.

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DEVCOM ARL continues to place the highest priority on its people. The team talent in our research and business competencies underpin our excellence, speed, agility, and relevance. ARL leverages the whole of national security, industrial, academic, and government talent across research, business, and leadership domains to ensure excellence in support of the Army.

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We are DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory

Our mission is to operationalize science

Who We Are

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, known as DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory is the Army’s research laboratory strategically placed under the Army Futures Command. ARL is the Army’s sole foundational research laboratory focused on cutting-edge scientific discovery, technological innovation, and transitioning capabilities for the future Army.

What We Do

DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory supports persistent modernization and is focused on disruptive science and technology for the long term, performing research to answer the hardest S&T questions for future Army capabilities. This research is based on eleven foundational research competencies: Biological and Biotechnology Sciences; Electromagnetic Spectrum Sciences; Energy Sciences, Humans in Complex Systems; Mechanical Sciences; Military Information Sciences; Network, Cyber, and Computational Sciences; Photonics, Electronics, and Quantum Sciences; Sciences of Extreme Materials; Terminal Effects; and Weapons Sciences.

Collaborate With Us

DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory successfully develops and implements a wide variety of programs and mechanisms that enable us to collectively support Army modernization. Learn more about the many ways we partner with other organizations.

Join Our Team

From human sciences to networking, we are always in search of world-class talent ready to provide innovative science and technology to the warfighter. We’re an equal opportunity employer offering student and advanced degree programs, as well as special hiring authority for veteran candidates.


What We Learned Today:
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We speak with Army scientists and engineers about the science and technology that will modernize the U.S. Army and make our Soldiers stronger and safer. Each episode introduces an engaging interview with lab researchers to explore a wide range of scientific disciplines and discuss technological advancements for the future Army.

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