Human Performance Training and Biosystems Directorate: Human Systems
Combat Feeding Research & Engineering Program:
Combat Feeding Research and Engineering
To continue to be the preeminent provider of Joint Service, Coalition,
capability driven world-class combat feeding systems. To fuel the
department's most valuable, flexible, and adaptive weapons platform
the individual warfighter.
Provide guidance and oversight for the DoD Combat Feeding Research
and Engineering Program (CFREP) in accordance with DoD Directive 3235.02E.
Oversight and collaboration with CFREB DoD Component representatives
(one from each of the military services and one from the Defense Logistics
Agency (DLA)). The mission of the CFP is to provide high quality combat
rations, field food service equipment and complete combat feeding systems
that enhance Warfighter performance, improve food service efficiency and
effectiveness, and reduce the burden on the logistics system.
Maintain and improve strategies that clearly focus on warfighter input for continuous product improvement of combat rations.
Transition revolutionary food processing technologies that enhance the quality, nutrition, shelf life, and acceptability of combat rations.
Strengthen partnership with NSRDEC and the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Combat Support and Combat Service Support (CS&CSS), in particular, to support Expeditionary Base Camps field feeding capability. Continue to refine and update the CFREP business process to reflect changes necessitated by external forces (changes in national strategy, law, policy, regulation, operational context) or by internally derived improvements to the process via a continuous process improvement direction.
Continue to provide and expand STEM and other outreach efforts to maintain awareness and presence of combat feeding science and engineering in the DOD and civilian communities.
Human Social Cultural Behavior Science and Technology
Personnel with U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and the medical embedded training team at the New Kabul Compound give donated school supplies to students at the Bibi Mahro school in Kabul, Afghanistan,
Photographer's Name: Erika Stetson Location: Kabul
Through collaboration with our partners, to develop, transition,
and apply technologies, tools, and methods which allow US forces to more
effectively understand and interact with the socio-cultural environment.
Direct the development of requisite technologies, tools, and methods for
understanding, interacting with, and shaping the human socio-cultural
behavioral environment through interaction with partners in academia,
industry, and government.
Aid in oversight function of the over 24 HSCB S&T Programs across the services and components.
Work with the warfighter and combat developers to facilitate the development of documented requirements in the socio-cultural modeling domain.
Support the execution of the HSCB Modeling Program. (please do not link to this site just use text)
Maximize warfighter performance through strategic investments in Human Systems
Integration science and technology (S&T) solutions.
Develop true synchronization between hardware, software, and human elements of
warfighter systems leading to optimized performance across DoD while minimizing
harm and cost to the human component. This is achieved through strategic investments
in key S&T that enables effective and efficient mission performance, training, and
warfighter selection as well as affordable and effective equipment to support and
conduct military operations.
Monitors planning and programming to facilitate applicable insertion into acquisition program.
Provides oversight of personnel selection, training, and leadership.
Maintains purview of efforts in cognitive sciences, interface design, personnel protection, combat feeding, optimization of human systems integration, and human performance.
Participates in interagency/cross-service human systems community of interest forums.
DoD Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group (HFE TAG)
National Science & Technology Council
Social, Behavioral & Economic Subcommittee
Human Factors Subcommittee
Defense Language Program & Defense Language Action Panel (DLAP)
OSD Irregular Warfare Modeling and Simulation Senior Coordination Group
The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP)
Identifies Human Systems S&T requirements, technology opportunities, and deficiencies/gaps.
Supports OSD Small Business Innovation Research program execution and management.