Systems Digest

12 JULY 2022

DSIAC collects and publishes articles related to our technical focus areas on the web to share with the DoD community.


U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Responsible Artificial Intelligence Strategy and Implementation Pathway

The DoD has released a document providing a roadmap on how it will advance the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI). The Responsible Artificial Intelligence (RAI) Strategy and Implementation Pathway lists proposed actions to promote responsible AI use across the department based on six foundational tenets:  RAI governance; Warfighter trust; AI product and acquisition life…


Notable Technical Inquiry

Use of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) as a COVID-19 Disinfectant

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to determine if there was any relevant research and data on the efficacy of ultraviolet C (UVC) germicidal irradiation light to effectively disinfect touch surfaces exposed to SARS-CoV-2. In particular, DSIAC was asked to determine if there are applications of the same UVC wavelength being used in aircraft, subway, and other transit interiors. UVC light…

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Human Agent Interaction for Intelligent Weapons Systems

New priorities have emerged from the Army’s Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) concept that establishes the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) on a continuously evolving battlefield. The current iterative cycle of continuously collecting data, discarding irrelevant data, annotating objects offline, and then training and deploying new models is resource-intensive and unsustainable for chaotic…


2022 MSS Tri-Service Radar Symposium (TSRS)

Celebrating its 68th anniversary in 2022, the Tri-Service Radar Symposium (TSRS) is the oldest, continuous meeting of defense radar engineers, scientists, and technologists. This event provides a tri-service forum for presenting a wide range of…

Electric Aircraft Symposium

This year’s 16th Annual EAS returns to an in-person format at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 23-24, 2022. EAS 2022 presenters will discuss the latest in electric aircraft, propulsion systems, energy sources, certification, regional and urban…

Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing Open Course (NTS Longmont, CO)

This three-day training in Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing covers all the information required to plan, perform, and interpret the results of all types of dynamic testing. Some of the additional areas covered…

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Steve Rowley

Division by Zero (DbZ) Labs

Steve Rowley is the founder of DbZ Labs, a testing lab that specializes in spray-drying process development, scale-up, and manufacturing of powdered products. The lab has provided development services to over 200 customers, commercialized novel powdered products, and currently provides spray-drying expertise to the U.S. Army and Air Force in their efforts to develop various novel nitramine-based, secondary, high-explosive compositions. Steve began his career maintaining scientific equipment and building structural apparatuses for testing. He then worked in an oxidation process development lab, where he supported the design, construction, and startup of the world’s first commercial glucaric acid manufacturing plant. He is a former Marine and holds one patent.

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