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Army Research Office - ARO in Review 2011

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Technical Report,01 Sep 2010,30 Aug 2011

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Army Research Laboratory Research Triangle Park

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This report is intended to be a single-source document describing the research programs of the U.S. Army Research Office ARO for fiscal year 2011 FY11 1 Oct 2010 through 30 Sep 2011. This report provides A brief review of the strategy employed to guide ARO research investments and noteworthy issues affecting the implementation of that strategy Statistics regarding basic research funding i.e., 6.1 funding and program proposal activity Research trends and accomplishments of the individual ARO scientific divisions. The mission of ARO, as part of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL, is to execute the Armys extramural basic research program in these disciplines chemical sciences, computing sciences, electronics, environmental sciences, materials science, mathematical sciences, mechanical sciences, network sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and physics. The goal of this basic research is to drive scientific discoveries and increase the generalstore of scientific knowledge through high-risk, high pay-off research opportunities primarily with universities, and also with industrial and governmental laboratories. ARO also ensures that the results of these efforts are made available to the Army research and development community, for the pursuit of long-term technological solutions for the Army.

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