The University of Houston has secured a contract worth $63.5 million, its largest to date, to improve the U.S. Army’s decision-making processes, especially in competition with other countries. The project, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense, involves a team from the university using analytical modeling and simulation in areas like quantum technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. The research aims to assist the military in staying ahead of adversaries across various domains, including combat, space, and cyberspace.
- The University of Houston’s $63.5 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense is focused on enhancing the U.S. Army’s decision-making capabilities in competition scenarios with other nations.
- Led by UH professor Craig Glennie, the research project will delve into the competition and crisis phases, exploring how the Army can position itself to either avoid or be prepared for potential conflicts.
- The team is assisting the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Analysis Center (DAC) by creating models, analysis tools, and simulations for various Army technologies, including the examination of the electromagnetic spectrum.
- Collaborative efforts include researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mexico State University, with the project influenced by a paper from the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff titled “Joint Concept for Competing.”
- In acknowledging the contract, UH President Renu Khator highlighted the university’s dedication to driving innovation and emphasized the importance of this project in national security and strategic competitiveness.