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Engineer Research and Development Center - Information Technology Lab (ERDC-ITL)

Service or Branch: Army

Location: Vicksburg, MS

ERDC-ITL Website

STEM Fields: Civil Engineering, Computer and Computational Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Information Sciences, Mathematics, Physics

ITL supports the research missions of U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), other Corps activities, the Army, DoD, and other agencies by conceiving, planning, managing, conducting, and coordinating research and development (R&D) in high performance computing, computer-aided and interdisciplinary engineering, computer science, information technology, and instrumentation systems. Through a balanced program of R&D and demonstration, ITL advances the Army's knowledge and ability to use advanced information technology to address a wide range of engineering and scientific challenges.

ITL houses one of the Nation's six high performance computing DoD Supercomputer Resource Centers (DSRC). The DSRC is committed to providing the resources necessary for DoD scientists and engineers to complete their research, development, testing and evaluation projects. They provide support to the warfighter by combining powerful computational resources, secure interconnections, and application software with renowned services, expertise and experience.

Our Technology Focus Areas
- High Performance Computing
- Numerical Modeling
- Computer-Aided Engineering
- Technology Architectures
- Measurement Systems
- Software Engineering
- Intelligent Systems
- Knowledge Management
- Technology Transfer
- Testing and Evaluation

CASE - The Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Project is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers effort to perform research and development activities associated with the development of computer-aided design/analysis tools for use in the design and analysis of common Corps structures.
Risk Analysis for Dam Safety - The U.S.Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for managing the potential safety risks for its 569 dams and protecting the public against the devastation caused by failures or faulty operation. Recognizing the Corps' responsibilities to the Nation as good stewards of public resources, Corps personnel must make decisions to prioritize site-specific dam safety investigations and dam safety improvement investments. The Risk Analysis for Dam Safety Research Program will provide the methodology and tools necessary to accomplish this through the following work units.
Informatics - The rapidly changing world of information technology (IT) mandates the development of interactive computer-based systems that aid users in employing a combination of data, documents, decision-support tools, knowledge, and models to identify and assess alternatives, make decisions, and solve problems. Informatics focuses on methods that combine scientific data and models and render their results specific to a problem.

Vicksburg is a diverse business and tourism destination with a prosperous economy. Vicksburg boasts rich southern history, breathtaking architecture, terrific arts and culture, legendary shopping and dining. Where else can you cruise the mighty Mississippi River, enjoy riverboat gaming, tour some of the state's grandest historic homes, museums and explore a National Military Park. Whether it is nature viewing, fishing, hunting, golfing or picnicking you want, Vicksburg offers it all. Warren County, in which Vicksburg is located, lies between three rivers, the Mississippi, the Big Black and the Yazoo. The Southern hardwood bottomlands, and surrounding lakes and woodlands combined with Vicksburg’s position on the Mississippi River Flyway allow for some of the nation’s best birding opportunities including the majesty of bald eagles in flight at Eagle Lake. Here is the website to the city of Vicksburg: http://web.vicksburg.org/vicksburg/default.aspx

ERDC-ITL employs approximately 300 scientists and engineers working in research groups of approximately 4-7 people each. On average ITL hires 7 to 10 new employees each year and in next 2 to 5 years expects the STEM disciplines of Computer and Computational Sciences, Information Sciences, and Mathematics will be most likely to receive placement.