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DSI and Bowhead Support Services Win Two Contracts at ARL
Dynamic Science, Inc., and Bowhead Science and Technology (BST)—Team Bowhead—recently joined together to capture
work on two of the U.S. Army’s critical programs: the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Experimental Facility Support
Services contract and the contract for Scientific, Engineering, and Analysis Support Services. Both programs are operated
at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland. This marks the fourth consecutive contract over more than twenty
years that DSI is performing at ARL and further demonstrates the company’s unique capability to support the warfighter.
Through these contracts, Team Bowhead will provide support to the ARL Weapons and Materials Research Directorate to
enhance the lethality and survivability of the individual soldier and advanced weapons systems, concurrently enhancing
the national scientific and engineering resource capability in weapons, protection, and materials technology. Team
Bowhead also supports the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate to ensure soldiers
and systems can survive and function on the battlefield against the full spectrum of battlefield threats. The team’s personnel
perform unique investigations, simulations, and lab/field experiments to advance scalable weapons effects across the full
spectrum of military operations. Team Bowhead will retain a staff of highly trained scientists, engineers, and experienced
technicians and a variety of experimental facilities, many of which are unique in the U.S. and in the world.
DSI Welcomes New President: Christopher P. Toale
DSI welcomed Christopher Toale as its new president in January 2009. He joined DSI in August
2006 as general manager of the Diversified Services Division, which he subsequently
expanded through skillful marketing and operations management. As president of DSI,
Mr. Toale will be responsible for providing operational and new business development MORE INSIDE...
direction for the product lines represented by the
Diversified Services Division (DSD), Defense
Technical Services Division (DTSD) and the DSI and government Personnel Perform
Innovative Digital Image correlation
Research, Science and Technology Division Analysis at the Army Research Laborator .... 2
NHTSA Motorcycle Pilot Study under Way in
Southern california .......................................... 2
In addition to his experience with DSI, Mr.
general Managers clint Bateman and Joel Leifer
Toale brings with him more than twenty-two Join DSI ................................................................. 3
years with the U.S. Air Force, from which
DSI Trains Air Traffic controllers at Washinton D.c.,
he retired as a Chief Master Sergeant– Boston, and New York ARTccs....................................... 3
E9. Mr. Toale holds a B.S. in Business
DSI Technician Pilots Hiw Way to the Army’s All-American
Management from the University of Bowl in Texas .................................................................. 4
Maryland and an MBA from Saint Mary’s exodyne Properties Spotlight: operation Homefront of Arizona . 4
University. He possesses numerous air
traffic control licenses and certificates.
DSI and Government Personnel Perform Innovative Digital
Image Correlation Analysis at the Army Research Laboratory
Earlier this year, DSI engineering and technical staff worked
with government personnel on an innovative research effort
using advanced Digital Image Correlation techniques employing
stereoscopic imagery. The system uses a pair of high-speed
cameras and advanced software to capture and analyze full-field
behavior of specimens under high-rate testing. The ability to fully
quantify strains and deflections at high frame rates provides a level
of analysis not previously possible with traditional high-speed
Such Digital Image Correlation is also becoming more
commonplace for non-high-speed testing as an alternative to
strain gauges and displacement sensors typically employed in
the past. Several facets of structural research and materials testing
that are in progress and being planned at the U.S. Army Research
Laboratory employ this exciting technology and will involve the
growing expertise and assistance of DSI personnel.
DSI engineers and technicians have been working
on cutting-edge Digital Image Correlation analy-
sis. Using high-speed stereoscopic cameras (top),
and advanced software, DIC allows for analysis
previously thought impossible (right).
NHTSA Motorcycle Pilot Study Under Way in Southern California
The training phase of the long-awaited and highly anticipated National Highway
Transportation and Safety Administration motorcycle pilot study was completed
in early December and DSI investigators have at long last initiated on-scene
crash investigations. The final phase of the pilot study involves the investigation of
37 on-scene motorcycle crashes in Orange and Los Angeles counties, California,
during a three-month period. The purpose is to evaluate the field data forms,
identify problems and successes in the methodology, and carefully track and
determine the projected cost of the larger study slated to begin later in 2009.
DSI’s investigators respond to crashes at any time, day or night. They are notified
by cognizent law enforcement agencies of qualifying motorcycle crashes within
minutes of occurrence. DSI’s crash investigation team includes Michael Naran,
Anthony Naran, and garth Wilson.
For this contract, DSI is a subcontractor to Westat—a research corporation in
Rockville, Maryland—and is responsible for all phases of the motorcycle crash
investigation study. DSI’s Research, Science, and Technology Division was
intimately involved with the development of the field data forms, the complete
compilation of the coding and editing manual, and developing and conducting
the six-week training program for the investigators.
DSI motorcycle crash investigators Michael Naran, Anthony
Naran, and Garth Wilson are notified by law enforcement
agencies in Orange and Los Angeles counties, California,
when qualifying motorcycle crashes occur. DSI is taking part
in the NHTSA motorcycle pilot study preparing for a larger
study of motorcycle safety.
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General Managers Clint Bateman and Joel Leifer Join DSI
On 20 January 2009, DSI On 9 March 2009, DSI
welcomed Clint Bateman welcomed Joel Leifer as
as the new general man- the new general manager
ager of its Diversified of its Defense Technical
Services Division (DSD). Services Division (DTSD).
Mr. Bateman is respon- Mr. Leifer is responsible
sible for all of DSI’s avia- for all of DSI’s defense
tion-related operations, technology-related op-
a position for which he is erations and works from
well qualified. DSI’s office in Aberdeen,
Mr. Bateman retired as a
Senior Master Sergeant Mr. Leifer brings 16
from the U.S. Air Force with years of business and
over 21 years of service. application experience
Clint Bateman is the new Throughout his career, studying shock, vibration Joel Leifer is the new
general manager of DSI’s he was responsible for air information, and analysis general manager of DSI’s
Diversified Services Divison. Defense Technical Services Divison.
traffic control tower and/ for U.S. Navy programs
or radar approach control operations at Davis-Monthan while working for Booz
Air Force Base in Arizona; Royal Air Force Lakenheath Allen Hamilton and Hi-Test Laboratories. Leifer is also an
in the United Kingdom; Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada; adjunct instructor and teaches engineering coursework
Kunsan Air Base in South Korea; Spangdahlem Air Base in for three community colleges. He has published numerous
Germany; Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska; and MacDill technical papers covering structural and shock analysis.
Air Force Base in Florida. His most recent assignment was
working for the Federal Aviation Administration as an air Mr. Leifer received both his Bachelor of Science in
traffic controller in Anchorage, Alaska. Clint also held a Mechanical Engineering and his Master of Science in
position as a Senior Financial and Program Analyst for Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Lockheed Martin in support of the FAA’s National Airspace Mr. Leifer is also a registered professional engineer in the
System Implementation Support Contract. state of Maryland.
Mr. Bateman received his Bachelor of Science in
Occupational Education (BSOE), Management, from
Wayland Baptist University. He will work out of DSI’s
corporate headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. DSI Trains Air Traffic Controllers
at Washington D.C., Boston,
and New York ARTCCs
As a subcontractor to Raytheon Technical Services
Company, DSI is now training air traffic controllers at the
Washington, Boston, and New York Air Route Traffic Control
Centers (ARTCCs). Between them, the three ARTCCs are
responsible for enroute air traffic control services along
the eastern seaboard from South Carolina north to the
Canadian border, as well as traffic crossing the Atlantic
Ocean to and from Europe and the Caribbean.
DSI’s instructors and remote pilot operators provide
on-site training for air traffic controllers at all levels
of experience. Through classroom instruction and lab
scenarios, controllers learn how to handle real-life air
traffic situations. Developmental controllers pass through
Remote pilot operator Tracey Kennel provides air traffic control this training as the first step toward becoming Certified
instruction at the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center.
The Washington ARTCC is one of three for which DSI provides Professional Controllers (CPCs), while existing CPCs
instructors and RPOs. enhance their skills while at the ARTCCs.
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DSI Technician Pilots His Way to the
Army’s All-American Bowl in Texas
DSI’s Brian Porter recently played a key part in the success of
the Army Strong Zone held in conjunction with the U.S. Army All-
American Bowl held 29 December 2008 through 3 January 2009
in San Antonio, Texas. The bowl game features the best high
school football players from around the country and provides
an ideal opportunity to highlight Army capabilities and career
opportunities. The Tech Zone event area was sponsored by the
U.S. Army Accessions Command to exhibit current and future
technologies as part of outreach and recruiting efforts by Army
Recruiting Command and RDECOM (Research, Development, and
Engineering Command). Brian Porter operated a remote-controlled Small Blade
CX2 helicopter through an obstacle course at the Tech Zone
For the Tech Zone, Porter helped set up the robotics obstacle course event area connected to the 2008 U.S. Army
and piloted Small Blade CX2 helicopters through the course. He All-American Bowl.
was also on hand to explain the technology both in layman’s terms
and in more detail for fellow remote control enthusiasts. According
to Army Research Laboratory Robotics NCO/Master Gunner
Master Sergeant Ralph W. Brewer II, Porter’s expertise also
proved invaluable as he performed on-the-fly troubleshooting and
systems repairs that kept the copters and course running smoothly.
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Homefront of Arizona
Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit
organization dedicated to providing support and
assistance to United States military personnel
and their families. The agency was founded by
military spouses and veterans and provides current
troops, their families, and returning veterans with
help ranging from urgent financial assistance to
community networks and emotional support. Margy
Bons, president of the Arizona chapter of Operation
Homefront, moved her office into Exodyne Business
DSD general manager Clint Bateman (second from left) visited Ellington
Control Tower in February. He is shown here (from left to right, skipping Park in October 2008. She not only directs operations
Bateman) with site manager Shane Mazur, and controllers Ronald Heck, in Arizona, but designed the new Arizona license
Tiffany Pilney, and Rebecca Bellesen. plate honoring fallen warriors. The Gold Star Family
plate was released in February 2009 and is available
Many thanks to the Momentum Your opinion is important. to anybody whose immediate family member lost his
correspondents who provided Please send your comments or her life on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.
the photos and contributed the and ideas to the following address:
articles appearing in this newsletter. For more information on Operation Homefront, visit
c/o Dynamic Science, Inc. www.operationhomefront.net.
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Heidi Brown ▪ Clint Bateman
readers are welcome to use any
articles published in this newsletter, Christopher Toale ▪ Joel Leifer
as long as the source is referenced. Steve Kennedy ▪ Vickie Ream
“PRogReSS through TeAMWoRK with our cuSToMeRS”
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