Army off-road GPS app tracks threats

Tuesday - 8/10/2010, 10:40am EDT

Luke Catania, Computer Scientist, Army Engineer Research and Development Center

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Imagine you're a soldier, and you've got a map that can tell you where the next hidden roadside bomb is. Our next guest has developed a smart phone app that could make it reality. The app is a map-routing system that lets soldiers input obstacles and threats. Luke Catania is a Computer Scientist for the Army Engineer Research and Development Center. And he's a winner in the Apps for the Army contest. He joins us to explain how his project might change things for soldiers. This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.