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  • Emerging Technologies

    April 2017

    Cold Dose of Reality on DoD Technology

    By Sandra I. Erwin
    The Pentagon has fallen so far behind the technology curve that drastic measures will be needed to ensure the military retains its edge in future wars.
  • Land Forces

    March 2017

    Trump’s Budget Creates Dilemma for Army

    By Sandra I. Erwin
    The Obama administration had postured the military to become smaller but more technologically advanced, with expansion focused on special operations teams, naval and air forces, and the Big Army would be substantially reduced.
  • Global Defense Market

    March 2017

    Industry Jittery About Defense Exports

    By Sandra I. Erwin
    It could have been a quick and easy deal. India’s navy last fall agreed to buy 22 maritime surveillance drones from U.S. manufacturer General Atomics.
  • Industrial Base

    February 2017

    Defense Industry At Risk of Losing the Future

    By Sandra I. Erwin
    Some argue the defense industry is in denial about its capacity — and lack of a strategy — to recruit talent in STEM fields.
  • Government Policy

    January 2017

    Red Flags Raised on Defense Industry Future

    By Sandra I. Erwin
    It is now an article of faith that the Trump administration will be beneficial to the defense industry.
  • Defense Department

    December 2016

    How Trump Might Reform Defense Business

    By Sandra I. Erwin
    An oft-repeated line of President-elect Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was a promise to “drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.” It’s a recycled cliché that other politicians have used over the years and, in Trump’s case, it has implied a desire to tear down established “big government” institutions.
  • Defense Department

    August 2016

    Volatile Election Not Fazing Defense Sector

    By Sandra I. Erwin
    Pundits and professional soothsayers see the presidential election swinging in favor of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
  • Defense Contracting

    July 2016

    DoD Must Explain Why It Needs IP Rights

    By Sandra I. Erwin
    It's a question that contractors must answer before they compete for Pentagon work: Do I want to risk losing control of my intellectual property?
  • Defense Department

    June 2016

    Facing Up to the True Cost of Defense

    By Sandra I. Erwin
    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has appealed to Congress on multiple occasions to pass the president's 2017 budget.
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2016

    Survival of the Fittest in the Industrial Base

    By Sandra I. Erwin
    There has been no soft landing for many of the small and mid-size companies that sell equipment to the military, and the downturn has been especially tough on contractors whose livelihood for years was tied to war spending.
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