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  • Infotech

    March 2018

    Preventing Expensive Electronic Hardware Mistakes

    By Steve Carlson and James S.B. Chew 
    “Management reserve” is a common term for all Defense Department and defense industrial base program managers.
  • Chem Bio Protection

    March 2018

    Chem-Bio Defense Program Eases Path for Industry

    By Tim Belski , Lt. Col. Matthew Clark and Hannah Feldman
    In a 2016 congressional hearing, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stated that chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons and emerging infectious diseases constitute a major threat to the security of the United States.
  • Cybersecurity

    March 2018

    New Cyber Rule Requires Critical Documents

    By George Wrenn
    Contractors and their supply chain with active Defense Department contracts, or those that plan on doing business with it, must assure that any of their data systems that transmit...
  • Air Power

    March 2018

    Revitalizing the Air Force’s Aging Four Horsemen

    By John C. Johnson
    Today’s battlefield requires a fully interoperable grid and near instantaneous data sharing.
  • Defense Contracting

    March 2018

    Contractors Face Changes to Bid Protest Strategies

    By Richard Arnholt and Sylvia Yi
    The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018 includes some significant changes affecting contractors, particularly with regard to challenges to requests for proposals and contract awards, otherwise known as “bid protests.”
  • Logistics

    March 2018

    The Digital Age is Transforming Military Logistics

    By Gulu Gambhir
    Many people don’t recognize how vital technology is to logistics and mission readiness. Imagine being an astronaut almost 200,000 miles from Earth on the way to the moon, and there is a noise — and not a good noise.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2018

    Marijuana Laws Muddy the Waters for Contractors

    By Joseph Barton and Laura Alexander
    For federal contractors required to provide drug-free workplaces, the national trend toward legalization of marijuana will be a critical issue that will require attention in the coming years.
  • Defense Department

    January 2018

    Centcom Seeks Open Dialogue with the Private Sector

    By Maj. Gen. Mitchell L. Kilgo 
    Synchronized efforts of capable partners is a mainstay of effective coalition, command, control, communications and computers mission support.
  • Cybersecurity

    January 2018

    Incident Reporting Key to New Cybersecurity Rule

    By Robert S. Metzger
    By now, most companies in the Defense Department supply chain know they were to implement a series of cybersecurity safeguards by no later than Dec. 31 in order to protect “covered defense systems” from being stolen by foreign adversaries.
  • Acquisition Programs

    January 2018

    Consumer Electronics Industry Shows How to Break Augustine’s Laws (UPDATED)

    By James S.B. Chew 
    A book published in 1984 references two tongue-in-cheek “laws” to be avoided within the Defense Department, Congress and the defense industrial base.
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