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  • Land Forces

    December 2018

    Viewpoint: New Dimensions for the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle

    By Zachary Lum
    What’s in the realm of the possible for the Army’s next-generation infantry fighting vehicle?
  • Defense Department

    December 2018

    Supply Chain Must Deliver Uncompromised Systems

    By Parham Eftekhari and Drew Spaniel
    Warfare is no longer limited to either the physical or digital theater. Instead, adversaries ranging from script kiddies to nation-state sponsored advanced persistent threats have evolved to simultaneously launch asymmetric attack campaigns along digital, kinetic and hybrid vectors to undermine democracy, challenge moral values, alter public perceptions, compromise critical infrastructure, steal valuable intellectual property and exfiltrate sensitive information.
  • Defense Department

    November 2018

    Days of Cannibalizing Military Aircraft for Spare Parts Coming to an End

    By John C. Johnson
    Since their advent in the 19th century, interchangeable parts have allowed manufacturers to efficiently produce products in quantity and for lower costs.
  • Energy

    November 2018

    Viewpoint: Offshore Battery Production Poses Problems for Military

    By Marc D. Gietter
    Lithium batteries — both rechargeable and nonrechargeable — have become ubiquitous in almost every weapon system used by the Defense Department. Although it is a relatively small consumer of lithium battery technologies when compared to the commercial market, the importance of these technologies cannot be understated.
  • Viewpoint

    October 2018

    Viewpoint: Promote the Rocket Industry While Protecting the Atmosphere

    By John Cody Mosbey
    America is at a cross roads when it comes to the rocket industry.
  • Space

    August 2018

    Small Space Launch Companies – Great Promise with a Note of Caution

    By Kent Johnson
    When a new economic sector takes off, caution is advisable. When the automobile, commercial air travel, television and the internet arrived, not to mention rockets, Congress and sequential administrations – Republican and Democrat – crafted regulations that guided these new technologies toward growth, public utility and manageable risk. We are here again with private space-launch.
  • Viewpoint

    August 2018

    Viewpoint: Performance Based Logistics Contracting - Does it Work?

    By James Marceau
    Since its introduction to government contracting some 20 years ago, performance-based logistics (PBL) contracting has often delivered the intended result — to improve warfighter readiness through better weapon system availability and reliability, at lower cost.
  • Viewpoint

    July 2018

    Viewpoint: DoD's Digital Engineering Strategy Has Far-Reaching Implications

    By Dave Chesebrough
    Early in July, the Department of Defense released its “Digital Engineering Strategy” to help the four services understand approaches for using digital engineering for product development and acquisition.
  • Space

    June 2018

    Space Congestion Threatens to ‘Darken Skies’

    By Bill Beyer and Nicholas Nelson
    In 2014, John Charles of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency coined the term the “darkening skies,” to highlight the emerging challenge to both national security and commercial interests by the proliferation of satellites, particularly in low-Earth orbit (LEO).
  • Air Power

    May 2018

    Aerospace, Defense Industry Must Join Digital Revolution

    By Ed Kraft and Dave Chesebrough
    A hallmark of modern, innovative businesses is that they think digitally. They recognize that technology galvanizes different ways of thinking, and therefore doing.
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