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  • Space

    June 2018

    Viewpoint: 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.
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2018

    Cost Overruns, Schedule Slips: The Norm, Not the Exception

    By John C. Johnson
    Numerous past government projects, such as infrastructure, federal buildings, hospitals, satellite programs and weapon systems, have suffered under cost overruns and schedule slips that resulted in billions of dollars of unplanned expenditures.
  • Defense Contracting

    April 2018

    Intellectual Property Rights Demands Stifle Innovation

    By Philip J. Jasper
    Progress has been made recently, but ongoing attempts to acquire commercial items in non-commercial ways — and to seek overreaching unlimited access to intellectual property — are creating a barrier for many companies.
  • 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.
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