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  • Viewpoint

    April 2019

    How to Make Defense Department a Better Satellite Communications Customer

    By Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch
    It was only a year ago, at the 2018 National Space Symposium, that Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command and the Joint Force Space Component, spoke about how we are building profound, positive momentum in what could emerge as one of the most significant periods of change in the history of military and satellite communications.
  • Acquisition

    March 2019

    Some Acquisitions Leave Opportunity on the Table

    By John T. Walker
    Throughout history, industrial companies have looked to acquisition to bolster market position and accelerate growth.
  • Land Forces

    January 2019

    U.S. to Streamline Small Arms, Ammo Export Regulations

    By Lisa Mays and Reid Whitten
    U.S. regulations are being rewritten to remove certain guns and ammunition from defense export controls.
  • Land Forces

    December 2018

    Marines Use Case Methods to Test Leadership Skills

    By Kevin Johnston
    On Thursday afternoons at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, leaders have a unique opportunity to test their skills in crisis situations.
  • 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.
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