Craig R. McKinley

Craig R. McKinley is the president and CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association.

Recent Articles

  • Government Policy

    Contending With a World of Disorder

    April 19, 2017

    We seem to be living through, and trying to deal with, an absence of “regular order” everywhere.

  • Budget

    Trump’s Buildup: Easier Said Than Done

    April 03, 2017

    Like millions of Americans across at least three generations, I have enjoyed Star Wars and the enterprise it spawned following its 1977 debut.

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    Robots to Revolutionize Military Operations

    March 21, 2017

    By some estimates, by the end of this century 70 percent of today’s occupations will be replaced by robots or other forms of automation.

  • Government Policy

    Trump Aerospace Industry Tweets Misfire

    January 20, 2017

    The major item that needs to be considered by our new president is the size and composition of the nation’s defense industrial base.

  • Defense Department

    Trump’s Military Plans Require Deft Hands

    November 17, 2016

    Historians will record the 2016 presidential campaign as memorable in many ways, even though in some ways its actual conduct made most Americans happy to see it conclude. But, conclude it did and on Jan. 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump of New York will be sworn in as the next president of the United States.

  • Global Defense Market

    True Costs of Brexit Remain Unknown

    August 01, 2016

    As it pertains to national security and the defense industrial base, there has been no larger story over the past month than the surprise vote in the United Kingdom to exit the 28-nation European Union.

  • Global Defense Market

    Foreign Military Sales More Vital Than Ever

    July 01, 2016

    Recently, the House Armed Services subcommittee on oversight and investigations asked the National Defense Industrial Association to offer its perspective on foreign military sales.

  • Emerging Technologies

    The Third Offset May Already Be Here

    May 01, 2016

    The question remains, what will the third offset actually be? Is it, perhaps, already with us and is as yet unrecognized?

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