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  • Defense Department

    May 2020

    Bring Back the Rapid Innovation Fund

    By Chip Laingen
    During the sudden procurement crisis of World War II, when the War Department wanted a general purpose, light truck for the battlefield, Bantam fielded a prototype vehicle in 49 days. Nearly 80 years later, that innovation is now “Jeep,” one of the most ubiquitous brands in history.
  • Viewpoint

    February 2020

    U.S., Asian Allies Must Maintain a Burning Focus on China

    The greatest value of the 2018 National Defense Strategy is its burning focus on great power competition and specifically the challenge from a surging China.
  • Defense Contracting

    February 2020

    Viewpoint: Mentor-Protégé Agreements: Benefits for Big and Small

    By Rob Kampen
    During the last three fiscal years, the Defense Department awarded more than $77 billion to small businesses through set-asides under programs generally managed by the Small Business Administration.
  • Space

    January 2020

    Unanswered Questions, Concerns Remain About the New Space Force

    At the establishment of the Space Force on Dec. 20, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper stated, “Our military services have created the world’s best space capabilities.
  • Viewpoint

    November 2019

    Trustworthy AI - Why Does It Matter?

    All technology demands trust, especially technology that is new or unprecedented. We’ve seen it across time for disruptive technologies; the combustion engine, the airplane and the automobile all required some element of trust in order for society to adopt and embrace the new system. Trust that the technology would be reliable. Trust that the technology would be safe. Trust that the technology would be used appropriately and contribute to the betterment of society.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    August 2019

    Realizing the Potential of AI on the Edge

    By James S.B. Chew 
    In the late 1970s, the outlook for the internal combustion engine was bleak. Faced with complying to both aggressive fuel economy standards and stringent emission regulations, the American driver seemed destined for a future of small, underpowered cars.
  • Viewpoint

    July 2019

    Why I Didn’t Stop by Your Conference Booth

    Another Special Operations Forces Industry Conference has passed, where National Defense had three reporters on hand and about four dozen requests to stop by exhibitors’ booths to check out a new product or to interview executives.
  • Viewpoint

    June 2019

    Some Final Words From The Section 809 Panel

    By Nick Tsiopanas
    “Here we go again — another acquisition reform effort.” That’s what many people said when they heard about the Section 809 Panel. When the panel formed in August 2016 as directed by Congress, excitement and cynicism abounded. The well-known Wifcon blogger Vern Edwards wrote, “The problem is that, unless I'm mistaken, they're old.”
  • Cybersecurity

    June 2019

    Manufacturing and Cybersecurity: Know the Essentials

    By Chris Souza
    It’s no secret that the security climate on the internet is becoming more dangerous by the day. This is especially true for business professionals in the manufacturing space, where cyber attacks are only becoming more frequent and more costly with each passing year.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    June 2019

    Combating AI Bias Through Responsible Leadership

    By Tamie Santiago
    Artificial intelligence — once just the fascination of science fiction writers — is now poised to transform the global economy and permeate lives in ways never thought possible.
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