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  • Emerging Technologies

    February 2024

    Securing Directed Energy Weapon Supply Chains

    By Mark Neice and Rebecca Wostenberg
    Directed energy weapons have emerged as potentially transformative technology on the modern battlefield. Recent advancements have made high-energy lasers and high-power microwaves more capable than ever, with many systems possessing the power and range necessary to engage a wide variety of threats more affordably than current systems.
  • Logistics

    January 2024

    Enabling Logistics in Contested Environments

    By Alan R. Shaffer and Wilson Miles
    The Defense Department has enjoyed decades of military supremacy. Because adversaries lacked the capability to target U.S. and allied forces and supplies in transit to a theater of operation, the military has conducted unobstructed deployment and resupply activities. Today, China has been identified as the “pacing threat,” ending the era of uncontested logistics.
  • Defense Department

    November 2023

    A Roadmap to Modernized Defense Microelectronics

    By Michael Fritze and Jacob Winn
    Even though many key capabilities continue to use legacy microelectronics today, the National Defense Industrial Association’s Emerging Technologies Institute’s new report found an urgent need for the department to systematically overhaul the way it modernizes its microelectronics. Doing so will support efforts to field defense systems most capable of meeting the anticipated threats and operational requirements of the future.
  • Defense Department

    October 2023

    Leveraging America's Diverse STEM Talent

    By Jordan Chase and Wilson Miles
    The United States has enjoyed decades of defense technological superiority over its greatest rivals, but this gap has begun to close. While adversaries develop increasingly robust science and technology ecosystems, the United States faces an ongoing science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, workforce shortage. The nation is unlikely to maintain its advantage without doing more to attract and retain the talent that underpins many of its greatest technological achievements.
  • Emerging Technologies

    October 2023

    Building a FutureG Future Requires Investments

    By Nick Maynard and Arun Seraphin
    The Defense Department has correctly identified FutureG as a critical technology area that will lay the groundwork for continued U.S. leadership in information technology, which is vital for maintaining our economic and national security.
  • Emerging Technologies

    September 2023

    Learning Lessons from MRAP, Operation Warp Speed

    By Tom Driggers and Lauren Muhs
    When it comes to procuring defense weapon systems, there seems to be the same discussion: the defense acquisition process, even with all its reform efforts, is filled with inefficiencies. Due to its protracted timelines, bureaucracy and other barriers, the process is frequently criticized for its inability to deliver critical technologies to the warfighter in a timely manner. The current process is hindering the Defense Department’s ability to keep pace with technological advancements and outpace near-peer competitors.
  • Emerging Technologies

    July 2023

    Emerging Technologies Institute Shaping Future of National Defense

    By Arnold L. Punaro
    In this era of seemingly constant advances in areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics and biotechnology, the nation and its security are at a pivotal crossroads.
  • Emerging Technologies

    July 2023

    Delivering New Capabilities To Warfighters at Speed, Scale

    By Heidi Shyu and Arun Seraphin
    The rate of technology development is accelerating today, and the Defense Department is adapting to foster emerging technology.
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Infotech

    April 2023

    Condition-Based Maintenance Requires Data Sharing

    By Tom Driggers and Cari Shearer
    What can be done to take the Defense Department’s efforts in predictive maintenance — also known as condition-based maintenance — to the next level?
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