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  • Energy

    July 2021

    Energy Policies to Impact Defense Contractors

    By Nick Jones
    “Is it going to work?” my wife asked me when I went to plug in my electric vehicle for the first time. “Yes, of course it will work,” I remember saying, only slightly masking my nervousness that by plugging my car into the wall some unforeseen damage might occur.
  • Space

    July 2021

    Space Force Should Heed Commercial Practices

    By Robert Van Steenburg
    When the Defense Department created the Space Force in 2019, one goal was to accelerate acquisition for space systems, services and software.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    May 2021

    Unmanned Systems and the Future of War

    By Sebastian Viscuso
    In 2005, Vice Adm. Lowell E. Jacoby, then director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, noted in his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee that “lethal unmanned aerodynamic vehicles are expected to pose an increased threat to deployed U.S. and allied forces in various regions.”
  • Cybersecurity

    April 2021

    SCADA Missing from Cyber Certification Regime

    By Joshua Walker
    “The United States cannot afford to be islands of light with regard to SCADA control systems.
  • Missile Defense

    April 2021

    Sensor Tech Key to Effective Missile Defense

    By Samantha Beu
    “If you can’t see it, you can’t shoot it. And if you can’t see it, you can’t deter it either,” said Air Force Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • Space

    March 2021

    NASA’s Mentoring Program Can Benefit Defense (UPDATED)

    By Shaliza Tolliver
    Since 1958, NASA has been at the forefront of exploration. Its achievements in science and engineering helped America win the Cold War and provide the foundation of today’s connected society. Today, its mentor-protégé program is showing similar innovation.
  • Global Defense Market

    February 2021

    China’s Naval Buildup Alarms Maritime Leaders

    By Dillon Springer
    Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe in December published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal expounding on the threat China poses to not just the United States, but also the world.
  • Defense Department

    January 2021

    Vital Signs Report Reflects Some Sobering News

    By Nick Jones
    As we await the publication of “Vital Signs 2021,” I am reminded of President George Washington’s First Annual Address to Congress almost 231 years ago this month.
  • Defense Department

    December 2020

    AI Ethical Principles Offer Strength, Opportunity

    By Elliot Seckler
    “Artificial intelligence will be the future, and the department ... must readily and effectively adopt its best practices if the [U.S.] wants to maintain its superpower status,” says Brian Schimpf, CEO and cofounder of Anduril Industries — a defense technology company.
  • Defense Department

    October 2020

    CR Even a Worse Idea During a Pandemic

    By Jonathan Kupperman
    Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government for the new fiscal year that began on Oct. 1. Although not a surprise — no Congress since 1997 has passed all 12 appropriations bills on time — an extended CR that spans into December and possibly into the next year, is problematic for the services, the warfighter and the defense industry.
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