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  • Defense Department

    November 2021

    Generals Can’t Fight the Last Pandemic

    By Danyale C. Kellogg
    The early 2020 episode of the USS Theodore Roosevelt ...
  • Emerging Technologies

    October 2021

    Hypersonic Weapons - Identifying a Way Forward

    By Andrew Senesac
    Hypersonic weapons cover great distances quickly, ...
  • Strategic Weapons

    September 2021

    Building a 21st Century Nuclear Posture

    By Michael Johns Jr.
    In August, the Pentagon began its Nuclear Posture Review ...
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    August 2021

    AI, Commercial Firms Key to Future of GEOINT

    By Nicholas Lapinski
    The United States relies on its constellations of spy satellites to provide decisionmakers with critical information and data. But why should taxpayers fund advances in collection capabilities if the United States cannot process, exploit and disseminate all of the raw data it already has?
  • 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.
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