Sean Carberry

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  • Budget

    AFA NEWS: Air Force to Congress: Modernization, CCA at Risk Without 2024 Budget

    September 12, 2023

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — The Air Force is using existing programs and authorities to the extent it can to advance initiatives like the collaborative combat aircraft, but unless Congress passes a 2024 National Defense Authorization Act and budget, there are limits to how much progress the Air Force can make on its modernization goals, the service’s secretary said.

  • Air Power

    AFA NEWS: Air Force Not Optimized for China Threat, Secretary Says

    September 11, 2023

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — Today’s Department of the Air Force is a product of the conflicts, defense budgets and strategic landscape of the last 30 years, and the department is embarking on a wide-ranging effort to “re-optimize” the way it is organized and operates to address the pacing threat from China, the Air Force secretary said.

  • Defense Department

    JUST IN: Software, Workforce Critical Concerns for Service Leaders

    August 30, 2023

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the services racing to modernize and pivot to deter peer competitors in the Pacific region, two needs cut across efforts to field new platforms and systems: building and retaining the workforce and acquiring the right software, said service leaders.

  • International

    JUST IN: China Needs to ‘Think Twice’ About Hostile Action in Pacific, Official Says

    August 29, 2023

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is focused on developing weapons and technologies designed to make China “think twice” about launching any hostile action in the Pacific, said the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering.

  • Battlefield Communications

    Defense Innovation Unit Spinning Space Web for JADC2

    August 25, 2023

    On paper, the Defense Department’s joint all-domain command and control initiative is clear: deploy sensors by land, sea, space and air; transmit sensor data to command centers for fusion, analysis and decision-making; then transmit data out to forces and weapons systems to act on a target. For it all to work, enormous amounts of data need to move quickly. However, legacy communications networks lack the bandwidth.

  • Special Operations

    JUST IN: SOCOM Needs New Tech, Old Approaches, Senior Leader Says

    August 25, 2023

    While Special Operations Forces have spent most of this century countering terrorists and violent extremists, those missions are now taking a backseat to a new imperative: integrated deterrence, which requires updated technologies and a return to pre-Global War on Terrorism force roles, said the vice commander of Special Operations Command.

  • Defense Innovation

    JUST IN: Defense Innovation Unit Needs to Support Strategic Deterrence, Director Says

    August 23, 2023

    The Defense Innovation Unit has demonstrated success in delivering commercial technology to customers in the Defense Department but needs to take the next step and deliver at a speed and scale that can deter adversaries, said the new director of the unit.

  • Budget

    Congress Seeks Clarity on JADC2 Spending

    August 21, 2023

    The Defense Department’s joint all-domain command and control initiative, or JADC2, is eyeing an increase in funding in the 2024 budget, and both the House and Senate are largely on board, but the latter has raised concerns about the difficulty of tracking the range of programs, projects and spending on the concept.