Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

The Army Does Have A Future Tank And It Is The Abrams (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army is on an intensive quest for an array of new technologies with which to design and build new armored fighting vehicles, particularly a replacement for the long-serving Bradley. However much it might yearn for a new tank, [Read More...]
Here Is One Big Way Trump Can Boost the Economy: We Need More Aviation Workers (From The National Interest) In February, some 40 aerospace industry associations sent a letter to the Secretary of Transportation and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget warning that “the U.S. aviation industry is facing a technician and pilot shortage that threatens [Read More...]
JEDI Will Be A Cloud Like No Other (From RealClearDefense) The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract will create a cloud like no other, private or public. The Department of Defense (DoD) envisions a “worldwide, highly available, exponentially elastic, secure, resilient cloud computing and storage environment that seamlessly extends from [Read More...]
A New Joint Doctrine For An Era of Multi-Domain Operations (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. military is in the midst of the most profound reconceptualization of the ways it will fight future conflicts in more than 30 years. To the three traditional domains of warfare – land, sea and air – space and [Read More...]
A Smart Acquisition Strategy That Can Revitalize the U.S. Amphibious Warfare Fleet (From RealClearDefense) The Nation’s amphibious warfare fleet is in need of revitalization through the acquisition of new, more capable ships faster. U.S. amphibious warfare forces are this country’s first line of defense. The Navy and Marine Corps want both to increase the [Read More...]
The Jones Act: Critical to U.S. Shipbuilding, Or an Outdated Burden on U.S. Consumers? (From The National Interest) Earlier this month, President Donald Trump demonstrated his commitment to a strong U.S. economy, to job growth and to national security by the simple act of refusing to sign a waiver to the Jones Act that would have permitted foreign-flagged [Read More...]
Warfighters Need A New ‘Tested’ Helicopter Engine (From RealClearDefense) Earlier this year, the Army declared General Electric (GE) the winner of the competition for the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), which will replace the existing power plants on Black Hawk and Apache helicopters and potentially power the Future Attack [Read More...]
The Army’s “Multi-Domain Operations in 2028” Is An Important Doctrinal Development (From RealClearDefense) Last December, the U.S. Army published the latest version of its concept for competing with Russia and China. The U.S. Army in Multi-Domain Operations 2028 (MDO 2028) is intended to guide the Service’s thinking on organizational change, future combat operations [Read More...]
Microsoft, Amazon Leading The Way To The Pentagon’s Multi-Cloud Environment (From The National Interest) The Department of Defense (DoD) recently announced that two companies, Microsoft and Amazon, made the cut to compete for a contract to build the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI). The decision to allow Microsoft and Amazon to compete head-to-head for [Read More...]
Army Transforming Stryker Into Lethal Combat Platform for Great Power Conflicts (From RealClearDefense) Great Power competition is back and with it the requirement that the U.S. Army be able to deter heavily armed peer adversaries. In Europe, the Army found itself outnumbered, outranged and outgunned. One of the few steps it could take [Read More...]
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