Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

A Pentagon Procurement Program That Seems Doomed To Fail (From RealClearDefense) The Pentagon writes lots of large, long-term contracts, particularly for major weapons platforms. Over the past several decades, the size and duration of contractors for services, particularly in the areas of information technology (IT) and networking, have increased significantly. The [Read More...]
Neither Manned Nor Unmanned: The Future Of Air Warfare Will Be About Teaming (From RealClearDefense) The future of airpower is not either manned or unmanned, but both. The balance between these two will be based on a deep appreciation for how best to use an expanding array of manned aerial systems, unmanned vehicles and air-delivered/air-breathing [Read More...]
Private Companies Getting Us Through the Lockdown (From RealClearDefense) The COVID-19 pandemic has taught all Americans about the importance of critical infrastructure and essential workers to our survival, as individuals and as a nation. Clearly, our health care system, encompassing hospitals, medical supply providers, pharmaceutical companies, scientists, doctors, nurses, [Read More...]
Cybersecurity Is An Important Part Of The Military’s Response To COVID-19 (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. has shown that it can fight wars on multiple fronts: first, a global struggle against violent extremists, and now, the spread of a deadly virus in the homeland. At the same time, the military has continued to conduct [Read More...]
New Contract May Put The U.S. Navy’s Massive IT Network At Risk (From The National Interest) The U.S. Navy operates several of the largest IT networks on Earth. In order to better integrate communications between installations in the United States and around the world, it wants to combine those networks into one massive IT enterprise. At [Read More...]
U.S. Air Force, Navy To Train Pilots As They Will Fight (From RealClearDefense) It is now an axiom in the military profession that you should train as if it is certain you will be on the front lines. The U.S. Air Force and Navy learned this lesson the hard way more than fifty [Read More...]
Will Commandant Berger’s New Marine Corps Be a High-Tech Forlorn Hope? (From RealClearDefense) The Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, General David Berger, has just released his long-anticipated Force Design 2030. It proposes a transformation of the Corps’ force structure, types of ships, the mix of platforms and weapons systems, and operational concepts [Read More...]
Non-Traditional Defense Companies Can Provide The Military With Unique Capabilities (From RealClearDefense) Over the past few years, the Department of Defense (DoD) has undertaken a major effort to encourage non-traditional defense companies to do business with the Pentagon. These are firms of all sizes and types that do not provide defense-specific goods [Read More...]
SOCOM Has Solved The Military’s ‘Tower Of Babel’ Problem (From RealClearDefense) According to the Bible, all humanity once spoke the same language. But when the people sought to build a tower that would reach to the Heavens, God responded by causing them to suddenly speak different languages so they could not [Read More...]
U.S. Navy Takes A Risky Leap Into The Unknown With NGEN-R (From RealClearDefense) The Navy just awarded a contract to manage, support and modernize its largest IT networks. In doing so, the Navy, in effect, made the decision to dismiss the two companies that have supported its IT efforts for decades, in favor [Read More...]
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