Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Playing The “Russia Card” In The JEDI Competition Is A Sign Of Desperation If you thought that accusations of suspicious relations with Russia were limited to the sphere of national politics, you would be wrong. The rules for playing the new version of McCarthyism are really simple. Whenever you have exhausted substantive arguments [Read More...]
Why General Mark Milley and Why Now? (From RealClearDefense) At Saturday’s Army-Navy Game, President Donald Trump took the unusual step of announcing that he would be nominating the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Mark Milley to replace the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine [Read More...]
Is IBCS Another ‘Too Big To Succeed’ Army Program? (From RealClearDefense) Nobody can accuse the Army’s acquisition system of thinking small. The Army has a nearly three-decades-long history of inventing massive, highly integrated and extremely complex modernization programs that go through years of research and development, cost billions of dollars and, [Read More...]
As Defense Budgets Tighten, A New Engine Is Critical To Us Army Aviation’s Future (From DefenseNews) The U.S. Army needs to plan for flat or even declining defense budgets. One area that would be particularly hard-hit if budgets tighten is Army aviation. The Army currently operates some 2,000 Black Hawk and Apache helicopters, both which are [Read More...]
The Pentagon’s Move To The Cloud Is Right But Presents Unique Challenges (From RealClearDefense) Moving government IT activities to the cloud is imperative. Operating in the cloud holds out the promise of improved cybersecurity, better data management and information sharing, faster access to cutting-edge technologies and reduced costs. Yet, despite the top-down pressure to [Read More...]
Tanks: Vital to Defense Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a pdf. In 2013, a year before Russia invaded Ukraine, the United States came within months of shuttering the last plant in the Western Hemisphere capable of building main battle [Read More...]
The M1A2 Abrams Is The Tank Of The Future (From The National Interest) The U.S. Army faces a monumental modernization challenge. It is looking to acquire new aircraft, armored fighting vehicles, long-range fires systems, communications networks, electronic warfare capabilities, soldier systems and air and missile defenses. Fortunately, the Army does not need to [Read More...]
Can Trump Rebuild The Military As Deficits Balloon? (From BreakingDefense) Today’s national security leadership is confronting a dilemma not unlike that which confronted the Western allies in the 1930s. Faced with growing great power threats in both Europe and Asia, they knew it was essential to build up their militaries. [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Will (And Must) Get Heavier (RealClearDefense) The Army’s current modernization strategy has one significant characteristic that will impact not only how that service will fight but also the conduct of joint and combined operations. That characteristic is weight. For program after program, whether they are to [Read More...]
The Critics Are Wrong: A Single Award For The JEDI Contract Is The Right Approach The bids are in for the Pentagon’s latest major contract to provide the U.S. defense establishment with cloud services. The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) program is part of the effort by the Department of Defense (DoD) to bring its [Read More...]
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