Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

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...]
FTC’s Case Against Qualcomm May Be Collapsing (From The National Interest) The United States is in a race against China to develop and deploy 5G networks. Potentially impacting the U.S.’s ability to compete is a recent federal district court decision that ordered Qualcomm, this country’s leading semi-conductor company to provide its [Read More...]
Finally, There Is A Solution To The Problem Of Flying In Degraded Visual Environments (From RealClearDefense) Flying can be a dangerous business, particularly for helicopters that spend most of their air time close to the earth. Low-level flying is even riskier in a degraded visual environment (DVE), which interferes with a pilot’s ability to accurately navigate, [Read More...]
Poland Is Becoming America’s Key NATO Ally (From Defense News) Following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine, the U.S. began a process of returning military forces to Europe and pressing its NATO allies to increase their defense expenditures and armed forces. West Germany was once the [Read More...]
Army Stryker Turret Competition: Another Acquisition Setback? (From RealClearDefense) Last month, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Dr. Bruce Jette, canceled one of the Army’s most important modernization programs, the competition to build the Optionally-Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV). This decision must be seen as [Read More...]
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