Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Critical Infrastructure Companies Need To Better Protect Their Operational Technologies (From RealClearDefense) Cybersecurity is the set of practices, processes and systems for protecting Information Technologies (IT), which consists of computers, networks, software and stored information, from digital attack. Billions are spent annually to defend governmental, corporate, and personal IT from cyber intrusion. [Read More...]
Boeing’s Commercial And Defense Roles Have Benefited America Immensely For more than a century, Boeing has been a leading commercial and defense aerospace company, both domestically and internationally. As the aerospace and defense sector evolved over time, Boeing grew along with it, providing cutting-edge aerospace products and merging [Read More...]
JLTV Program Proves the Army Can Acquire a New Combat Vehicle (From RealClearDefense) Last Friday, the Army announced that it was canceling the rapid prototyping phase of the new Optionally-Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV), intended to replace its aging fleet of Bradley Infantry Vehicles. This decision appears to be another in a series of [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Is Moving Forward Smartly On Advanced Long-Range Artillery (From RealClearDefense) It is generally recognized that the key to the U.S. Army’s efforts to prepare itself for a new era of great power conflict is a new set of long-range fire systems. General John Murray, the head of Army Futures Command, [Read More...]
U.S. National Security Policy Needs To Open A New Chapter In The Transatlantic Alliance NATO has a rich history to build upon but it needs to move its strategy center to the East. For fifty years NATO was focused on deterring the Soviet threat by zealously guarding the inner-German border. The threat is just [Read More...]
Pentagon’s Cloud Migration About More Than JEDI Contract The Pentagon’s recent decision to award the hotly contested contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) system to Microsoft is seen by many observers as a major setback for Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS is protesting the decision. But [Read More...]
NATO’s Anniversary Summit Was A Success For The Alliance And President Trump (From RealClearDefense) In early December, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrated its seventieth anniversary at a summit in London. Public reports of discord among NATO leaders dominated the headlines. Much of the U.S. press focused on President Trump’s sometimes critical attitude [Read More...]
The F-35 Is A Success Story That Keeps Getting Better (From The National Interest) Press reports on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) have tended to downplay how much progress the program has made on multiple fronts, including on lowering those costs and the contribution that the JSF is already making to U.S. national [Read More...]
Pentagon’s Flawed Approach To Homeland Missile Defense Puts Nation At Risk (From RealClearDefense) There are reports that Pyongyang may be restarting its nuclear weapons program, and Kim Jong-un has promised some kind of ballistic missile Christmas surprise. Iran likewise continues to develop its long-range ballistic missile capabilities. Yet, this is the time the [Read More...]
Will Commandant Berger’s Planning Guidance Mean The End Of The Marine Corps? (From RealClearDefense) In his Commandant’s Planning Guidance, Marine Corps General David Berger proposes the most radical redesign of the Marine Corps in more than half a century. According to the new Commandant, “the Marine Corps is not organized, trained, equipped, or postured [Read More...]
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