Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

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...]
The Modernization the Army Needs Can Be Found at the AUSA Annual Conference (From RealClearDefense) The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) held its annual meeting and exhibition last week in Washington, DC. Walking the exhibit halls, one can see and even touch examples of the most advanced platforms and systems the Army is [Read More...]
Winning Future Wars: Modernization and a 21st Century Defense Industrial Base (From The Heritage Foundation) The United States desperately needs to modernize its military forces and the industrial base that supports it. Great power competition has returned as a driving force in inter¬national relations. While this country spent 20 years in the modernization wilderness, in¬vesting [Read More...]
The Improved Turbine Engine Program Is Key To The Army’s Modernization Plan Sometime in the next few months, the U.S. Army will make an award in one of its most critical modernization efforts: the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP). In 2006, the Army began an effort with the aerospace industry to design [Read More...]
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