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U.S. Army’s Project Convergence Resurrects Military Transformation, Revolutionizes Warfare (From Forbes) The U.S. Army's Futures Command is sponsoring a long-term exercise in testing new warfighting concepts called Project Convergence. Although often characterized as a sensor-to-shooter project it is really much broader, in effect heralding the return of ...
Caveat Emptor: The Danger Of Using Commercial Technologies In Combat (From Forbes) There is much enthusiasm among military planners these days for tapping into the innovations of the commercial sector. That's fine up to a point, but a wholesale adoption of commercial technology without due consideration to dangers could lead to opera ...
Sierra Space Rides The Wave Of A Rising Commercial Space Economy (From Forbes) Sierra Space, a subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), disclosed last month that it is partnering with Blue Origin to establish a privately owned and operated space station that it hopes will become the "premier commercial destination" in low E ...
Are U.S. Missile Defenses Vulnerable To Cyberattacks? (From 1945) The Chinese hypersonic missile threat has made the United States rethink its missile defense approach. U.S. defense officials recognize that America’s missile defense capabilities, while formidable, are designed to track and shoot down traditional ball ...
Why Congress Should Stop Targeting Big Tech (From The National Interest) It seems that one of the few things on which Democrats and Republics in Congress can agree is they want to put constraints on the U.S. technology sector. Members of both the House and Senate have put forth at least five bills directed at limiting how l ...
Italy Is Becoming More Important To U.S. Security. Here Are Five Reasons Why. (From Forbes) Despite being a major military power, Italy has never quite attained the status in Washington enjoyed by other big NATO members like Britain, France and Germany. But that is about to change, partly because those other allies are becoming less useful as ...
Fire The Lasers? The U.S. Military Wants To Make Sure It Can Kill Enemy Drones (Form 1945) The greatest challenge facing the U.S. military may not be Chinese nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles or Russian hypersonic weapons. Rather, it may come from unmanned aerial systems (UASs), or drones, in the hands of foreign militaries and violent extre ...
Post-Pandemic Transformation Of Pentagon Processes Becomes Big Business For CACI (From Forbes) The Department of Defense has been pursuing digital transformation for some time, but changes in work habits wrought by the global pandemic have given it a renewed sense of urgency. Many workers want to continue some aspects of working remotely; if the ...
Boeing’s Defense Problems Aren’t Entirely Of Its Own Making (From Forbes) In recent years, Boeing has suffered several major setbacks in its defense business, stoking a perception that the enterprise is not what it once was. However, a close look at how those setbacks unfolded suggests that the government played an important ...
Big U.S. Security Challenges Converge On The Caribbean (From RealClearWorld) Few in Washington would have predicted until recently that the Caribbean would become a focal point of so many national-security challenges for the United States. But a series of recent events in Haiti, Cuba, and Venezuela, on top of long-standing poli ...
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