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COO Chris Calio Says Raytheon Technologies Is Proving The Value Of The Merger (From Forbes) When Raytheon and United Technologies disclosed their intention to merge three years ago, they laid out a vision of a consolidated enterprise that would be nearly unstoppable in aerospace and defense. It did not take long for that vision to be tested: ...
Beware Of Labor Pandering That Endangers National Security During the Korean War, the United Steelworkers of America announced they planned to go on strike. Panic ripped through the Truman administration as it worried a strike would disrupt supplies of steel for weapons and munitions. The administration tried ...
How HIMARS Rockets Can Help Turn The Tide In Ukraine (From Forbes) The Biden administration disclosed in late May that it would share the U.S. Army's High Mobility Artillery Rocket System with Ukraine. HIMARS, as it is usually called, is a super-accurate, highly survivable and reliable weapon with over twice the range ...
GSA’s Power Grab Over DFTS Puts Critical Defense Transportation Contracts At Risk (From 19FortyFive) For more than a decade, the Department of Defense (DoD) struggled to find the right contracting mechanism that would allow it to take advantage of the enormous logistics capabilities resident in the private sector. Third-party logistics providers have ...
U.S. Defense Companies Are World-Class Innovators. Why Doesn’t Washington Know That? (From Forbes) It has become an article of faith among defense experts in both parties that defense companies, even the biggest ones, are not innovative. If you want something creative, the thinking goes, you should turn to Silicon Valley. However, the evidence sugge ...
The New Arsenal Of Democracy: The U.S. Commercial High-Tech Industry’s Role In Countering The China Threat The character of the international order is changing. These changes encompass all elements of national power – economic, technological, social/cultural, political, and military. The United States and its democratic friends and allies are facing a host of challenges to every dimension of their security. They are facing both traditional challenges, such as the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and new ones, such as the competition in advanced technologies.
JADC2 Will Require Automated Cybersecurity (From RealClearDefense) The defense digital terrain is changing rapidly. The growth in defense networks and the systems on them is already explosive. This will increase exponentially with the introduction of the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) system. If successf ...
Political Games Empower Russian Cyberattacks (From InsideSources) The United States faces an alarming and growing threat of cyberattacks from Russia. Some in Congress would compound these dangers by enacting legislation that would force America’s leading tech companies to allow access to their software, hardware, and ...
Five Reasons The Ukraine War Could Force A Rethink Of Washington’s Pivot To Asia (From Forbes) The Pentagon's pivot to Asia since the Obama years has been grounded in a belief that China is the greatest challenge to America's global influence. However, the challenge presented by China in Asia is mainly economic and technological in character, wh ...
The Ukraine War Proves The U.S. Army Needs New Mobile 155mm Howitzers (From 1945) Artillery may again become the King of Battle. The Russia-Ukraine conflict is turning into a brutal slugfest. Using tactics reminiscent of those employed in both World Wars, the Russian Army is relying on massive artillery barrages to drive back Ukrain ...
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