For the last several years, the U.S. has been forced to accept a hard truth: America is no longer a peerless military power. Future conflicts will be multidimensional, requiring faster decision making and more agile applications of combat power. This is the impetus behind Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2).
The United States Space Force (USSF) is charged with rapidly developing and fostering new technological innovations. We discuss the formation of the USSF, its charge from Congress to move quickly, its focus on innovation in technology and system acquisition, and an early look at some novel contracting methods.
The defense industry has been through major strategic changes through the years – from its days driving technology innovation through U.S. government funding, to a focus on equipping wars and conflicts when they arise, to peacetime consolidation, to the emergence of new upstarts, and then to more consolidation. There have always been some strategic issues … Continue reading The different (and not so different) future of the defense industry