RAND Corp: Forces, Geography, and the Evolving Balance of Power, 1996–2017
A RAND Project AIR FORCE report assesses trends in the relative capabilities of U.S. and Chinese forces in diverse operational areas, and at varying distances from the Chinese mainland, between …
Defense Science Board
Active Protection Systems (APSs) are subsystems integrated into or installed on a combat vehicle to automatically acquire, track, and respond with hard or soft kill capabilities to a variety of …
Managing these complex acquisitions has been a long-standing challenge for federal agencies.
FROM THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR ACQUISITION, TECHNOLOGY, AND LOGISTICS
Vision and Enabling Concepts: 2013–2038
June 2015, Updated May 2016
In 2013, the Navy raised by $3.4 billion the cap, set in 2006, on the amount it could spend on a Ford class carrier.
GAO reported in June 2016 that the U.S. Coast Guard, within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), had assessed its Arctic capabilities and worked with its Arctic partners—such as other …
The Jamestown Foundation
Scott Chandler’s Speech at Lexington Institute.
GAO found in March 2016 that the Department of Defense (DOD), in conducting a requirements review and Analysis of Alternatives (AOA) from 2012 to 2014, generally performed a thorough review …
The authors lay out the characteristics and requirements of fifth generation aircraft systems, and describe how these assets are leveraged in present and future joint and combined warfare.
Air Force Association – May 31, 2011 slideshow
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) processes tens of millions of pounds of Department of Defense (DOD) electronic waste annually and recovers some materials from this waste.
Although the term information environment (IE) is relatively new, the concept of an “information battlefield” is not.
.govini Analyst Report
Through this innovative effort, hackers were provided legal consent to perform specific hacking techniques against Department of Defense (DoD) websites, receiving financial awards for successfully submitting vulnerability reports.
The Department of Defense’s (DOD) 2016 Sustainable Ranges Report met the annual statutory reporting requirements to describe DOD’s progress in implementing its plan to sustain training ranges and any additional …
The military services have, to varying degrees, transferred retail supply, storage, and distribution functions at their depot-level industrial sites to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and achieved some efficiencies.
The Navy’s task force studied a number of options to improve upon known shortfalls in Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) lethality and survivability.
Summary from Senate Armed Services Committee.
Complete bill, S.2943.
The planned size of the Navy, the rate of Navy ship procurement, and the prospective affordability of the Navy’s shipbuilding plans have been matters of concern for the congressional defense …
The Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)/Frigate program is a program to procure a large number of LCSs and modified LCSs.
In its response to the requirements of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014, instead of developing new policies for retrograde and reset of operating forces used …
As of February 2016, the Air Force had made limited progress in implementing the commission’s recommendations—it had closed 6 recommendations and had taken action to revise its approach for managing …
DoD Annual Report to Congress
Report by U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
GAO found that the majority of maintenance availabilities—or scheduled periods of ship maintenance and modernization—that were completed from fiscal years 2011 to 2014, prior to the implementation of OFRP, took …
Report from Center for a New American Security
The Department of Defense is developing a new long-range bomber aircraft, the B-21 (previously known as LRS-B), and proposes to acquire 100 of them.
The Department of Defense (DOD), in its fiscal year 2014 annual report on prepositioned stocks, explicitly addressed all of the 12 reporting elements enumerated in section 2229a of Title 10.
Although the estimated F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) program acquisition costs have decreased since 2014, the program continues to face significant affordability challenges.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is aware of risks that could affect the F-35’s Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS), but does not have a plan to ensure that ALIS is …
Since 2014, the VH-92A presidential helicopter program has generally progressed as planned. Through November 2015, the contractor accomplished approximately $239.0 million (22 percent) in development work—leaving about $863.9 million (78 …