About ChrisScott

Chris Scott is an experienced department of defense enterprise technology professional and business executive with a long running track record of fielding proven technologies into large organizations. She interacts with senior DoD and IC officials and provides insights to our readers here. She publishes at CTOvision.com and DelphiBrief.com and the new analysis focused Analyst One

Giving Soldiers the Power of America: A recap of AFCEA TechNet Fort Bragg

On 21/22 April in Fort Bragg, the Army met with Industry to brief them on their current and future needs and requirements (AFCEA TechNet Fort Bragg). Surrounded by a sea of uniforms, I was immediately humbled by the stories of how hard it still is to set up meaningful communications on the battlefield. As Major […]

The Future of SPAWAR Contracting And Other Industry Interest Items

SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic held their quarterly Industry Day in Charleston, SC on 16 April 2015 (known as the Small Business Industry and Outreach Initiative (SBIOI)).   SSC LANT personnel provided an update on their current and future contracting opportunities to over 300 Defense Contractors.   It was great to see an expanded contingent from SSC LANT […]

Seeking To Serve The Department of Defense With Technology? This Is A Must Read

If you are in a company that seeks to serve the Department of Defense (DoD) with technology or services you absolutely need to track the mission needs of the department. If you don’t you will have a very hard time expressing to decision-makers why they should consider your offering at all.  Tracking mission needs also […]

Insights Into DoD Mission Needs From Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work

The Honorable Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense spoke at AFCEA WEST in San Diego on 10 February. This is the largest Navy/USMC forum and was well attended by key leaders this year. Secretary Work was convincing in his condemnation of sequestration, and how it will cripple the force readiness if not rescinded. A […]

Special Report on DoD Mission Needs

The “Pivot to the Pacific” or “rebalancing efforts” that the State Department is currently focused on will be of interest to anyone trying to do business in DoD. It is clear that resources are moving that way. Our senior analyst Chris Scott has produced a special recap of meetings she had with senior DoD leaders […]

SPAWAR Seeking Enabling Technologies for USN and DoD Missions

The annual C5ISR Summit in Charleston, SC turned out a record number of attendees (over 1200) this year. While many Defense Contractors are finding it hard to make money from this market, in part due to the reducing DoD Budget, SPAWAR System Center Atlantic’s scale-back of Non-Navy Work, and a locked-in, post-pillar (multi-year multiple award […]