As I walk around the exhibit halls of DoD Conferences, I try to stop at every booth, no matter how briefly. In the short time I am there, I want to understand what that company does and how they think their capability can support DoD. I am always surprised by how much talent is out there, and often dismayed at how ignorant some of these companies are about how to enter the DoD … [Read more...] about Finding And Winning The Right Opportunities in DoD
Today we don’t fight solo – we fight as Coalitions. Unilateral US military actions are rare, and getting rarer. As US DoD budgets continue to shrink, we encourage our coalition partners to pick up the slack. That may help but only so much. This past summer we saw an outstanding example of Maritime Partnerships. RIMPAC 2014 involved twenty-two Nations (including China!) and … [Read more...] about Context on Forced Joint Unity and DoD and Impact on Military C2 Constructs
There are some pretty discouraging reports floating around about the Army’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A). Significantly over budget and past deadline, this ISR system appears to be floundering. CTOvision Pro subscribers can read our assessment here: Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) is HARD because… well…. It’s HARD!!! … [Read more...] about Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) is HARD because… well…. It’s HARD!!!
I'm going to spell out a challenge in hopes that someone fixes this (if you have a way to fix this issue you will be a hero to us all and probably make a billion dollars at the same time). If you have been on a Navy ship recently then you know the ugly truth: there’s some amazingly OLD stuff out there! To fix that, the US Navy has made their Consolidated Afloat Network and … [Read more...] about The Navy’s Disconnected Refresh Strategy: Delivering Yesterday’s IT Tomorrow
Thanks to budget cuts, war drawdowns and sequestration, saving money is now a new business opportunity! Okay, that might sound like a contradiction, but it’s true! Clever S&T investments and well-thought “hedging” strategies will enable DoD to continue to thrive, despite the cuts. We have seen many big-ticket items cut or delayed. There is a frantic focus to get rid of … [Read more...] about Thoughts On How To Win Business In The Current DoD Environment: Look for smart organizations making wise S&T investments