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Cyberspace Solarium Commission

For over 20 years, nation-states and non-state actors have used cyberspace to subvert American power, America security, and the American way of life. Despite numerous criminal indictments, economic sanctions, and…

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Report on the Joint Enterprise Defense...

This report presents the results of the DoD Office of Inspector General (OIG) review of the DoD Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud procurement process and our investigation into allegations…

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Navy Next-Generation Logistics Ship (NGLS) Program

The Navy’s Next-Generation Logistics Ship (NGLS) program envisages procuring a new class of medium-sized at-sea resupply ships for the Navy. The Navy’s proposed FY2021 budget requested $30.0 million in research…

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Defense Acquisitions: DOD’s Cybersecurity Maturity...

Cybersecurity threats represented by cyberattacks and data theft have had a significant impact on the Department of Defense (DOD) and the defense industrial base (DIB). These threats have become a…

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UAS Service Supplier Network Performance

This report summarizes the performance of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Service Suppliers (USS) in the Technical Capability Level 4 (TCL4) flight test performed by NASA and its partners in support…

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Department of Defense Counter-Unmanned Aircraft...

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly called drones, have proliferated rapidly and are available to nation states and to nonstate actors and individuals. These systems could provide U.S. adversaries with a…

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Building a Modern Military: The Force Meets...

Security politics will be different in the future, but the goal of security policy hasn’t changed and is clearly outlined in this report: to identify the most effective and efficient…

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Understanding DCAA Compliance

Understanding DCAA Compliance: Your Guide to Audit Types, Compliance Basics, & More A key aspect of complying with government regulations is creating business systems that are compliant with the Defense…

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Deterrence and the U.S. Nuclear Weapons...

This latest addition to the Arms Control and International Security paper series - prepared by Under Secretary of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator, Lisa Gordon-Hagerty and with an…

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Costs of Creating a Space National Guard

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 established the Space Force as a new, independent military service within the Department of the Air Force. Intended to conduct operations…

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Arms Control in Outer Space: History and Prospectus

In this ACIS paper, Assistant Secretary Ford discusses longstanding efforts to find effective forms of arms control in outer space and the reasons such efforts have failed in the modern…

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Are Drone Swarms Weapons of Mass Destruction?

Public discussion has raised significant fears over armed drone swarms being used in a manner like weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). However, should they be considered WMDs? The first half…

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National Cruise Missile Defense: Issues and...

Since the 1980s, the United States has invested considerable resources to develop and field ballistic missile defenses to protect the U.S. homeland from attack by long-range ballistic missiles. In recent…

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The Marine Corps War College: Strategy Primer

The vision of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for professional military education is clear: the Marine Corps War College (MCWAR) needs to help prepare Joint leaders, senior staff officers, and…

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American Military Justice: Retaining the...

This white paper recommends that Congress reject proposals that would remove a commander’s prosecutorial discretion and instead place it in the hands of senior armed forces lawyers. There are currently…

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