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FY2020 Military Construction Appropriations

On December 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 1865; P.L. 116-94)—a package of multiple appropriations acts known as a minibus—which included the Military…

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Defense Coatings Guide 2020

Founded in 1948, NCP Coatings Inc. takes great pride in supporting the men and women of the U.S. military through direct efforts and global distribution. NCP Coatings Inc. offers a…

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The Fundamentals of Military Readiness

Each year the Department of Defense (DOD) requests and Congress authorizes and appropriates billions of dollars in Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funding to support what the DOD calls readiness. Additionally,…

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The Army in Military Competition

Military competition encompasses the range of activities and operations employed to achieve political objectives and to deny adversaries the ability to achieve objectives prejudicial to the United States. Armed conflict…

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Defense Primer: Security Cooperation

The Department of Defense (DOD) uses the term security cooperation (SC) to refer broadly to DOD interactions with foreign security establishments. SC activities include: *transferring defense articles and services, *military-to-military…

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Defense Primer: Military Use of the...

Since the introduction of the two-way radio in the early 1900s, militaries have been interested in the electromagnetic spectrum (“the spectrum”). The proliferation of spectrum-dependent systems in all military domains—air,…

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Defense Primer: Department of Defense Contractors

Throughout its history, the Department of Defense (DOD) has relied on contractors to support a wide range of military operations. A defense contractor, as defined by the Code of Federal…

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2020 CGI Defense and Intelligence Insights Summary

Each year, we meet with client executives to get their views on the trends affecting their organizations and industries. Through the CGI Client Global Insights, we analyze these findings to…

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Defense Primer: United States Transportation...

United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM or TRANSCOM) is a Department of Defense (DOD) functional combatant command responsible for providing air, land, and sea transportation to meet national security needs. TRANSCOM’s…

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Russian Armed Forces: Military Modernization and...

Since Russia’s invasion of Georgia in 2008, Russia has undertaken extensive efforts to modernize and upgrade its armed forces. In the years ahead, these efforts are expected to continue focusing…

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Defense Primer: National Security Space Launch

The National Security Space Launch (NSSL) is a U.S. government program that enables acquisition of launch services, aimed at ensuring continued access to space for critical national security missions. The…

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Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance...

The U.S. military could suffer unacceptably high casualties and struggle to win, or perhaps lose, a war against China or Russia. This implication by the National Defense Strategy Commission stands…

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Crafting Strategy for Irregular Warfare: A...

The 2018 U.S. National Defense Strategy made headlines by officially downgrading terrorism as a national security priority in favor of “inter-state strategic competition.” Many interpreted the statement as signifying a…

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Defense Primer : Ground Based Strategic Deterrent...

On September 8, 2020, the United States Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $13.3 billion contract to develop a new nuclear missile, the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), intended…

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Beyond Borders: PLA Command and Control of...

China’s latest round of military reforms is driven primarily by Xi Jinping’s ambition to reshape the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to improve its ability to win informationized wars and to…

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