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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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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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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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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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How the Next U.S. National Security Strategy...

Events of 2020 offer a reminder that equal rights and demographic inclusion in America are more than simply of civil or judicial concern. Since January, the activity of U.S. armed…

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Unleashing Data to Advance the National Defense...

The DoD Data Strategy, as a key component of the Department’s Digital Modernization program, supports the National Defense Strategy (NDS) by enhancing military effectiveness through access to accurate, timely, and…

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Mission Command of Multi-Domain Operations

This project supports the US Army War College’s efforts to remain a recognized leader in the creation of invaluable ideas on strategic issues relating to the US Army and the…

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Post-COVID Transformation: DOD Goes into the...

These are complex, turbulent, and uncertain times to be sure. The Department of Defense (DOD) is at an important inflection point. COVID-19 has irrevocably altered the dynamics of international security…

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Great Power Competition: The Changing Landscape of...

The articles that make up this work explore the cultural and regional implications of Chinese and Russian power projection in Eurasia, the Americas, and Africa; the rise of sub-state actors…

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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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Defense Against the Dark Arts In Space

It is hard to imagine that Sun Tzu ever conceived of as “precipitous” a “height” or as “sunny” a “spot” as Earth orbit. But it is fascinating to wonder, if…

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