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Recent Acquisition Policy Changes Balance Risk and Flexibility, but Actions Needed to Refine Requirements Process

Recent Acquisition Policy Changes Balance Risk and...

In 2002, the Department of Defense (DOD) provided the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) with flexibilities to diverge from traditional requirements-setting and acquisition processes and instead implement a unique approach to…

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Reverse Innovation In Defense

Reverse Innovation In Defense

DoD and U.S. Allies apply Reverse Innovation strategies to design novel defense capabilities. The key elements of a Reverse Innovation strategy are design simplicity, unlearning, addressing the infrastructure gap, changing…

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How to Win with GovCon Reporters at Trade Shows

How to Win with GovCon Reporters at Trade Shows

How can government contractors best connect with the media around major trade shows? To find out, Boscobel conducted a survey of reporters who attended AUSA 2019, the Association of the…

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Project Convergence: Achieving Overmatch by Solving Joint Problems

Project Convergence: Achieving Overmatch by...

As the United States confronts Great Power competition (GPC), incremental improvements to individual Service capabilities will not produce a military able to decisively win on the battlefield. Although important, the…

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Gray Is the New Black: A Framework to Counter Gray Zone Conflicts

Gray Is the New Black: A Framework to Counter Gray...

Today’s joint operational environment is characterized by states increasingly competing to enhance power and gain influence while seeking to avoid major conflict. Although concerted efforts to undercut U.S. interests without…

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Buy Now, Get Paid with Diversity Later: Insights into Career Progression of Female Servicemembers

Buy Now, Get Paid with Diversity Later: Insights...

The Department of Defense (DOD) recognizes the value that diversity brings to the joint force. In 2015, the Secretary of Defense directed DOD to establish an environment where all personnel…

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Renewed Great Power Competition: Implications for Defense—Issues for Congress

Renewed Great Power Competition: Implications for...

The emergence of great power competition with China and Russia has profoundly changed the conversation about U.S. defense issues from what it was during the post-Cold War era: Counterterrorist operations…

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Purpose-Built Antiarmor Teams: An Imperative for the Marine Corps Ground Combat Element

Purpose-Built Antiarmor Teams: An Imperative for...

As we form the infantry battalions of the future, purpose-built antiarmor teams are necessary to provide firepower and mobility in distributed operations. This paper outlines several recommendations which can be…

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Repelling the Dragon

Repelling the Dragon

The People’s Republic of China has consistently claimed sovereignty over Taiwan and desires reunification. Until recently, however, the PRC did not have the means or the will to force reunification.…

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Forcepoint Zero Trust Brief for the Department of Defense

Forcepoint Zero Trust Brief for the Department of...

According to the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, federal government agencies must develop plans to adopt Zero Trust architectures within 60 days following the issuance of the order.…

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ARPANET – Advancing National Security

ARPANET – Advancing National Security

DARPA research played a central role in launching the information revolution, including furthering much of the conceptual basis for today’s internet – a ubiquitous, global network for sharing digital resources…

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Advancing National Security Through Fundamental Research

Advancing National Security Through Fundamental...

A moth disappears against the bark of the tree on which it has landed. An octopus vanishes as its skin assumes the pattern and texture of its surroundings. That’s stealth…

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Biodefense: After-Action Findings and COVID-19 Response Revealed Opportunities to Strengthen Preparedness

Biodefense: After-Action Findings and COVID-19...

Key federal agencies, including the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Defense (DOD), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Agriculture (USDA), developed a range of interagency response plans to prepare for…

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Understanding CMMC Compliance

Understanding CMMC Compliance

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a framework of various cybersecurity standards and best practices that is a requirement for government contractors working with the Department of Defense (DoD). Better…

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Streamline the Financial Management Lifecycle

Streamline the Financial Management Lifecycle

Having effective and reliable financial management systems are critical in helping ensure our nation’s security. Over the years, defense organizations have acquired financial management systems and enterprise resource planning systems…

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