National Defense

National Defense is a magazine specializing in Defense topics.

Articles from Vol. 98, No. 717, August

2013-2014 Chapter Leadership
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND CHAPTER (CENTRAL MARYLAND) Chartered 16 August 1944 Website: www.ndiaapg.org President B. Daniel DeMarinis, MITRE Corporation [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Chairman of the Board George A. Perise, CSC Vice President...
2013 MEGA DIRECTORY: A Word from NDIA's President
Dear NDLA Members,I want to express sincere appreciation to the many corporate member representatives who have generously contributed time, energy and other resources to the work performed by NDIA's divisions, industrial committees, chapters and affiliate...
Association for Enterprise Information
People | Process | Technology The Association for Enterprise Information. (AFEI) serves the needs of our members and government partners for trusted collaboration on critical problems concerning innovation, delivery, analysis and protection in mission,...
Association for Enterprise Information
People I Process I TechnologyThe Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) serves the needs of our members and government partners for trusted collaboration on critical problems concerning innovation, delivery, analysis and protection in mission,...
As Spending Comes Down, Strategic Choices Needed
After more than a decade of conflict, the United States has begun to draw down defense spending, with sequestration cuts expected to continue over the coming years. The Defense Department must cope with declining resources at a time when it also...
A Word from NDIA's President
Dear NDIA Members, I want to express sincere appreciation to the many corporate member representatives who have generously contributed time, energy and other resources to the work performed by NDIA's divisions, industrial committees, chapters and...
Can Washington Get Us Back on Track?
* A tsunami of bad news lately leaves one gasping for breath and feeling more than a bit disoriented. It's the kind of breathlessness one feels after walking up several flights of stairs. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It didn't have to be that way,...
Can Washington Get Us Back on Track?
A tsunami of bad news lately leaves one gasping for breath and feeling more than a bit disoriented. It's the kind of breathlessness one feels after walking up several flights of stairs.It didn't have to be that way, and that seems to be the theme running...
Carbine Competition Fails to Find Improvement over Current Weapon
* The Army has officially called off its search for an M4 carbine replacement without anything to show for five years of effort other than data suggesting that its current weapons work about as well, if not better, than anything industry had to offer....
Companies Combine Video Analysis Software to Meet Customer Demands
* General Dynamics Mediaware and Sentient Vision Systems are integrating their video processing and target detection technologies in hopes of saving customers time and money. Company officials noticed several Australian and South American military...
Companies Combine Video Analysis Software to Meet Customer Demands
BIG DATAGeneral Dynamics Mediaware and Sentient Vision Systems are integrating their video processing and target detection technologies in hopes of saving customers time and money.Company officials noticed several Australian and South American military...
Contractors Are Highly Valued Members of the National Security Team
* Throughout the history of this nation, from the American Revolution to the war on terror, the private sector has provided the military necessary equipment and services. In the period just after World War 1, government turned on the industries...
Contractors Are Highly Valued Members of the National Security Team
INDUSTRY COMMENTARYThroughout the history of this nation, from the American Revolution to the war on terror, the private sector has provided the military necessary equipment and services.In the period just after World War I, government turned on the...
Corporate Ethics Education Yields Rewards
* On the surface, one might think that investing in key business activities such as accelerating technology development or strengthening workforce talent may represent higher priorities and offer greater returns than investing in ethics. [ILLUSTRATION...
Defense Industry Can Profit despite Downturn
* For the first time in decades, the Defense Department must aggressively pursue value, not simply effort. The current practice of rewarding senior military leaders and defense appointees for effort, time, staff size and budget rather than bold, effective...
Forecast Calls for Stormy Business Climate
* Bad news keeps piling up for Pentagon contractors. In the past six months alone, the defense-contracting sector has been buffeted by draconian budget cuts and by proposed new rules that would further limit government reimbursement of contractor salaries....
Google Glass Eyed for Wearable Soldier Gear
* Army officials have been after a way to outfit soldiers with wearable computers for years, but have repeatedly failed to find a system that both delivers information coherently and avoids impairing troops' perception of the battlefield. [ILLUSTRATION...
Government Policy
The mission of the Government Policy Department is to ensure the continued existence of a viable, competitive national technology and industrial base, strengthening the government-industry partnership through dialogue, and providing interaction between...
Government Policy
The mission of the Government Policy Department is to ensure the continued existence of a viable, competitive national technology and industrial base, strengthening the government-industry partnership through dialogue, and providing interaction between...
In a Post-Cold War World, Uncertainty Surrounds Nuclear Triad
* The world is a very different place than it was in the 1950s, when the United States needed thousands of nuclear warheads and three ways to deliver them on target to keep the Soviet Union at bay. More than two decades since the fall of the Iron...
Industry May Have Answer to Weather Forecasting Blind Spot
* The United States faces a gap in future weather forecasts. From less accurate to untimely predictions, there could be dire consequences for the U.S. population and economy, warned a recent Government Accountability Office report. The National...
It Is Not All Bad News in the Defense Acquisition World
There are many reasons why defense acquisition has received a bad rap and why lawmakers and Pentagon leaders have been trying to reform the acquisition process for more than 30 years. The problems are well known. It takes too long to develop and...
Lawmakers Question Future of Port Worker ID Card Program
* After 11 years of the Department of Homeland Security trying to field a secure identity card for port workers, members of Congress are running out of patience. The Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) was intended to contain biometric...
Marine Corps Seeking New Vehicle for Aircraft Rescue
* The Marine Corps has made due with 30-year-old aircraft-rescue and firefighting vehicles that no longer meet current operational standards. The service plans to field a replacement in the coming years. Oshkosh Defense--which manufactured the P-19...
Marine Corps Seeking New Vehicle for Aircraft Rescue
LOGISTICS* The Marine Corps has made due with 30-year-old aircraft-rescue and firefighting vehicles that no longer meet current operational standards. The service plans to field a replacement in the coming years.Oshkosh Defense - which manufactured the...
Membership & Chapters
Keeping NDIA growing by recruiting, retaining, and engaging members is the purpose of the Membership & Chapters Department. NDIA provides a way for defense professionals and companies to connect for success. Extending the reach of NDIA across...
National Training and Simulation Association
Companies in the simulation, training, mission planning/rehearsal and support services industry are represented through membership in the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), an affiliate of NDIA since 1992. NTSA provides the training,...
National Training and Simulation Association
Companies in the simulation, training, mission planning/rehearsal and support services industry are represented through membership in the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), an affiliate of NDIA since 1992.NTSA provides the training,...
NDIA Calendar
August4C4ISR BreakfastArlington, VA* A bi-monthly breakfast featuring guest presenters focusing on OSD and Defense Intelligence at the operational and tactical levels.www.ndia.org/meetings/392F12-15NDIA Tennessee Valley Chapter Space & Missile Defense...
NDIA Committees & Divisions
ARMAMENTS DIVISION Chair Mr. David E. Broden Broden Resource Solutions [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The mission of the Armaments Division is to provide a forum for industry, government and the military services to address issues related to...
NDIA Committees & Divisions
ARMAMENTS DIVISIONChairMr. David E. BrodenBroden Resource SolutionsThe mission of the Armaments Division is to provide a forum for industry, government and the military services to address issues related to sustaining superior armament system capability....
New Border Technology Programs Seek to Avoid Mistakes of the Past
* A renewed push this year to pass immigration reform has put the Southwest border in the spotlight again. Technology and its place securing the region has had a checkered past--most notably last decade's effort to build a so-called virtual fence,...
Next-Generation Bio-Surveillance Program's Costs Questioned; Future Remains Murky
* A plan to field "laboratories in a box" in U.S. cities that can sniff the air for signs of a biological weapon attack have been put on hold, and a Department of Homeland Security official said he has no idea when it will get underway again. [ILLUSTRATION...
Operations Points of Contact
For further information regarding NDIA Divisions, events and other participation opportunities, contact any of the following: Major General Barry D. Bates, USA (Ret.), Vice President of Operations. General Bates brings more than 32 years of experience...
Operations Points of Contact
For further information regarding NDIA Divisions, events and other participation opportunities, contact any of the following:Major General Barry D. Bates, USA (Ret.), Vice President of Operations. General Bates brings more than 32 years of experience...
Pentagon Working to Quickly Acquire Mobile Technologies
* The Defense Information Systems Agency is in the midst of implementing a commercial mobile device plan that will allow for quicker adoption of the latest smartphones and tablets. The initiative could bring a wave of diverse, new technologies to...
Precision Strike Association
The Precision Strike Association (PSA) is the premier professional organization dedicated to advancing the art and science of precision engagement concepts and technologies. The Association focuses on the Kill Chain by supporting the development of...
Precision Strike Association
The Precision Strike Association (PSA) is the premier professional organization dedicated to advancing the art and science of precision engagement concepts and technologies. The Association focuses on the Kill Chain by supporting the development of systems...
Proposed Rules on Counterfeit Parts Puts Onus on Industry
* If implemented, new Defense Department regulations could leave contractors to foot the bill for the use of counterfeit parts. The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 2012-D055 would add a new section to regulations prohibiting contractors...
Surplus C-27J Spartans Could Mean Big Windfall for Coast Guard
* The Coast Guard is looking to benefit from the Air Force's retirement of the C-27J Spartan transport aircraft. Twenty-one of the aircraft were set to be decommissioned at the end of the fiscal year. The National Defense Authorization Act carved...
United States Remains Concerned about Nuclear Weapons
* The number of nuclear weapons in circulation worldwide has been slowly but steadily declining in recent years because the United States and Russia are scaling back their nuclear arsenals. Though fewer state-owned strategic warheads exist and the...
Use Caution When Traveling with Encryption Software
* If you bring a laptop or smartphone outside of the United States, you need a basic understanding of how international export control laws may apply to your device's encryption software. Encryption software that is resident on a laptop or a smartphone...
Women in Defense, a National Security Organization
Cultivating and supporting the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security is the mission of Women In Defense, A National Security Organization (WID). The association was established to provide women a formal environment...
Work Begins in Earnest to Create Nationwide Public Safety Network
* After five long years of fighting in the halls of Congress for the right to build and operate their own nationwide wireless network, loosely confederated groups of firefighters and police from jurisdictions all over the nation finally emerged victorious...