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Can the Army innovate on a traditional budget?

Friday, June 7, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Kelsey D. Atherton |  June 6, 2019  |  C4ISRNET


If there is a recipe for military innovation, it is acute crisis and infinite money. While that’s a repeatable phenomena, it’s harder to muster the same effort, energy and resources when long-running conflicts remain quiet enough to lack that sense of emergency. How, exactly, can a more status quo force find a way to still innovate and iterate to meet the changing demands of modern warfare?

“Army Futures Command has really embraced academia and industry,” said Patrick O’Neill, director, C5ISR Center, Combat Capabilities Development Command, U.S. Army, speaking at the 18th annual C4ISRNET Conference June 6. One part of that embrace is tracking who is involved and who is funded, another part is embedding in academia itself, like the AI task force situated at Carnegie Mellon, and another part of that is making sure the funding in the department goes outside the usual suspects. READ MORE...

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