Providing Connectivity for the USCG: The Key Enabler for Mission Success

12/07/2009
Three MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopters attached to Air Station Kodiak fly over Cliff Point on Women's Bay near the Coast Guard base on Kodiak Island during a formation flight A key focus of this website is the centrality of connectivity of platforms in shaping capability for the performance of military…

The Connectivity Opportunity and Multi-Mission Similitude: the TTNT Example

11/08/2009
With a significant shortfall in spending for new power projection platforms, the U.S. faces a core challenge of how to most effectively build forces for the years ahead. At the heart of this opportunity will be to shape joint con-ops for the US Air Force and Navy and to ensure…

Providing Connectivity on the Go: The Role of Mobile Routers

10/20/2009
A key transformation of the US military associated with the experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan has been the use of the Internet and mobile communications to support deployed troops and distributed operations.  The deployed force is relying increasingly on mobile video as well as data provided via a secure internet. …

The Evolving U.S. Military Space Paradigm: Lynchpin for a Global C4ISRD Enterprise

09/18/2009
[caption id="attachment_505" align="alignleft" width="186" caption="Delta II Launch. Photo credits: Boeing Co."][/caption] The more than 40 year history of US military space has entered a new phase. The US military space system was built as a unique overlay for the US intelligence community and the US military to provide for strategic…

Connectivity and Crafting a National Fleet: Enhancing Synergy Between the USCG and the USN

09/04/2009
The United States Coast Guard and Navy are pursuing the creation of a national fleet to craft a common approach and develop interoperable capabilities to provide for maritime security. If this were to become a reality, what would be required and what would be entailed to make it work? The…

Leveraging Austerity: Recrafting Military Space

09/04/2009
The military budget under President Obama and Secretary Gates is dominated by the twin themes of Afghanistan and austerity. The focus on Afghanistan is shaping the strategic perspective for the Administration’s military strategy and austerity is re-shaping the defense portfolios. The power projection forces so dependent upon proprietary military space…

Framing the Security Challenge

09/04/2009
The world may be flat because of globalization, but we may want not to be flattened. The trouble with analyses like Freedman's is there is a God called "Globalization" hidden away in the bowels of the earth, which creates automatic effects and benefits for something called the "global economy." Nations…

The Connectivity Opportunity

09/04/2009
With a significant shortfall in spending for new power projection platforms, the U.S. faces a core challenge of how to most effectively build forces for the years ahead. At the heart of this opportunity will be to shape joint con-ops for the US Air Force and Navy and to ensure…