Tue, Jul 7, 2020

Emerging technologies: new challenges to global stability

The world may be fast approaching the perfect storm, with the intersection of two major global trends. At a moment of historic transition, when the post-WWII and post-Cold War international order is eroding amid competing visions of world order and renewed geopolitical rivalries, the world is also in the early stages of an unprecedented technological transformation

In-Depth Research & Reports by Robert A. Manning

China Cybersecurity

Wed, Apr 29, 2020

Event recap | The future of data and AI in space

On April 29, 2020, Fredrik Bruhn, Amy Webb, Paul Jurasin, Anthony Scriffignano shared perspectives on "Future of data and AI in space" as part of a live video discussion moderated by David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director, on how commercial space efforts are being changed by advances in data and AI capabilities, to include satellites and other efforts in Earth’s orbit and beyond.

Event Recap by Corina LJ DuBois

Civil Society Economy & Business
Forward Defense and Defense-Industrial Policy Series

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Reenergizing transatlantic space cooperation: Opportunities in security and beyond

The transatlantic alliance needs to recognize and address challenges to space assurance, and take full advantage of the many changes sweeping the space industry.

Report by Stephen Ganote, Janie Yurechko, Diana Jack, and Connor O'Shea

Defense Industry Security & Defense

Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Make it so.

Standing up a new military organization is hard institutional work, but work worth the effort over time. A proposal for a Space Force proposes short-term turmoil, but eventually better morale, stability, and focus after separation from the Air Force.

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Policy Space

Tue, Oct 18, 2016

With GPS, failure is not an option.

For all its dependency on GPS, the Pentagon has been quietly ignoring the potential vulnerabilities of GPS—until just about now. Raytheon’s new GPS Operational Control System (OCX) might just be the most troubled program the Pentagon is running. This June, OCX incurred a dreaded Nunn-McCurdy breach, when its projected costs were judged to have increased […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry Drones

Mon, Aug 8, 2016

Don’t let pre-decisional become the enemy of good enough

Early discussions between the military and industry are essential for finding financially sustainable ways of war. It’s a pretty big mess when the service secretary hasn’t heard about the latest procurement programs—which means that they’re maybe not really procurement programs. They’re at best, as Deborah James recently said with that awkward Washingtonian word, “pre-decisional.” As […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry Drones

Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Toward a new national security space strategy: time for a strategic rebalancing

There are growing risks and threats to US satellites, civilian and military alike, and challenges to stated US goals in space. The question for the new administration, however, is whether hegemonic means to address those challenges are likely to achieve US goals.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Theresa Hitchens and Joan Johnson-Freese

Space Space Security