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Evolving Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) for Air Force Cyber Defense

Date Posted:  2/20/2014

The existing Air Force ISR capability for support to defensive cyberspace operations has to operate in an environment of global adversaries.  The effectiveness of Air Force defensive cyber strategy will depend on long range trend analysis of adversary capabilities and intent.  An evolution of ISR for cyber defense can improve protection of key Air Force command and control functions, as well as best preserve the Air Force’s qua...

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Conflict and Cooperation in Cyberspace: The Challenge to National Security

Date Posted:  8/12/2013

Conflict and Cooperation in Cyberspace: The Challenge to National Security brings together some of the world’s most distinguished military leaders, scholars, cyber operators, and policymakers in a discussion of current and future challenges that cyberspace poses to the United States and the world. Maintaining a focus on policy-relevant solutions, it offers a well-reasoned study of how to prepare for war, while attempting...

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THOR Theater History of Operations Reports

Date Posted:  8/6/2013

Never before has there been a means of swiftly referencing where and when air strikes have been conducted across the globe. Vague mentions of strategic bombing such as “in Germany” have never allowed a detailed examination of effects generated or joint fires created when combined with land and sea forces. Conversely, anecdotal stories “from the cockpit” usually fail to tell the larger operational or strategic story of h...


Democracy’s Arsenal: Creating a Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry

Democracy’s Arsenal: Creating a Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry by Jacques S. Gansler. MIT Press, 2011, 434 pp. $45.00

Democracy’s Arsenal is a comprehensive review of the state of the defense industry, the historic path that led to its composition, and an outlook toward the future. The author promotes the ideas of defense industry integration and cooperation, competition in acquisition, and stronger incentives such as performance-based logistics (PBL) as ways to cut defense costs. The five main themes through the forward-looking text are future consolidations in the defense industry, shifts in technology, stronger emphasis on services instead of hardware, civil-military integration, and globalization.

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