DoD: How is it meeting the security challenges facing the nation?

This week on Off the Shelf, Bill Greenwalt, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Moshe Schwartz, president of Etherton and Associates, discuss the national security threats and how the Department of Defense (DoD) is responding to deliver the capabilities to meet the challenges facing our nation.

Greenwalt and Schwartz discuss the DoD ‘s changing mindset, focusing on contested logistics, speed of innovation, data driven decision making to improve operations and cybersecurity.

(L-R) Bill Greenwalt, Moshe Schwartz

They also highlight what DoD is doing in the contracting world to deliver capabilities, including DOD’s increased use of contracting flexibilities including leveraging the Defense Production Act to invest in long term production capabilities.

Finally Greenwalt and Schwartz give their thoughts on DoD’s IT Modernization and the role of Artificial Intelligence in supporting the mission.

They also discuss the health of the Defense Industrial Base and the critical importance of accessing innovation from both traditional and non-traditional firms. At is core, discussion centers on the need to the time to bring capability to the field to meet national security challenges now and in the future.