With some details, Todd Harrison, senior fellow and director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
At 245 years old, the Army remains a fundamental unit of national security. But it must modernize to many changes and technology and in the world threat situation.
The strategy, which is about 80% complete, will describe between nine and 11 distinct lines of effort to connect the military's sensors and 'shooters' into a cohesive network.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Postal Service reports an uptick in mail volume a few weeks ahead of Election Day, but on-time delivery is also on the rise.
In the first of what's set to become an annual event, the Army applied AI and machine learning technologies to get its first real experience with hyper-connected warfare systems.
Billions have been spent to overhaul the Army's aging weapons plants, but officials say the system needs a fundamental rethinking to make it agile enough to keep up with military requirements.
The Air Force and Space Force want all of the new systems they buy to be produced via digital engineering processes. But the defense industry needs to get on board first.
With the expectation of flat budgets over the next several years, each of the military services believes they'll need to divest themselves of at least some programs to fund their modernization plans. That's challenging, however, when old systems have Congressional constituencies and new ones don't.
The basic requirement of weapons systems is to fire when you pull the trigger, and that's actually a tall order given the complexity of today's military systems.
For the military, the constant insertion of new technologies into weapons and other systems is important to maintaining a competitive edge.
Senior Bloomberg Government reporter Travis Tritten has done some digging into the specifics of the Space Force, he explained on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Defense Department's most sophisticated weapons systems are basically moving, networked computer systems, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks.
John Snoderly, learning director of engineering at the Defense Acquisition University in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, explained why open systems are critical to weapons system interoperability.
Army secretary says some of more than 800 programs will likely end or shrink.