Acquisition

Building an Agile Force

ARLINGTON, VA (May 18, 2021) | The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new Research Study, Building and Agile Force: The Imperative for Speed and Adaptation in the U.S. Aerospace Industrial Base, by Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Dean; and Heather R. Penney, Senior Resident Fellow at the Mitchell Institute. The U.S. Air Force is the only service that can “meet our nation’s adversaries with mass, speed, agility, and

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USAF Should Adapt Industry Systems for Cyber Defense, Science Chief Says

Air Force Magazine | May 18, 2021 | The Air Force should use industry systems for cybersecurity, even the information highway that the Advanced Battle Management System will run on, because the infrastructure necessary isn’t within the service’s expertise and would require a culture and a workforce the Air Force doesn’t have, service Chief Scientist Victoria Coleman said.

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Aerospace Vectors for the Incoming Biden Defense Team

Arlington, VA (February 28, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Aerospace Vectors for the Incoming Biden Defense Team by Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, and Douglas A. Birkey Executive Director of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. The Biden administration faces an array of security challenges that are as great as

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Episode 22 – Building the Force to Win: Advice for the Biden Defense Team

Episode Summary In episode 22 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast: “Building the Force to Win: Advice for the Biden Defense Team,” Mitchell Institute experts Mark Gunzinger and Lukas Autenried explore the military attributes that are required to meet tomorrow’s national security challenges. Every four years, as prescribed by Congress, each administration must evaluate the global threat picture and chart a corresponding forward vector. This is an exceedingly important process that must focus on the challenges

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Space Power Forum: Lt Gen JT Thompson, Commander, USSF Space and Missile Systems Center

The Space Force recently unveiled new details of its plans to establish Space Systems Command to oversee the new service’s acquisition and launch service—and redesignate Space and Missile Systems Center as its headquarters. Lt Gen JT Thompson shares his insights and perspective on the standup of the new command, as well as how Space Force is working to both improve acquisition and better leverage services available in the commercial space market.

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Aerospace Nation: Aerospace Vectors for the Incoming Biden Administration

President Biden’s defense team faces a number of challenges around the globe, but they also have significant opportunities to bolster America’s national security for decades to come. The Mitchell Institute hosts a live virtual Aerospace Nation event on Thursday, March 4 with Lt Gen (Ret) Dave Deptula, Dean, and Mr. Doug Birkey, Executive Director, as they discuss their new policy paper, Aerospace Vectors for the Incoming Biden Defense Team. Maj Gen (Ret) Larry Stutzriem, Director

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