The Challenge of Technological Superiority
Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Washington United States
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For more than 25 years, the United States has had a dominant military advantage over any potential adversary. The underpinning of that advantage was the superior platforms and systems enabled by our technology. The technological superiority of the U.S. Department of Defense DoD is at the greatest risk in recent history, and this erosion occurs while ideological, economic, political, military and technological threats proliferate to national and international security. Future engagements will require greater technological capability to operate in what I call the commons electronic warfare missile defense precision, navigation and timing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance integrated air defense cyber and weapons of mass destruction.