Rapid Prototyping: Leapfrogging into Military Utility
AIR FORCE OFFICE OF THE CIVIL ENGINEER (PENTAGON) WASHINGTON DC
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Asymmetric threat has a very short timeline for change 1. COTS timeline available to threats 2. WWW used by threat 3. DoD Acquisition has relatively long timeline 4. Limited access to COTS 5. Budget process is multi-year 6. Complex systems stress definition of requirementsarchitecture 7. Requirement trade-offs delay system 8. Only as fast as slowest element Force Protection e.g., IEDs Homeland Defense concerns Faster evolution of traditional threats.
- Administration and Management
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics