Defense Systems Digest
16 June 2020


Notable Technical Inquiry

What sustainment and logistics planning and analysis tools are currently in use at the division or higher echelons?

DSIAC was tasked with searching for sustainment and logistics planning and analysis tools that are in use, with a focus on those utilized in joint efforts.  DSIAC performed literature searches in open sources and the DTIC R&E Gateway for relevant tools and information.  Subject matter experts and logistics planners were contacted for information on tools used in the various branches of the military and persons of contact for the models currently in use.  A list of sustainment and logistics tools…

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Paul Barr

Vulnerability Analyst/Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems

As a Vulnerability Analyst for almost 30 years, I conduct ballistic vulnerability, live-fire test and evaluation, and vulnerability technology reduction development efforts on a variety of military and commercial variant platforms (e.g., C-17, KC-46) for threats ranging from small arms to surface-to-air missiles. I enjoy the art of converting vulnerability requirements to analytic and hardware solutions. It is a privilege to mentor the next generation of vulnerability engineers, inspiring them as they use their skills to forward vulnerability engineering processes and solutions.

In This Issue

Pentagon Reshuffles R&D Priorities

HONOLULU, Hawaii — The Defense Department is shaking up its list of research-and-development priorities as the Pentagon builds new roadmaps for pursuing future capabilities.

When Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin first came into office in 2017, hypersonic weapons were his top focus area. But not anymore. “We’ve made a lot of progress in hypersonics,” said Mark Lewis, Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization. “We love them all the same, but our No. 1 priority, frankly, right now is microelectronics.”

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