Among his tips is “Favor the liberators,” which means that you should bet on those who are opening up access to new goods and tools, “turning scarcity into plenty.”
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Smart Defense means exposing the commercial technology marketplace to problems in defense – increasing competition, reducing costs, and seeding innovation.
We have the same problem in defense. ‘Lazy’ defense planning focuses on mass instead of precision, legacy instead of unconventional. Smart Defense requires the intellectual investment to create optimum solutions for unprecedented security problems.
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“It will probably have less money to spend on closing those gaps, though. The new Pentagon budget cuts JIEDDO’s $2.4 billion bankroll by $700 million.”
JIEDDO’s ability to drive rapid innovation is a function of its ‘discretionary’ R&D budget. But too much of JIEDDO’s annual budget (some 75% we suspect) is already obligated against projects initiated in previous years. We think JIEDDO needs to be careful not to mortgage its flexibility by sustaining yesterday’s innovations.
via Pentagon: Future of Homemade Bombs Is High-Tech | Danger Room | Wired.com.