Industry, Public Policy & War: Reviving the Defense Industrial Base
Food for Thought – Industry, Public Policy and the Future of War: Reviving the Defense Industrial Base
As the pace of the innovation cycle continues to rapidly accelerate, great power competition among global and regional rivals is increasingly contested. Reliance upon conventional capabilities once primarily focused on ground forces and establishing numerical advantage has now gravitated towards multi-domain, network centric warfare that greatly enhances lethality and parity among near peers significantly shifting the tactical environment across land, sea, and air. These rapid technological changes have outpaced much of the defense industrial base leaving it ineffective to manufacture or produce contemporary equipment required of these future military architectures. As actors seek to solidify military advantage under this new paradigm, public policy and industry must be refined to adequately support the future battlespace in terms of technological innovation and financial efficiency.
EMPA & Picker Center