The Center for a New American Security has launched a new project that aims to analyze how the U.S. joint force should adapt to technological innovations of potential state and non-state adversaries.
CNAS said Monday the Evolving the Future Force project is part of the center’s Defense Strategies and Assessments program and seeks to explore the U.S. military’s capabilities through experimentation with new operational frameworks, adoption of emerging technologies and efforts to build on current programs.
The Evolving the Future Force project will operate with an advisory council to help oversee research efforts.
Council members include:
- Andrew Krepinevich, an adjunct senior fellow at CNAS
- Andrew Marshall, former head of the Defense Department’s office of net assessment
- Bob Durbin, chief operating officer of the Aerospace Industries Association and a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general
- Charlie Coolidge, vice president of air force programs at Airbus’ defense and space business and a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general
- Chris Pehrson, VP of strategic development at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business
- Christine Fox, assistant director for policy and analysis at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
- David Ochmanek, a senior defense research analyst at Rand
- Greg Mallory, senior partner and managing director at BCG
- James Miller, a senior fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
- Janis Pamiljans, corporate VP and president at Northrop Grumman’s aerospace systems business
- Jim Thomas, a principal at The Telemus Group
- Mackenzie Eaglen, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
- Mara Karlin, associate professor and associate director strategic studies at Johns Hopkins-SAIS
- Mark Fox, corporate VP of customer relations at Huntington Ingalls Industries and a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral
- Rick Hunt, VP of U.S. business development at Raytheon
- Robert Hale, a senior executive adviser at Booz Allen Hamilton
- Robert Helm, senior VP of planning and development at General Dynamics
- Robert Martinage, principal at The Telemus Group
- Robert Rangel, SVP of government affairs at Lockheed Martin
- Tim Hughes, SVP for global business and government affairs at SpaceX
- Vince Logsdon, VP of Textron Systems
- William Lynn, CEO of Leonardo DRS
CNAS will hold a panel discussion titled Innovation and the Future Force on Wednesday in Washington to mark the project’s first event.