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CNAS Introduces Future Joint Force Project, Names Advisory Council Members

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CNAS Introduces Future Joint Force Project, Names Advisory Council Members - top government contractors - best government contracting eventThe 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.

Jerry Hendrix, a senior fellow and director of the DSA program, and Paul Scharre, senior fellow and head of CNAS“™ Future of the Warfare Initiative, will oversee the multi-year project.

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.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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