Raytheon's Todd Probert: DoD Could Look to Commercial Software Dev't to Speed Up Weapons Procurement

Todd Probert

Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon, told C4ISRNET that one of the trends he expects to see in 2019 is the Department of Defense's move to accelerate the acquisition of weapons systems through commercial software development model.

“I see 2019 as the point when the DoD really starts moving away from buying proprietary, stove-piped, closed hardware systems and instead looks to the commercial software world as a model for how we develop and integrate weapon systems,“ he told the publication.

He believes “commercial-style software development“ would help the government quickly develop cyber-resilient and open systems within months or weeks.

“The pace of technology is moving faster than ever before, especially in the software world,“ Probert noted.

“We need to accept that and move with it if we want to stay ahead.“

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