The Quantum Gap with China

China has dramatically increased its investment in developing quantum technologies. To better understand what this means for policy makers and military strategists you can find a short piece I wrote featured in Best Defense in Foreign Policy. The article discusses how investments in quantum technologies will revolutionize code breaking, secure communication, and advanced radars.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence – What to Read Now

At, or near the top of Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technology, 2017 sits machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). To understand precisely what these concepts are and what they will disrupt – we need to do some homework. The following list of key readings will help policy makers and military strategists alike set a … More Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence – What to Read Now

Creating Military Innovation Institutes

Recent announcements by Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, regarding the development of Defense Innovation Units Experimental – in Silicon Valley, Boston, and now Austin, have inspired many in the Department of Defense, including myself, to consider how we too can deliver innovation. Given the need to modernize American military forces after nearly two decades of … More Creating Military Innovation Institutes

Tactical Ground Warfare in 2050 – The Army Research Lab’s Stark Predictions

The U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) recently published the results of a two-week discussion among strategic thinkers and military researchers meant to provide a visualization of the tactical ground battlefield in 2050. The conclusions produced by this group of distinguished thinkers will likely not surprise those who have long considered where key technological trends are … More Tactical Ground Warfare in 2050 – The Army Research Lab’s Stark Predictions

All Seeing Sensors – It’s About the Data, Stupid

The Age of The Internet of Things (IOT) is officially upon us. As more devices begin to relay information about our behaviors back to various data warehouses, it’s becoming increasingly clear that this glut of data will offer many opportunities for analysis. More analysis should lead to better understanding and improved applications of this knowledge. … More All Seeing Sensors – It’s About the Data, Stupid

Body Cameras in the Military – A Challenging but Perhaps Necessary Technology

For government agencies, like the military and the police that depend on maintaining the trust of the public and experience profound litigious scrutiny over their conduct during violent encounters, the use of cameras and sensors to record their actions may no longer be an option – but something mandated. Body-Mounted Cameras and the Police On … More Body Cameras in the Military – A Challenging but Perhaps Necessary Technology