A time lapse video shows Raytheon Missiles & Defense building the first SPY-6 for the U.S. Navy at its advanced Radar Development Facility in Andover, Massachusetts. Automation technology reduces radar array assembly and test from 12 months to four months.
A badly needed war-fighting cloud capability ran into delays. The Pentagon's even more lucrative "crown jewel" IT project might face a protest because of its high price tag, but there are signs that it won't generate as much controversy, experts say.
A critical moment has been reached in the modernization of the DoD, and a cloud that effectively supports war-fighting capabilities will be critical in maintaining a competitive advantage, the author says.