About ChrisScott

Chris Scott is an experienced department of defense enterprise technology professional and business executive with a long running track record of fielding proven technologies into large organizations. She interacts with senior DoD and IC officials and provides insights to our readers here. She publishes at CTOvision.com and DelphiBrief.com and the new analysis focused Analyst One

Considering A Departure From Government Service? Look before you leap!

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Last month I was approached by one of my favorite DoD colleagues, inquiring about opportunities “out there” in Industry. This guy is one of the smartest Civil Servants I know. He has been a mover and shaker for decades. You know, one of those rare technically inclined individuals who can also manage big programs, get […]

Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) is HARD because… well…. It’s HARD!!!

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There are some pretty discouraging reports floating around about the Army’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A). Significantly over budget and past deadline, this ISR system appears to be floundering. While all the Congressmen lash out against this waste of precious DoD funding, it’s important to think clearly about why this is so hard. It is […]

DoD’s Unmet Cyber Needs

Last week, DoD’s CYBER leaders met in Baltimore for AFCEA International’s newest event: Cyber Symposium. It was a very good mix of senior DoD and Industry. It’s great to see the government folks getting out again. The Cyber Symposium replaced the old Joint Warfighter Conference that has been held in Virginia Beach in the past. […]

The Navy’s Disconnected Refresh Strategy: Delivering Yesterday’s IT Tomorrow

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I’m going to spell out a challenge in hopes that someone fixes this (if you have a way to fix this issue you will be a hero to us all and probably make a billion dollars at the same time). If you have been on a Navy ship recently then you know the ugly truth: […]

Thoughts On How To Win Business In The Current DoD Environment: Look for smart organizations making wise S&T investments

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Thanks to budget cuts, war drawdowns and sequestration, saving money is now a new business opportunity!  Okay, that might sound like a contradiction, but it’s true!  Clever S&T investments and well-thought “hedging” strategies will enable DoD to continue to thrive, despite the cuts. We have seen many big-ticket items cut or delayed.  There is a frantic focus to […]

Improving the USMC’s Legacy Logistics System (GCSS-MC): A Business Opportunity

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Industries that are interested in helping SPAWAR System Center Atlantic (SSC LANT) improve a bloated old legacy system will be interested in the Global Command Support System Marine Corps (GCSS-MC).   SSC LANT has been hired by Marine Corps to make this system faster.  This includes modernization of GCSS-MC’s engineering, infrastructure, logistics and program management. SSC LANT has […]