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

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 also important to understand what is working and how the mission is being supported by this and related p...


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Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), is Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm providing fact based technology reviews in support of venture capital, private equity and emerging technology firms. He has extensive industry experience in intelligence and security and was awarded an intelligence community meritorious achievement award by AFCEA in 2008, and has also been recognized as an Infoworld Top 25 CTO and as one of the most fascinating communicators in Government IT by GovFresh.