Obama Win Means Continued Technology Focus At The Pentagon

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | November 7, 2012

Defense Department cyber, space and network systems will help anchor development of leaner and more agile forces powered by technology during the next four years if President Obama sticks to Pentagon plans unveiled early this year and follows his campaign rhetoric with action.

The Priorities for 21st Century Defense strategy the White House released Jan. 5 emphasized that “modern armed forces cannot conduct high-temp, effective operations without reliable information and communication networks, and assured access to cyberspace and space.”

During a Pentagon press briefing on that strategy, Obama emphasized the need to develop "smart, strategic priorities” and specifically called for enhanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.