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Col. Dr. David Haight, USA (r), cared for Team USA athletes at the Olympic Games in
Rio de Janeiro along with Dr. Dave Weinstein, the head team physician.
A new survey shows an alarming reliance on outdated information technology systems to
run important applications.
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development firm. “Right on target and well said!”
—Bill Kanyusik, in response to “Incoming: Are Politics Impeding Our National Security?”
“I respectfully disagree with the concept that ‘a little copying is better than a little dependency.’ One of the main reasons that libraries were created is to counter the problems that
copy-paste can cause, especially when trying to debug and maintain similar code all over
an application. Needless to say, developers never seem to know where the line is between a
little copying and too much, so I don’t believe it should be allowed at all—ever.”
—Jim Fowler, in response to “Have Developers Become Overly Dependent on Dependencies?”
“Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) has plenty of room for improvement,
but I’m not sure I agree with the focus areas as they are stated, nor with the senior military
leader’s tactics to achieve a win. When modernizing, we still need to define the end state, or
win. I believe that the win is consistent, dependable delivery of timely ISR information to
those who require it. But ‘singles’ aren’t enough. The tactics to support the strategy are …
more typical [of] any game: singles, doubles, triples, homers and a strong defense. Singles
and doubles equate to advancing sensors, miniaturizing avionics, improving comms, etc. …
but even those aren’t enough. A triple would be a highly accurate, automated raw data interpretation capability with the speed to keep up with data collection. The occasional home run
may be a uniquely powered ISR UAV capable of months or years of airborne surveillance.
When we approach ISR modernization … it’s critical not to jump to a tactic before fully
establishing our desired outcome (winning!) and the strategy to achieve the win.”
—Kazpur, in response to “A Vision for ISR Modernization”
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