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MITRE White Paper

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Authority, Autonomy, and Accountability
Defense Fielding Principles for Innovation and Speed to Mission

"Here’s the bad news: the US defense fielding enterprise—the combined efforts of Congress and the Executive Branch to field relevant defense capabilities—is not meeting our Nation’s needs.

At a time when the Nation confronts a diverse set of military threats, the pace at which the United States fields relevant military capabilities continues to slow despite defense budgets that are near all-time inflation-adjusted highs.

That might have been satisfactory when we massively outspent all other nations or when we had a lock on advanced technology development, but neither is true now, and our strategic competitors are fielding new capabilities faster than we are."

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