SPECIAL OPERATIONS (And ATAK!) AS AN INNOVATION LABORATORY

There are a number of voices calling for such fast, iterative feedback loops between operational experiences on the one hand and the acceleration of technological solutions on the other, an approach often referred to as “rapid prototyping.” What remain lacking, however, are concrete plans to make this approach a reality within the U.S. military. Some refer to rapid prototyping as a “mindset” or “culture” that needs to be inculcated throughout the force.

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NPS Report-TAK Collaborative Mission Planner

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently published a report on the use of TAK for collaborative mission planning. The report highlight’s the team’s observation of the US Secret Service’ use of TAK in the January 2017 Presidential Inauguration, and describes a Collaborative Mission Planner the NPS team developed. The TAK system became a preeminent C4ISR system for multiple U.S agencies, …

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