Home / DoD / DoD-Led Crowdsourcing Effort Draws in Ideas to Address Operational Challenges

DoD-Led Crowdsourcing Effort Draws in Ideas to Address Operational Challenges

A Defense Department-launched crowdsourcing effort has received nearly 100 submissions of proposals designed to address operational challenges on power projection, counter-power projection and changes in joint force operational and organizational constructs, DoD News reported Wednesday.

Cheryl Pellerin writes the three chairs of the Operational Challenges Crowdsourcing Initiative selected two top papers and several submissions on systems that can potentially aid efforts to address operational challenges.

DoD’s Office of Strategy and Force Development launched the crowdsourcing effort in November to collect ideas that can support the department’s efforts.

“We launched the initiative to try to inspire creative thinking inside and outside the department on some key operational challenges that face the U.S. military, and to try to contribute to the department’s ongoing third-offset efforts,” said Mara Karlin, deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development.

One of the proposals from Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment researchers involved potential changes in posture and investment priorities to help boost the military’s capacity to conduct sustained operations in the Asia Pacific.

Another proposal from U.S. Army leaders involved an operational concept for amphibious assault strategy that can help project power and boost battle networks.

Check Also

GAO: Air Force to Deploy New Combat Rescue Helicopters to Active Component by FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *