Inaugural RDER prototypes ready for production but stalling out under stopgap spending rules

By Jason Sherman / December 2, 2023 at 6:04 PM
SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The first fruits of the Defense Department's high-profile Rapid Defense Experimentation Reserve -- nearly two years in the making -- are at risk of stalling out due to budget uncertainty, potentially slowing delivery to combatant commanders of new capabilities recently validated through experimentation earlier this year as having warfighting utility. A classified meeting of the deputy defense secretary’s management action group (DMAG) recently validated an inaugural cohort of projects -- three classified capabilities for procurement but...

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