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Are the defence digital capabilities we need at risk of being ‘jam tomorrow’?

There is a clear link between Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an act that has transformed Europe’s security architecture, and the urgency with which we should be embracing new technologies and building our digital armies.

The character of the modern battlefield and role of the digital warrior

Most of us are seduced to some degree by the lure and potential of ground-breaking technology. It excites and promises a bridge from the fictional possibilities portrayed in films into our lives.

5 steps for engaging Digital Natives with the modern military

There are thousands of digital natives (individuals who have grown up with and are very comfortable with technology) looking for employment, and yet we find it unendingly difficult to recruit them into the military.

Why Australia’s Defence Force needs a digital insurgency

If the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is to keep pace with modern practices and digitally transform its operations, it will require an insurgency from within.

Reflections on leaving the military – the digital challenge

Leaving the military 35 years after entering the gates of Sandhurst for the first time offers the chance to pause to reflect. The world has changed immeasurably in that time, and the military profession and character of war have revolutionised in parallel.

The Future Fight and the need for Militaries to build out their Digital Armies

The skills gap and how to fix it is clearly a global challenge, with organisations big and small re-thinking their talent strategies.

Attracting digital natives to the modern military requires a digital solution

I left NATO Allied Command Operations in 2020 with unfinished business – regrets I am working to rectify – in three areas.
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