SRA International (NYSE: SRX) CEO Stan Sloane penned a column for The Washington Post, arguing for a sharper eye on defense IT needs.
Sloane lays out the case that while the nation spends billions building globally superior fleets of ships and aircraft, that technology cannot defend us from the most-pressing threats to the nation’s security: enemies using cyberspace to damage America’s interests.
“IT investments represent the most focused way to identify, target and tackle the most pressing security and defense issues. By combining multiple streams of information and analysis, we forge new levels of collaboration among agencies and nations. By leveraging our hardware with actionable information and analysis, we make our weaponry far more potent — and are able to maintain them at full readiness, requiring less to be even more effective. When properly deployed, IT focuses resources, reduces risks and lowers overall costs. IT investment is a force multiplier many times over.”