Future Strategic Security Environment Trends will be Address at Education Forum

Dr. Michael R. Macedonia

Demographic, social, climatic, economic, technological and geopolitical trends will shape the future strategic security environment. These trends are expected to create a world that is even more complex than confronting the military today.

Trends that are expected to create a world even more complex than the one confronting the military today will be the topic of the keynote address at ETA International’s Annual Awards Banquet during Education Forum, co-located with the International Wireless Communications Expo, March 5-9, 2018 in Orlando, FL.

Dr. Michael R. Macedonia, Assistant Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Deputy Director for the UCF Applied Research Institute, and Co-Principal Investigator of the Defense Intelligence Agency-sponsored Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE), will emphasize that choices must be made among many viable options because of constraints that the United States faces in the development, acquisition, deployment and use of new systems.

“The military will need to rise to the challenge of placing big bets on modernization within this complex but uncertain environment,” said Macedonia, who added, “This challenge is complicated by the abundance of options available for new systems and capabilities resulting from an explosion of potentially disruptive technologies entering the exponential growth phases of development”.

Macedonia will examine five major changes that extend from the strategic security environment (SSE) and will profoundly influence the character of future warfare for the Army and joint military forces in the 2030-2050 timeframe:


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