Dealine May 1st 2013
A U.S. Naval Institute Program
Funded by Finmeccanica North America
The Global Defense Burden: How Can the U.S. and its NATO allies & partners more effectively share roles, missions, technology and hardware?
About the Global Defense Burden Essay Contest: The contest will advance a high-level discussion about the future of technology and operational burden sharing. Capable allies of the United States, and our NATO partners in particular, are independently developing highly sophisticated new capabilities. How will the crucial partnerships involved set the stage for meaningful progress? This essay contest will examine the impact of sharing these technologies among allied naval forces as a bi-directional process. Contest submissions may also consider implications for joint forces. Papers will consider the opportunities, advantages and challenges. Contestants will be urged to consider historical examples and relate them to future scenarios.
The Mine Warfare Association
To encourage an ongoing discussion concerning the strategic impact of mining, mine countermeasures operations, unmanned vehicle utilization in mine warfare, new technologies that could improve mining or mine countermeasures, and improved concepts of operations.