Our Publications


DSI’s team specializes in the research and development of mission critical, senior level events for the Military and Federal Government sectors. Our non partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.  DSI works to add new and relevant information to the defense and homeland security communities we serve designed to foster relevant discussion and debate, while forging solutions to the pressing needs of our military and government.
In line with our mission, extensive time and effort is dedicated to researching and understanding the complex challenges and current and future mission needs and to disseminate that information the community at large.




2nd Annual Multi-Intelligence Post Symposium Report

During the 2nd Annual Multi-Intelligence Post Symposium, DoD and IC leaders discussed how the national security environment is evolving and how people, processes and technology must evolve as well to stay ahead of the US’ adversaries. From these discussions emerged the following advice to national security leaders:
– Evolve approaches to workforce and culture to promote an environment of unity, trust and sharing. This is possible through training, acculturation, and leadership.
– Data classification is important, but ensure that the classification level is truly justified and necessary.
– Look for technology to help with handling data policy, and trust that it can open the doors to increased sharing. For both analysis and data policy management, tap into new innovation communities and facilitate easier contracting processes for companies unfamiliar with the DoD and IC. Finally, search for existing technology and reuse where possible

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9th DoD/VA and Gov Health IT Post Summit Report

Defense Strategies Institutes’ 9th DOD/VA & Gov HIT Summit focused on “Advancing a Connected Health IT Ecosystem for Military and Government”. It brought together senior leadership from the Military Healthcare System, including the Defense Health Agency and the Service Medical community; the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Health Administration; The White House and HHS agencies ranging from the CDC to the ONC to discuss engaging patients, delivering medicine at the point of care, and creating a real time health system. Speakers discussed the proliferation of data from the modernized Electronic Health Records being deployed at DHA and VA and the use of that data for retrospective analysis to improve the quality of care, lower costs, ensure public health, and improve population health. Key findings towards advancing the effectiveness and efficiency of connected health, discussed in detail in this report, include patient engagement, tele-health and tele-medicine, and big data and advanced analytics.


2014 Automated ISR Report

Defense Strategies Institute’s 2014 Automated ISR Symposium brought together leadership from members of the IC to include all Military Services, DIA, CIA, NSA, NGA, NRO, FBI, as well as the Director of National Intelligence to discuss the ongoing process of data automation, and the advancement of the so-called “back end” – or “PED” – aspects of the intelligence architecture. PED (Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination) improvements are critical to supporting a more effective and efficient intelligence enterprise. In addition to IC members, the symposium included members of industry and academia to share innovations and ideas to advance PED.

The below post symposium report summarizes major points of discussion and findings from the event as well suggestions and solutions to overarching IC challenges.


Joint CBRN White Paper: Human Engineered Tissue for Medical CBRN Countermeasures

Defense Strategies Institute’s 2nd Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium addressed the evolving national strategy for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) countermeasures. The medical portion of the event revolved on equipping multi-mission forces and specialized CBRN units on establishing a new national medical countermeasures (MCM) pipeline to assist the federal governments response and recovery from CBRN bio-threats. This paper addresses the challenges in assessing countermeasure toxicity profiles in human engineered tissues for bio-threat countermeasures.  


Whitepaper: U.S./Canada Border Security Post Summit Report

The U.S./Canada Border Security Summit, held on April 3-4, 2012 in Dearborn, Michigan, focused on how the Beyond the Border vision of a multi-layered, intelligence-driven approach can be operationalized and driven forward by the agencies and programs responsible for protecting the borders. The Summit brought together thought leaders and key policy-makers across U.S. and Canadian local, state, provincial and federal law enforcement for actionable discussion and debate on several of the key focus areas of the Action Plan. In combination with the U.S./Canada Border Security Summit, DSI partnered with Deloitte Federal, to produce this Post Summit / After Action Report. The report highlights the key themes discussed by leaders in the border security mission, including a view of the collaborative work already underway to enhance individual and shared border security efforts, an analysis of the challenges faced by both countries in order to implement the Beyond the Border strategy, and a look forward to the future of a risk-based, intelligence-driven joint vision for supply chain security at the U.S./Canada border. DSI is proud to offer this After Action Report Complimentary to the Border and Homeland Security Community.


Transforming US Army Supply Chains: Strategies for Innovation Management


Author: Dr. Greg Parlier

Below are extracts from a recent book by retired Army Colonel Greg Parlier which first describes and diagnoses persisting US Army logistics challenges. The book then develops an enabling architecture for integrated supply chain solutions driven by advanced analytics and operations research, operating within a framework to accelerate transformative change in public organizations – “management innovation as a strategic technology”. Billions of dollars in savings can be achieved, along with dramatic improvements for cost-effective readiness.