I wholeheartedly echo Colonel Elliott's sentiment regarding industry involvement in the NIE activities. The issue needing attention is the reality (or lack thereof) for ongoing NIE exercises. Will there actually be a 14.1? How soon can the Army commit to the funding required to carry out the full lifecycle of this valuable effort? Industry leaders will want to have a particular level of comfort before committing the investment that is required early on for planning and support of their involvement in a given NIE.
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