The U.S. lead in military technology is too great, not enough or disappearing, depending on which expert is speaking. And, all three statements might be accurate in their own ways.
The traditional paths to innovation may not be enough to maintain U.S. leadership in that endeavor. So, innovative ideas may be necessary for pursuing innovation.
For years, the United States maintained economic and military superiority through technological innovation. Now, that lead is diminishing, and the country must find the resources to respond.
The technology gap caused by the growing sophistication of U.S. defense communications and networking systems threatens to leave less advanced nations unable to participate effectively in coalitions. One approach to mitigate the gap is to have allies work with the United States on establishing standards for new systems and capabilities.
If cyberspace is a warfighting domain, then warfighters should expect that it will not perform as desired. The same maneuver warfare skills common on the battlespace need to be applied to cyberspace.