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Tip of the Spear discusses the latest in military technology, strategy, and news. It is hosted by Nick Younker a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Naval Officer with forward deployed experience in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

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Richard Chavez, Acting Director for Operations Coordination and Planning at DHS, discusses border security issues and policies.

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir, an expert on Middle East politics and affairs, discusses the primary difficulties in collecting timely and reliable INTEL in Afghanistan. He discusses current methods and the necessity of actionable INTEL to change... more

Brendan Cadogan, Head of Support Solutions with SELEX Galileo, discusses aviation lifecycle sustainment. He details best practices in working with contractors and customers in order to provide the best aviation logistics support for military... more

Gary Goldfarb is Executive Vice President of WTDC, a Miami based logistics and warehousing company that handles supply chain needs for the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Administration and... more

Professor Christos Christodoulou, the director of the Aerospace Institute at the University of New Mexico, discusses reconfigurable antenna systems and their defense applications. He details photonics and RF to create more versatile... more

Major Brian Sweigart, the Executive Officer with the 3-16 CAV, has completed two tours in OIF. He deployed with a Stryker unit and discusses the challenges military vehicles face in Iraq specifically issues related to survivability and... more

Capt James Staples, a Master Mariner in the U.S. Merchant Marine that holds his seventh edition Unlimited Tonnage-Oceans Master License, discusses Piracy and how training, security teams, and crew fatigue factor into the issue

Ben Harrison, President and CEO of Kaysun Corporation, discusses the use of plastics to lighten the load that soldiers carry as well as improve equipment durability.

John Tempesco, a Vice President with Informatics Corporation of America, discusses providing HIE solutions to government hospitals and to the military in order to improve processes and ensure the best management of healthcare for... more

RFID is becoming increasingly popular for tracking inventory and to streamline supply processes. Jeff Tazelaar, an RFID expert with Lowry Computer, discusses the benefits and advantages of the military and defense industry adopting this... more