The Center for Adaptation and Innovation (CAI) identifies and defines new and potentially disruptive defense capabilities. CAI assists senior defense leaders grappling with the most demanding issues and problems posed by a complex and uncertain security environment.
The purpose of CAI is to identify and define new and potentially disruptive defense capabilities. The Center operates on these organizing principles:
- Sources for military innovation and adaptation will no longer be limited to traditional means.
- Many adaptations and innovations will come from advances in the commercial sector.
- Current requirements and acquisition processes do not create capability at the required pace of the operating environment.
- Innovative thought will continue to provide strategic and operational advantage.