As the third offset transitions from policy to execution, its supporters now face the challenge of taking the conversation from the Pentagon’s E-ring to corporate boardrooms and innovation centers across America before the clock winds down on the Obama administration.”– Josh Pavluk & August ColeWhile the concept of the Third Offset strategy – the Pentagon’s plan to find the game-changing technology of the future – is an exciting prospect for industry and government leaders alike, there still lacks a broadly understood plan for how this vision will be achieved. As the strategy moves from policy to execution, Silicon Valley, the aerospace and defense contractor community, and the military need to work together in new, quicker ways so technologies remain relevant in the time it takes to bring them to the field.
In an op-ed posted on War on the Rocks, Josh Pavluk and August Cole outline a vision for industry and government working together to successfully execute the Third Offset strategy. In addition, Avascent put together an infographic on the inner workings of the Third Offset which is included in the op-ed and shared below.
Read the article: “From Strategy to Execution: Accelerating the Third Offset“
Avascent Infographic on the Inner Workings of the Third Offset: