AUSA 2018 Recap
By Hamilton Cook, Kelleigh Bilms, Tim Stanos & Tim Wickham
This year’s Association of the US Army conference highlighted an Army that is debating its role, priorities, and procurement strategy as it pivots from counterinsurgency operations toward conventional conflict. It also featured the Army trying to reinvigorate its industrial base through a focus on its eight major priorities: Long Range Precision Fires, Next-Generation Combat Vehicle, Future Vertical Lift, Network, Assured PNT, Air and Missile Defense, Soldier Lethality, and Synthetic Training. Senior Market Analyst Hamilton Cook sat down with Senior Associate Kelleigh Bilms and Managing Directors Tim Stanos and Tim Wickham to discuss all the goings on at the conference, including the Army’s future procurement plans, what they saw from industry exhibitors, how the Army’s Cross-Functional Teams acquitted themselves, and what trends they expect to see emerging over the next years based on what they saw at AUSA 2018.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Hamilton Cook is a Senior Market Analyst and Aviation Subject Matter Expert with Avascent Analytics, where he specializes in airborne platforms and systems, simulation and training, and the US Army. In addition, Hamilton has been quoted in media regarding US Army aviation, long-range fires, and budgetary policy. Previously, Hamilton worked in Avascent’s consulting division, where he specialized in military platforms as well as services price-to-win. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelleigh Bilms is a Senior Associate with Avascent. Her project work has covered strategic market growth and penetration analyses, international expansion strategies, price-to-win and capture assessments, and M&A screens/due diligences. Her subject matter areas of focus include defense platforms and systems, particularly C4ISR systems, undersea platforms and systems, and military ground vehicles and associated weaponry. For more information, contact: email@example.com.
Tim Stanos is a Managing Director at Avascent where he advises clients on issues pertaining to organic and inorganic growth strategy, technology and resource investment, business process improvement, and capture support. Tim has managed and directed myriad Design-to-Cost, Should-Cost, Price-to-Win, and strategic affordability engagements in support of his clients’ new business and keep-sold capture activities associated with major ground-, air-, sea-, and space-based platforms, expeditionary support equipment, unmanned systems, tactical ISR, and numerous other technologies and markets. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Wickham is a Managing Director at Avascent specializing in providing domestic and international defense and security firms with the full range of management and strategy consulting support. Supporting firms active in the defense, federal, and commercial electronics and software markets, Tim has conducted a wide range of market, company, and competitive diligences in support of various strategic investment strategies. For more information, contact: email@example.com.
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