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Avascent on the Record: Prioritizing Protection: Cyber Security Trendlines for Federal, Civilian and Military Programs

Prioritizing Protection: Cyber Security Trendlines for Federal, Civilian and Military Programs By August Cole and Christopher Meissner With CyberMaryland currently underway and DC Cyber Week taking over the capital next week, cyber security is center stage inside the Beltway. With pressure mounting to protect information at the federal, civilian and military level, federal contractors can …

Avascent on the Record: Design Thinking on the Path to Innovation

Design Thinking on the Path to Innovation By August Cole, Joshua Pavluk and Caitlin Taber As Design Thinking becomes an increasingly popular way to encourage and harness innovation, those unfamiliar with it might be confused or put off by the blizzards of post-its essential to human-centered design practices. August Cole speaks with Josh Pavluk and Caitlin …

Avascent on the Record: Implications of the United Technologies Acquisition of Rockwell Collins

Implications of the United Technologies Acquisition of Rockwell Collins By August Cole and Jay Carmel Earlier this month, United Technologies Corp. and Rockwell Collins announced that United Technologies will acquire Rockwell Collins for $30 billion, creating what can be classed as a “Super Supplier.” Coming only six years after United Technologies bought Goodrich for over $18 …

Avascent on the Record: Global Narratives: Japan

Global Narratives: Japan By Michael Barber, Toshi Nabeta and Aaron Lin Until 2012, the Japanese defense budget had experienced negative growth for a decade, but since the start of Prime Minister Abe’s second administration, defense spending has seen consistent growth with the defense budget of FY2018 expected to reach an all-time high. As Japan’s threat environment grows more …

Avascent on the Record: Global Narratives: Poland

Global Narratives: Poland By Michael Barber and Jessica DiPaolo Introducing the new podcast series from Avascent Analytics: Global Narratives. This series will provide snapshot analysis of focus countries including budget updates, focus platform market assessments, and future forecasts. In the first of the series, Michael Barber, Avascent Analytics Analysis Manager, interviews Jessica DiPaolo, Market Analyst and …

Avascent on the Record: Paris Airshow Highlights

Paris Airshow Highlights By Joe Walsh and Jay Carmel On their return from the Paris Airshow held last week at Le Bourget, Jay Carmel sat down with Avascent Europe lead Joe Walsh to discuss key happenings at the event: who won the contract battles, the latest with in-flight connectivity, the future of e-jets, and which new …

Avascent on the Record: What to Watch for at Le Bourget

What to Watch for at Le Bourget By August Cole and Jay Carmel Ahead of the Paris Air Show next week, Avascent’s August Cole talks with Senior Associate Jay Carmel on what we can expect from Le Bourget in 2017, including the current state of the commercial aerospace market and expected new aircraft program launches, …

Avascent on the Record: What can the Defense Industry learn from Hacking4Defense?

What can the Defense Industry learn from Hacking4Defense? By August Cole, Joshua Pavluk and Jim Tinsley Georgetown University’s Hacking4Defense program, which saw students finding solutions for real world DoD-posed problems using Silicon Valley’s Lean Startup method, recently came to a conclusion. Two mentors for the program, Avascent’s Joshua Pavluk and Jim Tinsley spoke with August …

Avascent On The Record: What’s in the 2017 Appropriations Bill?

What’s in the 2017 Appropriations Bill? By August Cole and Doug Berenson A significant boost from Congress to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account gave the Defense Department a 3.8% year-over-year increase in topline spending in the recently announced FY2017 Appropriations Bill. While lawmakers averted a federal government shutdown, the budget details reflect the current …

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