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Czech Republic: Beginning the Defense Modernization Curve

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER May 2019 By Dr. Dominik Kimla Download PDF: Ahead of the International Defence and Security Technologies Fair taking place in Brno, Czech Republic, next week, Avascent Consulting Associate Dr. Dominik Kimla analyzes the Czech Republic’s military modernization efforts threatened by the fragility of a governing coalition in a country which is struggling to …

Avascent on the Record: NDAA in Peril

NDAA in Peril By Hamilton Cook & Matt Vallone The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is an annual policy bill that authorizes funding for programs and provides policy guidance to the Department of Defense, which has been passed successfully every year since its inception in 1961. However, this year the NDAA process has been complicated …

Avascent on the Record: FY20 Budget Review

FY20 Budget Review By Hamilton Cook, Doug Berenson & Matt Vallone Following the rollout of the FY20 budget last week, Hamilton Cook sat down with Doug Berenson and Matt Vallone to discuss their reactions to the budget, what surprised them, and which elements of the budget met their expectations. The trio also take a deep …

Space in 2019: Five Big Things to Watch

As we started 2019, Avascent’s Space team reviewed both industry developments in 2018 and January early-indicators as to where the industry may go in the rest of 2019. With Space more dynamic than ever, there was a lot to choose from. We settled on five “big things to watch” in 2019 – all of which …

Panel Recap: Building the Industrial Base in a Competitive and Controlled Space

By Kyle Van Hooren Head of Avascent’s Ottawa office Michael Petric’s closing to his opening remarks on the “Building the Industrial Base in a Competitive and Controlled Space” panel at the annual meeting of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDA Institute). Michael was joined by Dan Duguay, Principal at Tactix, Director General of Industrial technological Benefits …

Artificial Intelligence, Real Impact: How Canada can leverage domestic excellence in AI

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER February 2019 By Alessandra Jenkins Download PDF: While the Canadian private sector has been quick to adopt home-grown Artificial Intelligence-enabled products, these capabilities have been adopted more slowly in government. There is a unique opportunity for Canada, in partnership with industry, to improve public services and optimize government functions – including national defence …