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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 …

Where Next? Airframe & Supplier Challenges for the Next Generation

Ian Ferguson presents at the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium Annual Conference 2018 Speaking at the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium Annual Conference, Ian Ferguson reviewed recent and forecast aircraft programs to identify current and upcoming strategic challenges for players across the supply chain ecosystem. He noted that airliner programs represent 60-70 percent of the ~$175B value of aircraft to be delivered …

Avascent Reactions to the Leading for Impact in Federal IT & Consulting, Women in Leadership Conference

By Alisha Anderson, Alexandria Conrad, Amanda Hotvedt, and Stephanie Stahl At the end of October, FedHealthIT brought together leading federal IT and consulting executives from government and industry to recognize women creating impact and hear from leading federal government executive panelists about mission-focused strategic programs across the federal technology and consulting community. Avascent was a bronze …

Beyond Unmanned: The Human Implications of Autonomous Systems and Remotely Piloted Vehicles

By Rachel Cross-Calvert Vincent Vidal, the Deputy General Manager of U.S. Commercial Solutions at Insitu, highlighted this in his opening statement at an Avascent-sponsored panel on autonomous systems at AIAC’s 2018 Canadian Aerospace Summit. Joined by Mike Dithurbide, President of Allen Vanguard Electronic Systems and Dave Norman, Director of Innovation and Technology at Moog Aircraft Group, …