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Tapping The US Firearms Industry’s ‘Craft-Beer’ Scene

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER February 2017 By Michael Bergen Download PDF: Avascent examines how the growth and consolidation of the craft beer market provides insight into opportunities within the rapidly evolving US firearms industry. Few markets can claim to have as many enthusiastic participants as American beer or firearms companies, and parallels can be drawn on the trajectory …

America First? US Defense Exports in the Trump Era

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER January 2017 By Jon Barney · James Tinsley · August Cole · Kelleigh Bilms Download PDF: The new Administration’s focus on creating domestic jobs, in addition to a potential reset in American defense and security alliances abroad, has generated significant uncertainty regarding US A&D export opportunities. For US defense firms looking to capture opportunity and …

Avascent on the Record: Hacking for Defense at Georgetown University

Hacking for Defense at Georgetown University By Joshua Pavluk, Jim Tinsley, and Chris Taylor Georgetown University’s new Walsh School of Foreign Service Security Studies program, Hacking for Defense, brings together graduate students, corporate mentors, and the DoD and intelligence community to solve national security challenges using Lean Startup techniques. Avascent’s Joshua Pavluk and Jim Tinsley, who …

Outlook for Franco-German Defence and Security Cooperation

AVASCENT ANALYSIS November 2016 Berlin Security Conference Special Edition Download: Events of the past 12 months, including the Parisian terror attacks, Brexit, and uncertainty surrounding President-elect Trump’s plans for NATO, have led to increased defence cooperation between France and Germany. These developments have the potential to bear significant strategic consequences for the defence industry, as Europe’s …

Avascent First Person: Steve Ganyard on the Japanese Defense Outlook

By August Cole About Steve Ganyard Steve Ganyard (Colonel, USMC, Ret.) is an Avascent Principal and President of Avascent Global Advisors. Steve’s civilian and military career includes experience in a variety of high-level leadership, managerial and staff positions dealing with complex technologies, strategic planning, foreign policy, intelligence, homeland security and global operations. At Avascent, he helps clients …

Avascent First Person: Dr. Linton Wells II on the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Cybersecurity

By Christopher Meissner About Dr. Linton Wells II Avascent advisor Dr. Wells has more than 20 years of senior civilian leadership experience with the U.S. government in national security affairs, including service as acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration and Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO). Other executive positions have been related …

Poland’s Defence Modernisation Plan: A Race Against Time

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER September 2016 By Dr. Dominik Kimla · Dr. Julien Demotes-Mainard · Joe Walsh Download: With the Polish Ministry of National Defence facing major procurement decisions, as well as impending government acquisition reforms and foreign defence arrangements, all eyes will be on the 24th International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO held next week in Kielce. Avascent analyses …