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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 …

Fortress Poland? Uncertainty Remains as Strategic Defence Review Marks New Era for Weapons, Force Trade-Offs

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER August 2017 By Dr. Dominik Kimla · Joe Walsh Download PDF: MSPO 2017 in Anticipation of the Technical Modernisation Plan Revision The upcoming 25th jubilee International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) in Kielce will shine a spotlight on the recently completed Strategic Defence Review (SDR), which establishes an overall vision for Polish defence procurement priorities …

See the Future: Narrative-Driven Defense Innovation and Insight

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER August 2017 By August Cole Download PDF: Future narratives have new relevance as conventional foresight and analysis frequently cannot capture the impact of proliferating defense-applicable civilian technology, newly empowered actors and entities, and profound demographic and societal changes. Companies need new tools because the complexity and pace of the current environment can quickly lead …

Drones On Demand: Additive Manufacturing and the Future Battlefield

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER July 2017 By Meaghan Doherty Myers Download PDF: Additive manufacturing has the potential to disrupt the defense industrial landscape and revolutionize the ways in which militaries equip and supply. Defense firms must actively prepare for growing “on demand” manufacturing expectations.  A Battery Commander looks down at his gloved hand, examining a cracked M777 …

The Quiet Revolution: Aviation Prepares to Go From Jet Age to Electric Era of Flight

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER June 2017 By Jay Carmel Download PDF: Electric-propulsion aircraft are drawing serious investment and attention from a wide range of industry stakeholders – including the world’s largest aerospace companies, a crop of longtime electric aircraft pioneers, as well as new upstart players. After years of being out of reach, recent technological breakthroughs portend profound changes …