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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 …

Download: THE SCORECARD: Allied Preparedness in an “America First” World

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER April 2017 By Doug Berenson · Sebastian Sobolev · Allison Gibbs · Michael Barber An analysis of allied preparedness and the potential cost for allies to acquire the capabilities to shoulder a greater share of the burden for their own security in an “America First” world. Key US allies examined: France, Germany, Poland, UK, Australia, Japan, Philippines, South …

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 …

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 …