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Quantum Computing: Promise and Potential

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER January 2015 By Evan Rolfe Download: Quantum Computing: Promise and Potential” Quantum computing could revolutionize major target industries such as financial, oil & gas, aerospace and biotech, in ten to fifteen years. Firms that understand this, and adopt the technology sooner rather than later will be poised to dominate their respective markets. When …

Defense Industry could Benefit as Liaison Between Silicon Valley and DoD

WASHINGTON, DC — On January 6th, National Defense Magazine published Avascent Managing Director Tim Wickham and writer-in-resident August Cole’s recent op-ed detailing why the defense industry should build stronger ties to Silicon Valley. The Defense Department is clearly looking beyond the defense establishment for technologies that will give it a decisive operational edge in tomorrow’s …

National Defense publishes Avascent’s Jovovic and Breen on Global A&D Competitiveness

WASHINGTON, DC – January’s issue of National Defense Magazine features analysis on increasing competition in the global defense industry, from Avascent’s Aleksandar Jovovic and Matthew Breen. Major aerospace & defense firms are seeking to expand beyond traditional NATO markets to shore up their bottom lines in the coming years. This past summer, Avascent and FleishmanHillard …

Avascent’s Ian Christensen published in SatMagazine on ECA Financing of Satellites

WASHINGTON, DC – SatMagazine has published Avascent’s Ian Christensen on the burgeoning trend of Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) worldwide financing more satellite deals in the immediate future than ever before. Often these loans support policies that use space capabilities to create jobs, develop talent, and increase industrial competitiveness. This trend started with the US Export-Import …

“America’s Overlooked Strategic Asset: Artists” by Avascent’s August Cole in War on the Rocks

WASHINGTON, DC – On November 19th, Avascent’s writer-in-residence August Cole published “America’s Overlooked Strategic Asset: Artists” in defense blog War on the Rocks, in partnership with the Atlantic Council’s Art of Future Warfare initiative. The U.S. national security establishment currently faces a world in which armed conflicts are unpredictable, lack structure, involve state and non-state …

Program “Holdback”

Calculating the Relative Efficiency of DoD Investment Programs AVASCENT WHITE PAPER October 2014 By Doug Berenson Download: Program “Holdback” There is a wide variation in how the Department of Defense allocates funding for overhead costs among investment programs across the services and capability areas. DoD needs to gain better visibility into what drives differences in …

Unmanned Aerial Systems at a Crossroads

Growth and Technology Evolution Depend on Industry Initiative and Investment AVASCENT WHITE PAPER September 2014 By Joshua Pavluk Download: Unmanned Aerial Systems at a Crossroads The technology development decisions made today are going to determine the future capabilities and utility of unmanned aerial systems. Given U.S. defense budget uncertainty, it is up to industry to …