CSIS Study on Innovation for DoD
On 26 June 2015, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) held a presentation and panel discussion for an 18-month study they conducted for the DoD Information Analysis Centers entitled "Leveraging Outside Innovation to Sustain the Department of Defense's Technological Advantage". I watched the video presentation of the study findings, recommendations, etc., and panel discussion. It was pretty interesting. Andrew Hunter of CSIS (Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program) gave the study's presentation of findings and recommendations, then moderated the panel discussion. The panelists were: Brett Lambert, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Northrop Grumman Dr. Arun Seraphin, Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Dr. Camron Gorguinpour, Director of Transformational Innovation, U.S. Air Force (an organization stood up about 18 months ago) Peter Newell, Managing Partner, BMNT Partners I particularly liked what Peter Newell (former director of Army Rapid Equipping Force) and Brett Lambert had to say. The video (1hr 49min), report summary (10 pages), and presentation slides are available at http://csis.org/event/keeping-technological-edge. Note: the video presentation actually starts at about the 12:30 mark on the CSIS site. Don't know why they didn't edit that out before posting it to the web. 10-page Monograph of the Report: http://csis.org/files/attachments/150626_tech_edge_report.pdf (full report not yet available) Presentation slides used by Andrew Hunter in the video: http://csis.org/files/attachments/150626_tech_edge_presentation.pdf DoD-commissioned study examines how to leverage sources of innovation outside DoD.