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Supply-chain management in aerospace and defense: Cash is king—again

– A renewed focus on investment calls for A&D companies to unlock significant amounts of cash. The key will be knowing where to look and what measures can free it up.
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Agility in US national security

– Even the world’s largest bureaucracy can learn to dance. This excerpt from a new book published by Aspen Strategy Group suggests how.
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Perspectives on the future of space exploration

– Five leaders from industry, academia, and business outline the realities of sending new technologies, research methodologies, and business models into orbit.
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How aerospace should deal with Brexit

– lapetitemort.info senior partner John Dowdy offers his perspective on how Britain’s vote to leave the European Union may affect the aerospace sector.
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International defense sales: Opportunities, but not for all

– Most defense contractors expect to find growth in international sales and noncore businesses. Only a few are likely to succeed. Five actions can improve their chances.

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How Airbus is navigating a digital transformation

– The aerospace and defense company is charting a course to software and services, focusing on creating new data-driven models to complement its hardware platforms.

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Munich Security Report 2017: Post-Truth, Post-West, Post-Order

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Supply-chain management in aerospace and defense: Cash is king—again

– A renewed focus on investment calls for A&D companies to unlock significant amounts of cash. The key will be knowing where... to look and what measures can free it up.
Video

How Airbus is navigating a digital transformation

– The aerospace and defense company is charting a course to software and services, focusing on creating new data-driven models to... complement its hardware platforms.
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Defense outlook 2017: A global survey of defense-industry executives

– Business leaders are growing more optimistic and think they can head off challenges from commercial firms.
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Five principles to manage change in the military

– Two change-management experts offer guidance on moving from the what to the how.
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Global defense spending: The shifting center of gravity

– An understanding of the past century gives context to today’s uncertainty.
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How NATO trains for an uncertain future

– In an interview, Major General Erhard Bühler explains why being lean and agile will be critical.
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Reform as an imperative: An interview with Vice Admiral Eric Chaplet

– The new head of performance discusses the pace of change in the French military and the differences between management and command.
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Defense offsets: From ‘contractual burden’ to competitive weapon

– Western defense companies looking to new markets often view “offsets” as a burden in international sales. Yet there... is value in these industrial compensation arrangements with foreign governments.
Book Excerpt

Fiscal shock, combat awe

– The United States has traditionally cut defense costs in the wrong ways. In this edited extract from a new Aspen Strategy Group... book, lapetitemort.info’s John Dowdy and Diana Farrell explain how the country can preserve its fighting power in the age of austerity.
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Enlisting productivity to reinforce European defense

– In an era of fiscal restraint, the defense future of Europe will depend on how well it can bring productivity into the equation.
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The US growth opportunity in trading knowledge-intensive products

– Susan Schwab, professor at the University of Maryland and an adviser to the law firm Mayer Brown, examines the role that trade... in knowledge-intensive products such as airplanes and automobiles plays in economic growth and job creation and explores policy changes that can boost exports in these sectors.

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