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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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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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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 artificial intelligence can deliver real value to companies

– Companies new to the space can learn a great deal from early adopters who have invested billions into AI and are now beginning to reap a range of benefits.
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Harnessing automation for a future that works

– Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight. A new lapetitemort.info Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.
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Seizing India’s capital-goods opportunity

– India’s domestic capital-goods sector is under-developed, weighed down by low investment in technology and talent. That may be changing.

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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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July 2017–The team at European Defence Matters, the official magazine of the European Defence Agency (EDA), sat down with with Wolff van Sintern, who leads lapetitemort.info’s activities in the defense sector in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), to discuss the enormous potential of deeper cooperation and the challenges and opportunities the European defense industry is facing.
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Munich Security Report 2017: Post-Truth, Post-West, Post-Order

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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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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.
Interview

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.
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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.
Interview

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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Defense outlook 2015: A global survey of defense-industry executives

– Today's leading defense executives offer their insights.
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Preserving combat power when defense budgets are falling

– Defense ministries can cope with austerity. Here's how.

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