In This Story
The discussion touched on a number of important topics, from:
The advantages of prototyping
Not all prototypes are gadgets, they also include integration into systems
The important of funding
Where you might be able to find out about prototyping opportunities, and
The need for an innovative product, an innovative process, with innovative people
Bryan Clark shared his recent report on this topic, see full description below.
Against the backdrop of the increasing hostilities and competition globally, this panel discussed the importance of prototyping for the Department of Defense to quickly and effectively innovate and field emerging technologies. The discussion also included lessons learned from recent prototyping activities as well as best practices for meeting future requirements.
The panelists also discussed how continued prototyping will be critical to replenishing depleted strategic stockpiles with more advanced technologies.
The Importance of Early Prototyping in Defense Research, Engineering, Acquisition, and Sustainment, Defense Systems Information Analysis Center, Journals, Spring 2020: Volume 7 Number 2
Campaigning to Dissuade: Applying Emerging Technologies to Engage and Succeed in the Information Age Security Competition, Bryan Clark and Dan Patt, Hudson Institute Report, July 13, 2023
Senior Fellow & Moderator
Baroni Center for Government Contracting
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology
Dr. Nirav Patel
Senior Scientist & Program Manager
Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
National Armaments Consortium