The challenges of using commercial technology in the military

Chris McIntosh

by Chris McIntosh - CEO, ViaSat UK, Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Signals (retired) Some £13bn of the Ministry of Defence's £37bn annual budget is spent on equipment and support, a massive proportion which cannot be ignored. The news that the MoD has recently outsourced procurement to Bechtel and CH2M Hill could be seen as acceptance that new approaches should be investigated. However, issues with procurement come down to more than just whose letterhead is on documents. Quite simpl...
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