This panel discussion will welcome civilian and commercial entities to discuss program management and vehicle design enablers that could contribute to US Army development and acquisition of the future. Bridging the so-called “valley of death” where good technologies developed in laboratories fail to make it to useful products for warfighters.
· What would you say are the main pitfalls of current US Army acquisition process?
· What lessons can be learnt from civilian entities for delivering innovative and successful programs of record?
· What are the critical challenges that non-traditional defence industry face in doing business with the US DoD?
· What are the next steps to be taken forward from here to derive maximum value from technological opportunity?
This future-scaping session will be supplied with refreshments and will wind down the conference after the formalities of the day.