|12/21/2016 9:13:00 PM||
Lynn discusses the report he co-chaired, Future Foundry: A New Strategic Approach for Military-Technical Advantage
The DoD must develop and implement a new strategic approach to generate and maintain technological superiority; one that fundamentally shifts the basis of the DoD's advantage by creating an elegant alignment between the nation's strategic needs, available technologies, and the various business models through which the DoD develops and fields military capabilities.
Bill Lynn co-chaired the report released today. The Future Foundry Report provides a positive vision for how the Department of Defense can establish such an approach to generate military-technical advantage, drive institutional reform, and collaborate more effectively with a wide range of industry partners.
|12/14/2016 5:42:35 PM||
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Technology and National Security Program has released a new report, co-chaired by DRS Technologies and Leonardo North America CEO Bill Lynn, laying out a fundamentally new strategic approach for the Department of Defense for generating technological advantage. The report, “Future Foundry: A New Strategic Approach to Military-Technical Advantage,” makes the case that the Pentagon must go beyond changing acquisition policy. Rather, it needs to shift the Department’s underlying technology strategy to better align with the modern marketplace for innovation and the United States’ threat environment.
|12/6/2016 4:08:00 PM||
The defense industrial base that makes equipment and performs services for the military is getting a top-down review. The Center for a New American Security is launching the Future Foundry initiative to make recommendations to the Defense Department on how to integrate new technology and new competitors into the defense industrial base. Former Deputy Secretary of Defense and CEO of DRS Technologies and Leonardo North America, Bill Lynn is a co-chair of the initiative.
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|7/16/2015 3:19:49 PM||
CNAS is an important and influential policy think-tank. It engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. The organization informs and prepares the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.
|6/10/2015 2:06:33 PM||
Joining former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Adm. James Stavridis, Lynn identifies the latest trends in technology, highlighting their disruptive effects. Then, he discusses a solution: a more global defense industry with broader technology investment.
|7/16/2015 3:16:14 PM||
As the defense industry enters a new era defined by rapid globalization, DRS and other U.S.-based companies within the industry must adapt to the rapid change surrounding us. That has been a key message CEO Bill Lynn has been preaching to industry and government leaders in recent months.
|7/16/2015 3:11:13 PM||
Lynn highlights importance of removing barriers to entry into the defense industry to improve innovation
The Department of Defense (DoD) acquisitions process has been called outdated, under-resourced, and unnecessarily confusing–among other things. Removing barriers to entry in order to foster innovation, as well as specialized approaches like expediting procedures related to information technology are seen as key issues in the time ahead.
|7/21/2015 8:27:23 PM||
Bill Lynn has again joined up with the Washington, DC-based think-tank the Center for New American Security (CNAS) in a new study to examine how the U.S. military can keep its technological edge, preventing rising global powers from possessing weapons that could dominate the U.S. in the future.
|7/16/2015 3:04:11 PM||
As many of you know, our CEO Bill Lynn has been an industry leader on the issue of globalization in the defense industry. In the November/December 2014 Foreign Affairs publication, Bill has written and article entitled, “The End of the Military-Industrial Complex” where he examines the defense industry as it enters a new era defined by rapid globalization.
|6/10/2015 1:54:25 PM||
In the November/December 2014 Foreign Affairs publication, DRS CEO Bill Lynn examines the defense industry as it enters a new era — one defined by rapid globalization that marks a sea of change for the U.S. defense industrial base.
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|6/10/2015 2:00:35 PM||
Highlighting the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) report Creative Disruption, Lynn elaborates on the future of the defense industry, noting that globalization has affected the industry much like many others. In a rapidly growing age of technology, it only makes sense for the Pentagon to become an importer rather than an exporter of global innovation.
|6/10/2015 1:34:21 PM||
Joining the CSIS annual Global Security Forum on the current defense budget and other strategic dynamics, Bill speaks on how the defense industry can help encourage a more global defense marketplace.
|7/16/2015 2:57:12 PM||
Bill Lynn Talks Globalization of the Defense Industry at Atlantic Council's Captains of Industry Event
How should the defense industry adjust to greater economic globalization, with novel regional and functional challenges? How is the private sector going to manage decreasing national defense budgets while maintaining high levels of innovation, research, and development?
|7/16/2015 2:53:27 PM||
DRS Technologies and Finmeccanica North America CEO Bill Lynn joined Vago Muradian on his television program, Defense News with Vago Muradian, this month to discuss globalization and the defense industry, an issue that has been receiving a significant amount of attention recently.
|7/16/2015 2:45:14 PM||
Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies CEO Bill Lynn joined former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Adm. (Ret.) James Stavridis at the 2014 Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Annual Conference to discuss globalization of the defense industry.
|6/10/2015 2:59:49 PM||
Roger Sexauer, president of the DRS Maritime, Combat and Support Systems group joined Vago Muradian to cover the Navy League’s Sea, Air and Space show. Highlighted DRS naval programs included Hybrid Electric Drive, Deployable Flight Data Recorders and OTO Melara’s 76 mm gun proposal for LCS.
|7/16/2015 2:31:50 PM||
Roger Sexauer, president of DRS’s Maritime, Combat and Support Systems Group, appears on Defense News TV
Roger Sexauer, president of DRS’s Maritime, Combat and Support Systems Group appears on Defense News with Vago Muradian’s coverage of the Navy League’s Sea, Air, Space show on April 9, 2014.
|6/10/2015 3:02:17 PM||
Outlining the changing nature of warfare today, including threats such as cyberterrorism and asymmetric warfare, Bill Lynn encourages globalization in the defense industry, the commercialization of technology and using current strengths to build future strengths.
|6/10/2015 2:34:54 PM||
Convening with leading national security officials, industry experts and journalists, Lynn leverages his CyberCommand experience to provide a realistic simulation of a very real threat. “Something like this will happen,” as threats continue to escalate in severity, Lynn confidently reminds us all.
|6/10/2015 3:13:04 PM||
A number of prominent government and corporate speakers joined Bill at the Center for Strategic and International Studies forum to discuss and debate ideas for creating a more effective government. In his keynote address, Lynn compares the government to a massive corporation, identifying the unique challenges that positive change encounters in the face of such a large and defined entity.
|6/10/2015 2:30:21 PM||
On this local Washington, DC news program, filmed at the annual Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) trade show, Lynn discussed the impact that globalization has on the defense industry and international companies like Finmeccanica and DRS. Based on his analysis, he presented new methods with which DRS can help meet the Army’s needs, both today and tomorrow.
|6/10/2015 2:38:50 PM||
The United States must maintain stronger partnerships, both within the private sector and with our global allies. According to Bill, this is the only way to maintain technological superiority in a world that hinges on the latest technology, and to help protect against the increasing threat level of cyberterrorism.
|7/16/2015 3:08:05 PM||
As part of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) 2014 Global Security Form, Bill Lynn sat down with CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group director Andrew Hunter for an interview to discuss how the ongoing effects of globalization and commercialization in industry require changes in the Pentagon-defense industry relationship.