Prototyping Increasing the Pace of Innovation

Hencke, Richard
July 2014
Defense AT&L;Jul/Aug2014, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p10
The article presents the effectiveness in prototypes in boosting the innovation pace of the U.S. Department of Defense. According to Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall, the department allocated money to the research & development (R & D) to build few prototypes which the agency cannot afford to purchase in huge quantities. It states that prototyping is deemed as effectual tool to reduce technical risks in intricate weapons systems development.


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