Innovation at Work: Can DoD Get Tech and Acquisition in Sync?
By William Matthews
December 7, 2016
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They call it the “clockspeed dilemma:” When technological innovation outpaces users’ ability to incorporate advances, decision makers have to re-imagine how to keep their systems as current as possible. The same thing is happening today in defense and government cyber acquisition today.
Consulting firm KPMG coined the term in a late 2015 report on automotive innovation. Cars today, the report said, contain “an amazing blend of road machine and sophisticated computer,” incorporating “a dazzling array of the latest technologies—sensors, cameras, radar, lidar, and sophisticated chipsets.”