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Press Release: Hasik, Arms and Innovation

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Military technologies such as Predator drones and devices that protect American troops from Iraqi roadside bombs are in the news every day, but the story behind them is not. Who is responsible for the development of such technologies? Surprisingly, some of the most important new military systems of the past decade have been produced by small firms that beat out their larger competitors to secure government contracts. In Arms and Innovation, defense-industry consultant James Hasik argues that such companies have a number of advantages relative to their bigger competitors, including an entrepreneurial spirit and fewer bureaucratic obstacles, and thus can both be more responsive to changes in the environment and more strategic in their planning. This book will forge a new understanding of how business and the defense industry interact in the post-terror world.
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