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Beth Krauza

Bridging the Design-Manufacturing Divide: A Key to Competitive Advantage

The synergy between design and manufacturing teams is a critical determinant of the project’s success and the company’s competitiveness. This article delves into the intricate balance between part definition, modeling for design, and the practical realities of manufacturing, a theme that resonates deeply with professionals across the spectrum, from engineers to business leaders. This article […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Prototyping for Defense

In this blog, we dive deep into the essentials of prototyping, offering insights into everything from the scale and simplicity of prototypes to their indispensable role within the Department of Defense (DoD). This comprehensive guide illuminates the path from conceptualization to realization.   Can a Prototype Be Small? Absolutely. A prototype does not need to […]

Navigating the Complexities of Low-Rate Initial Production Projects in Defense

The journey from concept to production is governed by a meticulous process, a reality that both the Department of Defense (DoD) and defense contractors navigate with precision. The DoD’s acquisition requirements process, often encapsulated in the voluminous DoD 5000 series documents, outlines the stages a project must undergo before reaching production. However, managing low-rate initial […]

A Guide to Prototyping for Defense

Prototyping plays a crucial role in defense by connecting new technology with its potential military applications. The Department of Defense (DoD) has a different definition of a prototype. They focus on adapting commercial innovations to meet military needs instead of just creating a basic model. In this blog, we’ll delve into the details of defense […]

A Conversation with Aerospace Engineering Pioneer and Satellite Technology Trailblazer, Ken Johnson

In our newest episode of JAKTALK, host Jeff Kinsberg has a conversation with Ken Johnson, an aerospace pioneer whose career has been instrumental in shaping how we communicate, navigate, forecast, and monitor weather, observe and monitor our planet, explore space, and more through satellites. Their discussion unveils the intricacies of turning ambitious ideas into tangible […]