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The Agile Power of Small Defense Contractors

In the high-stakes world of defense and aerospace, agility and innovation are not just buzzwords but essential elements for national security and technological advancement. In episode #5 of JAKTALK, our host, Jeff Kinsberg, is joined by Justin Russo, Defense Program Manager, and Chris Gandy, Director of Business Development, Defense & Aerospace. They explore the transformative […]

How We Take Ideas to Done with Our Innovate, Execute, Transfer Process

For episode #6 of JAKTALK, our host, COO, and Founder, Jeff Kinsberg, is again joined by our Program Manager, Paola Torres, to discuss our process for taking our customers’ projects from idea to done. Listen to this episode to learn more about how we take projects through our Innovate, Execute, and Transfer phases.   This […]

Bridging the Gap Between Ideas and Execution for Defense & MedTech Innovators

In a recent article, innovator, creator, and entrepreneur Elon Musk was quoted saying that he has all of these innovative ideas but can’t execute them. If you’re a customer of JAKTOOL, you know that’s exactly what we specialize in: taking projects from ideas to done. If one of the greatest inventors of our time has […]

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 […]