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Submission #33

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Submitted by Michael Howell
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:19pm

Navy's R&D Wing is Building a Lean, Mean Innovation Machine


As sports coaches and self-help books have said for decades, the first step to fixing any problem is recognizing what it is. And Rich Carlin thinks the military’s research and development efforts could benefit from digging a bit deeper into issues before looking for a solution. Carlin, who leads the Sea Warfare and Weapons Department at the Office of Naval Research, is spearheading an effort to standardize the office’s approach to developing new technology. The initiative, dubbed Naval Innovation Process Adoption, is rooted in a problem-solving method called H4X, which distills business and design principles commonly used by startups and entrepreneurs into a structured system for innovation. READ MORE

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