Monday, October 27, 2008
The small companies I've worked with to put proposals together for SBIR submissions have been high on enthusiasm and maybe a little short on technical know how. Many of these small companies don't have the staff to help the engineer or inventor to put the papers together. Some of their writing is a bit rough. However, in over 15 proposals with large companies last year many of them were very good technically but didn't have the enthusiasm and innovative spirit that small businesses exhibited.
In reviewing 82 SBIRs last year for military customers, the enthusiastic proposer scores higher.
"Convince me you want to get the job done.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
The Secrets of a Change Agent by Thomas Wailgum.
This is an exclusive and unclassified report on how Web 2.0 and strong IT governance are enabling the CIA to collaborate more effectively with the US intelligence community.
This is a great article on innovation.
Innovation's biggest hurdle
- By Sean Gallagher
- February 4, 2008
Innovation is the hallmark of U.S. military success. The ability of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines to adapt, innovate and overcome is central to the culture of the military service — despite all efforts to quash it.
So it’s no wonder that the pace with which innovation gets incorporated into the way the U.S. military wages war drives warfighters nuts. Although the research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) agencies of the Defense Department are responding more quickly to the impetus for change, the procurement cycle often drags out that change and dilutes its value by the time it gets integrated into operations.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
They separated beliefs into two different kinds, those “behavioral beliefs” toward a behavior and those “normative beliefs” about what others thought about whether or not the individual should or should not perform the behavior. This emphasis on attitudes toward behavior instead of toward objects was a major deviation from the fundamental assumptions of much social research of the time. (Ajzen and Fishbein, 1975)