Aerospace & Defense

News, trends and technology insights for the defense industry

The business case for MRO transformation

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Without sophisticated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) systems, airlines couldn’t operate as the global enterprises they are today. Yet recent studies of aircraft IT MRO systems have revealed a long list of shortcomings. For example, older systems lack the ability to minimize the impact of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. They maintain a dependence on manual […]

Digital product lifecycle management (PLM) can take aerospace industry to new heights

Aerospace and defense companies, under intense pressure to contain costs and deliver products to market faster, are finding that legacy product lifecycle management (PLM) systems just don’t fly anymore. Companies must migrate to digital-driven PLM, which can provide significant benefits at each stage of the process of designing, prototyping, manufacturing, maintaining, and troubleshooting aircraft. Digital […]

The time to figure out your enterprise’s flying car strategy is near-ish

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OK, the subject line in the FORTUNE Data Sheet email newsletter I just received is getting somewhat ahead of things (“Finally, flying cars”), but it did its job and made me read Aaron Pressman’s short post within. Make no mistake, there are several flying vehicle prototypes already airborne, as a quick search on YouTube will show. […]

Operating your A&D supply chain in a DFARS compliant world

The Aerospace and Defense (A&D) sector is experiencing strong growth following multiple years of weak progress. Factors such as global tensions and aging fleets have combined with technological advancements, engineering innovation and superior product design to fuel this historic growth. The supply chains of these companies will continue to grow in complexity and size. As […]

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about DFARS compliance

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Many of the questions around the new DFARS standards are related to compliance and what it means in practice. DXC will hold a webinar on Sept 19, 2017 to help answer many of these questions. In the meantime, this blog entry offers answers to some of most common questions our clients have asked. What does […]

Pushing the boundaries of success in aerospace and defense

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When I first arrived at DXC Technology, I had no comprehension of the size and magnitude of the company and all the different sectors that we had a hand in. With no exposure to many of the sectors, I soon found myself tasked with engrossing myself in the aerospace and defense industry. On the surface, […]

Augmentation or automation: How can the defense industry prepare?

We have been on a journey of IT-enabled automation since the middle of the 20th century, when data processing first started to take some of the workload off the human workforce. Later, we realised we could link business applications directly to each other and help pass information more seamlessly from one business unit to the […]

Défense : les technologies qui vont marquer 2017

C’est un classique en ce début d’année, lister les tendances qui vont influencer le marché pour les mois à venir. Pour le cas précis du secteur de la défense,  nous voyons une nouvelle génération de technologies qui sont susceptibles de marquer 2017, de par leur caractère disruptif ou les améliorations qu’elles apportent. Voici un aperçu […]

Will these emerging technologies disrupt the defense industry in 2017?

As we head into a new year, it’s a good time to think about what’s on the horizon for the industries and markets we operate in. When it comes to Defence, I see a number of potentially game-changing technologies set to disrupt and improve the industry in the year ahead. What follows is an overview […]

What millennials bring to – and gain from – a career in public sector

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It’s not a 9-to-5 job. It’s a calling. It’s 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – and it changes your life. That’s what I tell new graduates as they start their careers at CSC in the hopes of recruiting them to the public sector space. It’s a space I have worked in my […]