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We’ve made it to Day 4 of I/ITSEC 2018 and after walking across the show floor several times to see some of the cutting-edge technology that’s out there preparing warfighters for the high-end fight today, we kept hearing one common theme: there’s no quick fix and there’s no single solution that can do it all. Partnerships remain a crucial component of the defense industry, with each industry partner bringing their own “secret sauce” to the table to create a suite of solutions that push warfighters to train how they actually fight.

For today’s recap of the show, we wanted to highlight specific takeaways that spoke to the criticality of partnership, collaboration, and teamwork, all in the name of a readier warfighter. Here are what some of the attendees at I/ITSEC 2018 had to share:

With shrinking budgets always top of mind for the defense industry, it’s easy to prioritize cost, but Dr. J.J. Vogel-Walcutt of ADL Initiative reminded us that it cannot be the only priority. Collaboration is key to finding the right combination of technologies that effectively train the warfighter without breaking the bank.

No partnership is without its hurdles – learning from past collaborations and applying that wisdom to future ones was a featured perspective at I/ITSEC this year.

As we mentioned, the Modern Military Training team heard time and again on the show floor that no one solution exists that addresses every need for training the warfighter. This is a sentiment held all across the industry.

Industry collaboration ideally results in an offering that pushes the envelope for quality. An adage that comes to mind is the concept that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Check out Modern Military Training’s I/ITSEC 2018 section to catch up on what you might have missed from the show. You can subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on upcoming show coverage in coming weeks.

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