Accelerating Defense Innovation: Lessons from Silicon Wadi

Accelerating Defense Innovation: Lessons from Silicon Wadi

Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, gave a talk at the Atlantic Council on Tuesday about his experiences in the region of technological innovation and growth in Israel nicknamed “Silicon Wadi”. Horowitz’s company provides solutions to the defense industry in addition to commercial aviation, medical instrumentation, and homeland security. Some of his points are especially relevant to our Department of Defense partners, and made me dig a bit deeper into the concepts.

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My Summer Internship

My Summer Internship

After my first internship at Honeywell in the summer of 2014, working primarily in the procurement division, I wasn’t sure what to expect of my future in “real world engineering.” My previous understanding of how engineering companies operated behind the scenes was shaped at Honeywell, however the work I was performing wasn’t really centered around systems engineering, my field of study, and the tasks I was assigned were very mundane and cyclical.

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