“Vision without execution is hallucination.”
— Thomas Edison
Finding New Ways to Fix Old Problems – since 1985.
The history of government programs that are off-schedule, over-cost and under-performing is legendary. From shipbuilding to large-scale information networks, to embassy construction and weapons systems, the problems are frequent, major, costly, predictable — and preventable! DEFCON® has the experience and track record to help government design and manage large, complex programs.
Failure to create proper program architectures, inadequate planning and the lack of effective program management contribute to the “horror” stories we read every day. Use of Large-Scale Integrators creates another common problem. By effectively outsourcing both design and construction to the same firm, the vendor is ultimately responsible for justifying its own performance. Independent, specialized expertise is needed on the government’s side of the table throughout the process. Our team has worked with dozens of projects over several decades, from positions in both industry and government. DEFCON® will ensure that your Program Office meets its goals!
Our CEO and Secretary
of Defense Bob Gates
DNI Jim Clapper with
our CEO Jim Wolbarsht
On board ship and "hard at work"
in San Diego Harbor
with Chief of Naval Operations
Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, USN
in his office in 1969
(official U.S. Navy photo)
The scientific and technology community calls it the “Valley of Death”—the gap between the lab bench and operational programs. Many valuable technologies never make it to the field, where they would add important value to national security programs. Within the byzantine federal acquisition system there are multiple points of failure, and even critically-needed technologies face numerous obstacles to success.
We support industry in producing meaningful results in commercial time frames. Since 1985, DEFCON® has supported clients from around the world in navigating the U.S. Executive Branch. We work in the fields of defense, intelligence and homeland security to help ensure effective integration of key technologies into programs of record. We have nearly 25 years of experience in ensuring client success!