Co-Creating the “Art of the Possible”
General Dynamics Mission Systems innovates the innovation process
“Without comms, we’re done.” This statement made by U.S. Army Sergeant Martha Montes, succinctly yet powerfully, expresses how crucial a real-time, secure communications network backbone has become to ensure both the safety and lethality of the U.S. Army’s force of the future.
As a developer of mission-critical C4ISR solutions, General Dynamics Mission Systems is keenly aware of the responsibility the company carries to deliver reliable, adaptable and secure products and services to customers. The company provides command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products and systems to support the armed services, federal civilians and law enforcement personnel worldwide.
To assure their solutions consistently meet end users’ exacting requirements, General Dynamics Mission Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, operates a pioneering crowdsourcing platform called the EDGE Innovation Sourcing Network™ (ISN). EDGE is a virtual network with a full suite of online tools, designed to enable the supply chain team to more effectively collaborate with both existing and emerging suppliers, customers and academia in order to secure access to the most technically superior, game-changing technologies available.
“Our customers and expect and require the latest and greatest technologies in their hands when they need to execute their missions,” said Sheila Lucas, manager of General Dynamics Mission Systems’ EDGE ISN.