Defense


Three Defense Sector Trends to Watch in 2018

Three Defense Sector Trends to Watch in 2018

The major theme for the US defense sector in 2018 continues to be uncertainty. Congress remains under immense pressure to raise defense spending due to ongoing military operations, decreased readiness, and aging weapons systems. However, addressing these challenges will require Congress to pass a budget that removes the spending caps mandated by Budget Control Act of 2011, which Washington currently seems unable to accomplish.

State of Washington: Strengthening the Defense Industry

State of Washington: Strengthening the Defense Industry

Since 2006, TIP has been working in communities, regions, and states that are home to military installations and defense contractors. TIP is partnering with management consulting firm Kepner-Tregoe for our current defense industry adjustment project, which builds on the success of three previous OEA-funded pilot projects in Washington State.

East Kern County, California: Economic Diversification Plan

East Kern County, California: Economic Diversification Plan

To help capitalize on its unique advantages, Kern County engaged TIP to lead the preparation of an economic diversification plan for East Kern County. Over the course of a 12-month planning process, TIP worked with Kern County and key partner organizations including the Kern Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the East Kern Economic Alliance (EKEA) to create a bold and comprehensive set of strategies to accelerate economic development in East Kern.

MassDevelopment: Blueprint for Economic Diversification

By: Alex Cooke, senior consultant, TIP Strategies Image credit: Salem Muster [Image 1 of 2], by 1SG Donald Veitch via DVIDS (Public Domain) TIP recently completed an engagement for MassDevelopment, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s economic development and finance...

Washington State: Planning for the Defense Sector’s Future

By: Ashton Allison, consultant, TIP Strategies USS Abraham Lincoln Returns to Washington [Image 2 of 2] by Seaman Jerine Lee via DVIDS (Public Domain) In 2015, TIP Strategies was selected by the Washington Department of Commerce as the lead contractor for multiple...