TE 498 ISR

TE 498 ISR - Hacking for Defense: Solving National Security Issues with the Lean Launchpad

Spring 2021

Hacking for DefenseTE498ISR72890LCD31400 - 1520 T R    Alex Gorsuch

Official Description

Subject offerings of innovation, creativity, technology and entrepreneurship intended to augment the existing curriculum. See class schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate term if topics vary.

Section Description

In a crisis, national security initiatives move at the speed of a startup yet in peacetime they default to decades-long acquisition and procurement cycles. Startups operate with continual speed and urgency 24/7. Over the last few years they?ve learned how to be not only fast, but extremely efficient with resources and time using lean startup methodologies. In this class student teams will take actual national security problems and learn how to apply ?Lean Startup? principles, ("business model canvas," "customer development," and "agile engineering?) to discover and validate customer needs and to continually build iterative prototypes to test whether they understood the problem and solution. Teams take a hands-on approach requiring close engagement with actual military, Department of Defense and other government agency end-users. Team applications required. Limited enrollment. Graduate and undergraduate students may apply. This course will be delivered via Compass 2g. To apply