The Hard Yards is proud to be a Georgetown Hacking For Defense (H4Di) Corporate Partner.
Check out this recent Washington Post article, "These college students invent things for the Pentagon, and maybe find a business." The Georgetown cohort is led by Chris Taylor. H4Di is an excellent confluence of human centered design (design thinking), lean startup, business (mission) model canvas, and the concept of innovation tournaments focused on hard national security problems. H4Di is sponsored by Jay Harrison and MD5.
We believe these experiment and scale best practices complement traditional R&D in our increasingly digital environment...they are as applicable to national security problems as they are to commercial businesses. LEARN - BUILD - MEASURE