It’s a new world for defense organizations around the globe—one in which, more than ever, cost reigns. The rapid advances in defense technology come at a cost that stretches even the most generous of defense budgets. The dilemma is a world of desirable military options—mostly out of practical reach.
Meanwhile, enduring fiscal pressures have significant and long-term implications for securing nations.
The changing defense environment brings into sharp relief the need for defense organizations to shift their response—namely to shift the ratio of the positive outcomes they can achieve from the money available to achieve them. Optimizing efficiency and effectiveness have significant implications for militaries required to do more than ever with less.
Accenture’s Delivering Public Service for the Future: Navigating the Shifts research highlights the criticality of governments making fundamental structural shifts in the way they approach public service design and delivery. Among the shifts highlighted, the concepts of shifting from being reactive to insight-driven and then using that insight to drive mission productivity have particular relevance for defense organizations grappling with how to do more with less.