Defense

Drive Growth Through Strategic Planning

As the US government’s commitment to defense initiatives remains strong—and international and geopolitical cooperation stays uncertain—defense companies are firmly positioned for growth and to pursue business goals. 

Taking a proactive approach to regulatory, tax, cybersecurity, and other issues, however, is crucial to stay ahead of change and seize emerging opportunity.

Discover how our industry-smart services can help you stay committed to your mission and driving the innovation that keeps our communities safe.

Conquer Industry Challenges

Navigate the evolving industry landscape with help from our professionals.  

Execute Deals Confidently

Make strong, informed decisions and validate your position ahead of a merger, acquisition, or transaction. Achieve your goals by uncovering risks and issues early so you can strengthen your transaction strategy.

Create business value, raise equity and debt capital, or evaluate strategic alternatives driven by our strong relationships with private equity firms and other potential buyers and investors. For businesses owned by private equity investors, we can help strengthen portfolio acquisitions through due diligence and by meeting ongoing assurance, tax, and consulting needs.

Additionally, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) could have a major impact on defense M&A activity, and businesses that demonstrate early compliance could be better positioned for transactions and to increase value.

Enter a deal prepared with our Valuations, Due Diligence, Merger Management Services, and more.

Make Data-Driven Decisions

Leverage the power of IT solutions to help boost your operational efficiencies through access to comprehensive, real-time views of your entire business.

Illuminate vital data to transform your business into a collaborative, data-driven organization. Enterprise systems can also provide insight into greater safety, quality, and compliance.

Test or enhance your technology standing with our Enterprise Systems Consulting, IT Development & Integration, IT Assessment & Planning Services, and more.

Protect Valuable Assets and Data

Cybercriminals and rogue nation states infiltrate businesses at alarming rates with a variety of targets including trade secrets, sensitive business information, financial systems, and more.

A security breach could have massive financial and reputational implications for your company—ranging from regulatory penalties, infrastructure disruption, stolen funds, and damaged customer reputation—if sensitive personal data leaks.

The most effective way to mitigate a breach is to prevent one from happening. Test your current systems, or implement new ones, to evaluate your safety levels and identify controls you need for further preventive measures.

Prepare your business before a cyberattack strikes with our Cybersecurity Services.

Pursue Tax Rewards for Innovation

The level of innovation and research activity across the aviation industry, as well as for boat and ship builders, make it a natural fit for R&D tax credits.

Navigating the claims process, however, can be a complex process that requires consistent guidance to avoid draining time and resources.

You can pursue R&D credits related to eligible field activities if you:

  • Develop new or improved manufacturing processes
  • Generate prototypes and first articles for testing and validation
  • Develop new machines, fixtures, jigs, and tools for aircraft manufacturing and military equipment assembly
  • Develop new or improved metal forming, welding, and machining techniques
  • Implement automated processes
  • Develop engineering designs for the defense market
  • Develop and design new or improved monuments and components

In addition, a comprehensive tax plan can help adequately prepare your business to navigate the complexities of state and local tax, international tax, and any risks based on the jurisdictions in which you operate.

Put money back into your business with our R&D Tax Credit Services and more.

Address Government Contract Compliance

Winning a government contract often means complying with strict contract requirements that can take away from your bottom line. New cybersecurity policy regulations will be a major focus area for supply chains.

Develop and negotiate compliant government grant and contract charges to help recover costs that can be reinvested in your business with help from our professionals.

We can also help provide solutions for Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) contract compliance and have strong relationships with specialized organizations versed in its nuances.

In addition, we help businesses navigate compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARS).

Valued Industry Perspectives

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Deeply immersed within the defense industry, our professionals have extensive knowledge of its operational nuances. Our collaborative approach takes the time to understand your unique business needs and strategically contextualize solutions among greater industry trends and activity.

Our clients aren’t the only industry leaders who look to us for guidance. We frequently collaborate, volunteer, sponsor, and serve on boards with influential industry organizations and events such as the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance, Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition, A&D Forum, Aerospace Futures Alliance of Washington, East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum, Southern California Aerospace & Defense Forum, and SFMade.

In addition, we make a positive impact on veterans inside and outside our organization through the firm’s Veterans Business Resource Group (BRG)—a community of veterans and military, friends, and family members who accelerate the firm's success in attracting, retaining, and advancing veterans.

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