As Defense budgets shrink, it is vital that industry remain engaged
and informed in order to compete in this
environment. Companies simply cannot
afford to rely on business development practices used over the last ten years
while their competitors adjust to the new and changing environment and the “fight”
for fewer defense dollars. Knowing the
customer’s strategic direction, focus, desired capabilities and requirements
gives a company a marked advantage over its competitors.
Traditionally, companies hire full-time
business development staffs to provide vital information for the company, but
that option is often too expensive, especially as margins get squeezed. A better and more cost-effective solution to
gain that required competitive advantage can be achieved through an independent
The Simril Group, LLC specializes in providing defense industry
clients, large and small, high quality business development and
consulting services and access into Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center of
Excellence (MCOE). We provide clients the ability to engage with
the Capabilities Development Integration Directorate and stay informed on the
strategic direction of not only the MCOE but also on many programs the MCOE
serves as the Army proponent, all at a fraction of the cost of a full-time BD staff.
Our Senior Consultant, a retired Army Colonel, served in the
MCOE CDID for three and a half years before retiring and has extensive experience
in capabilities development and provides a unique perspective as a former user representative.
Simril Group, LLC
Columbus/Fort Benning, Georgia