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The Business of Offset: A Practitioner's Perspective Case Study: Israel

This chapter is written by practitioners of offsets, members of the management team of International Technology Sourcing, Inc. (ITS). A strategic planning and offset advisory firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, ITS represents US defence firms facing the challenges of offsets throughout the world. As a complement to their offset operations, the company also caters to the international business planning and overseas technology investment needs of leading civilsector international corporations, including various Fortune 100 companies. Since its establishment in 1986, the company has conducted projects in 12 countries, identifying, evaluating, and pursuing numerous advanced technology ventures. ITS also provides advisory services to the US government regarding binational technology co-operation initiatives aimed at the commercialisation of defence technologies.