For John, BLUF: Innovation is hard in a Bureaucracy. Nothing to see here; just move along.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I spend a year in school and one of the books we read and discussed was Lateral Thinking, by Dr Edward de Bono. This article, in The International New York Times, talks to US Army Major General Michael Nagata looking for new ideas in dealing with ISIS, "In Battle to Defang ISIS, U.S. Targets Its Psychology". Another way to think about it is to talk about "Thinking Outside the Box".
Regards — Cliff