Analysts say Brown nomination reflects continued DOD emphasis on software

By Marjorie Censer Tony Bertuca / April 22, 2021 at 12:21 PM
Defense industry analysts say the selection of Michael Brown, who previously headed Symantec and, more recently, the Defense Innovation Unit, to lead Pentagon acquisition signals a continued emphasis on software modernization and faster innovation. Brown, tapped by President Biden earlier this month, is best known for his ties to Silicon Valley and his focus on countering the Chinese. Loren Thompson, a defense industry consultant, told Inside Defense he sees the selection as "part of a gradual migration of the...

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