Defense innovation leaders push for new technology transfer fund

By Justin Doubleday / March 17, 2021 at 2:50 PM
Influential defense innovation leaders, asserting the Defense Department's slow budget process is hindering the adoption of new technology, are recommending Congress establish a technology transfer fund to serve as a "bridge fund" between promising prototypes and large programs of record. Mike Brown, director of the Defense Innovation Unit, said today lawmakers are discussing the establishment of an innovation fund to help DOD transition technologies outside of the normal budgeting process known as the program objective memorandum cycle. "This scaling innovation...

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