Esper: Army should be more 'hospitable' to innovators

By Courtney McBride / May 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM
The Army needs to combine greater outreach to industry -- traditional and otherwise -- with less prescriptive requirements to foster innovation and improve acquisition, according to the service secretary. Mark Esper said May 1 at the Atlantic Council he holds weekly conversations with industry executives aimed at fostering greater collaboration. "The more we can welcome industry as partners in terms of solving this, the better. And the same goes for academia and . . . the nontraditional defense players," he...

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