Esper seeks closer relationship with Silicon Valley, commercial sector

By Courtney McBride / December 11, 2017 at 12:08 PM
Army Secretary Mark Esper told lawmakers last week the service is striving to enhance its collaboration with commercial industry. In Dec. 7 testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee , Esper echoed recent comments from senior leaders about broadening beyond the Army's relationship with non-traditional defense vendors. The secretary described the Army's relationship with the technology sector as "a growing one . . . something we need to develop, particularly when we talk about IT systems." He emphasized the pace...

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