House committee wants to put brakes on Carter's Silicon Valley unit

By Tony Bertuca / April 19, 2016 at 2:27 PM
House Armed Services Committee lawmakers recognize that commercial technology companies are an untapped resource for the Pentagon, but proposed legislation seeks to put the brakes on Defense Secretary Ash Carter's premiere initiative to promote greater partnerships with Silicon Valley startups. The House Armed Services emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee released its version of the fiscal year 2017 defense authorization bill Tuesday that would limit the amount of funds to establish and expand DOD's Defense Innovation Unit Experimental. Carter has already...

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