Lawmakers want DOD to take more risk in weapons programs

By Georgina DiNardo / February 15, 2024 at 7:03 PM
Lawmakers and Pentagon officials said today that the Defense Department needs to take more risks and change its compliance-based culture, aligning DOD development efforts more closely with Silicon Valley’s approach to innovation. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) said during a hearing today that DOD culture is not where it needs to be. “How do you change the culture?” Smith said. “Because culture at the Pentagon is don’t stick your neck out, follow the rules, follow the...

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