New Pentagon tech chief emphasizes commercial technologies, working with startups

By Justin Doubleday / August 13, 2020 at 11:43 AM
Acting Pentagon technology chief Michael Kratsios today called for using the Defense Department's "unique authorities" to pursue its innovation efforts, while also committing to "redoubling" efforts to work more closely with non-traditional vendors and startup businesses. In first remarks as acting under secretary of defense for research and engineering , Kratsios presented a notable foil to his predecessor, Mike Griffin. Kratsios spoke with Jason Matheny, founding director of the Georgetown University Center for Security and Emerging Technology, in a pre-recorded...

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