Pentagon eyes policy changes to more easily transfer U.S. defense tech to foreign allies

By Justin Doubleday / September 29, 2020 at 11:46 AM
The Pentagon has launched a new initiative to improve how it approaches the exportability of defense technology to allied and partner countries. Gregory Kausner, executive director of international cooperation in the office of the under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said the "rapidly evolving technological landscape" is outpacing the Defense Department's processes for technology protection and exportability. As a result, Defense Secretary Mark Esper has launched a "Defense Trade Modernization Initiative" aimed at "improving our approach to technology...

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