Pentagon's CTO pursuing new legislation to bridge 'valley of death'

By Jaspreet Gill / September 29, 2021 at 11:23 AM
The Pentagon's chief technology officer is proposing multiple tranches of Small Business Innovation Research funding to bridge the dreaded "valley of death." Heidi Shyu, under secretary for research and engineering, said Tuesday during a virtual Fed Supernova event she will be “requesting legislation on the Hill” to fund multiple phase two tranches of SBIR funding to continue to mature technologies “to basically pave over the valley of death” where promising technologies fail to shift from the lab into operations. “There’s...

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