Seeking innovation, contractors pursue start-ups in Silicon Valley, Boston

By Marjorie Censer / November 10, 2016 at 2:59 PM
Defense contractors are increasingly seeking to connect with small companies, in some cases opening up venture arms in Silicon Valley and innovation centers in Boston, executives said during an Atlantic Council event. Speaking at the Wednesday event, the executives said they're seeking technology that can complement what their companies already have -- or disrupt it. Pete Roney, managing director of Thales Group's xPlor, an innovation center based at MIT Media Lab, said the unit is seen as a "tool in...

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