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Shanahan lays out Pentagon's guide for communicating with industry

March 07, 2018 |
Justin Doubleday
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Defense Department officials have a “critical responsibility” to engage with industry and should not fear such interactions as long as they stay within ethical and legal boundaries, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan makes clear in new guidance. In a March 2 memo to DOD components titled, “ Engaging with Industry ,” Shanahan writes industry engagements are crucial to the new National Defense Strategy. “Cultivating a competitive mindset requires that we optimize our relationships with industry to drive higher performance while...

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