'Smartest guy in the room': Pentagon R&D chief under fire after controversial firings

By Tony Bertuca Justin Doubleday Jason Sherman / June 28, 2019 at 1:21 PM
Key lawmakers are closely examining the behavior and decision-making of the Defense Department's technology chief, spurred by high-profile personnel departures from his office. Mike Griffin earlier this month, according to government sources, orchestrated early departures within days of each other for former Strategic Capabilities Office Director Chris Shank and former Space Development Agency Director Fred Kennedy . The moves, more than a dozen current and former government officials tell Inside Defense , are in line with a well-known pattern of...

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