08 Sep '17, 2pm

'Hacking for Defense' students team with Army to improve casualty care triage

'Hacking for Defense' students team with Army to improve casualty care triage

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- At Stanford University in California, a group of college students huddle around a table to brainstorm potential solutions to some of the Department of Defense's most complicated problems. These students do not work for DOD -- and, for this project, that's a good thing. If the government is the box, their goal is to think outside of it. The project is called Hacking for Defense (H4D) and started as a pilot 10-week class at Stanford University in 2016. Steve Blank, creator of the Lean Startup movement, and retired Army colonels Peter Newell and Joe Felter developed the concept for H4D. According to Blank, their primary goal was to teach students entrepreneurship while they engaged in national public service. "We combined the Lean Startup methodology -- used by the National Science Foundation to commercialize science -- with the rapid problem sourcing and...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/193463/hacking_for_defense_s...

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