02 Aug '18, 6pm

Meet the new head of the Pentagon’s strategic tech office https://t.co/DoQKTukEpM

Meet the new head of the Pentagon’s strategic tech office https://t.co/DoQKTukEpM

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office has a new director . Chris Shank, a former Air Force officer who has held a number of jobs in both the administrative and congressional branches of government, has been selected by Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin to take over the department’s SCO unit. Griffin and Shank share a history. Shank served as director of strategic investments at NASA from 2005-2009, the same period Griffin ran the space agency. Per a recently uploaded Pentagon biography , he was responsible for the formulation and defense of the agency’s $17 billion worth of programs and institutional budgets; he later took over legislative and public affairs for the space agency. After leaving NASA, Shank worked at Honeywell on development efforts for military, intelligence, civil and commercial space businesses. After...

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