23 Oct '15, 9pm

DoD reaches out to Silicon Valley, tries to win over skeptics

DoD reaches out to Silicon Valley, tries to win over skeptics

The Pentagon’s push to attract innovative technology firms is moving into its next phase as a group of government officials, senior defense industry and Washington think tank executives is poised to meet in Silicon Valley next month. The upcoming discussions will seek to chart a path forward as the Pentagon figures out how to establish new business relationships with the commercial tech sector — including companies in Silicon Valley that are creating cutting-edge technology the Pentagon wants for its weapons and information systems, but are generally reluctant to work with the government and contend with onerous regulations. These meetings are occurring amid a rising tide of skepticism within the defense sector and the investor community in Silicon Valley, where critics have dismissed the Pentagon’s initiative as high-minded rhetoric that is not backed up by serious effort...

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