31 Mar '17, 1pm

Trump Nominees Signal New Hope For Tech Innovation

Trump Nominees Signal New Hope For Tech Innovation

President Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis President Donald Trump’s six latest nominees to lead the Pentagon provide some hope for those who have long been frustrated with the Defense Department’s roadblocks to procuring innovative technologies. From the Boeing executive who spent time on the company’s successful commercial side who’s been picked for Deputy Defense Secretary, to the House Armed Services aide who crafted the committee’s blueprint for defense procurement reform named to lead the Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation unit, these selections point to a preference for people who might the rock the traditional defense procurement system. Elana Broitman, former DASD for manufacturing& industrial base policy This would be welcome news to innovators — from Silicon Valley, the Brooklyn Navy Yard or Wichita, Kan. — who often develop new equipment at lower cost,...

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