Pentagon Sends an Engineer and a Navy SEAL to Woo Silicon Valley - Defense One

Still, "The secretary would state that we're too slow," Deputy defense Secretary Robert Perform mentioned aboard a new westward flight to the new office.

"We'll become familiar together with a lot in what technologies are generally emerging within the high-tech globe and they're generally going to learn a lot in what we need," Kendall said.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Brian Hendrikson, is a Naval Academy graduate by having an MBA through Harvard along with exposure to SEAL teams and U.S. "We want to produce sure individuals recognize that we'll respect their intellectual property," he said.

. Through Pentagon standards, it's got materialized from mild speed. Additional mind operating with most the military within the wake involving former contractor Edward Snowden's revelations associated with government snooping.


Carter, that came to Silicon Valley in April for you to tout the actual effort, will head back here later this month to always be able to visit the particular new office.

The Silicon Valley workplace -- positioned subsequent into a military airfield now leased by simply Google -- is part of your broader push from the Pentagon to find technologies that will give troops an edge about the battlefield in the future. Their Own objective is to meet with tech companies within search associated with commercial technologies the actual military may well find useful, as well as commercial components to make present military equipment better.

Their new office, dubbed the particular Protection Innovation Unit-Experimental -- DIUx for short -- occupies the creating near Moffett Federal Airfield's enormous WWII-era airship hangars. "It's just which there are more dual-use technologies in which are being driven through the commercial sector that we need to tap into," Work said.

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Marcus Weisgerber is the global company reporter regarding Protection One, where he writes concerning the intersection associated with business as well as national security. Particular Operations Command.

Marcus Weisgerber will always be the global enterprise reporter for Protection One, exactly where he writes about the intersection of company along with national security. Both, Kendall said, were picked in large portion for their particular entrepreneurial mindsets. His military deputy, Rear Adm. "We want to get suggestions on that they approach innovation," Work said.

Both have encounter within the technologies sector along with operating along with startups. George Duchak, the DIUx director, has worked at the Air Force research Laboratory, DARPA, along with in the private sector, Function said. Amongst the actual technologies getting eyed tend to be in the places regarding robotics, additive manufacturing, large information analytics along with cyber. Several worry the defense Department may steal its intellectual property. He may be covering protection and national safety issues for almost any decade, formerly as Pentagon correspondent pertaining to defense Information as well as chief editor associated with ...

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"This is a point involving presence where we wish people inside the Valley to be extremely comfy going towards the exact same faces more than and over and over again," Work said.


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Work as well as Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall satisfied late Tuesday with just about all the men in manage of the new office.

But tech firms happen to be skeptical of the Pentagon's outreach with regard to numerous reasons. - Much Less as compared to 5 months since defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that the Pentagon would open the Silicon Valley office, an engineer along along with a Navy SEAL are usually currently operating to influence the actual government-weary tech community to companion together with the military.

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Beyond technology, the particular Pentagon in addition wants to understand how to organize regarding speed and also agility

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