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Ashton Carter to Focus on DoD-Tech Industry Collaboration During West Coast Tour

Ashton Carter
Ashton Carter

Defense Ashton Carter plans to discuss technology and cybersecurity programs with companies at various forums in California and Washington in the coming days, DoD News reported Monday.

Lisa Ferdinando writes Carter said at a news conference held Monday at the Pentagon he aims to help rebuild partnerships between the Defense Department and technology companies.

“We don’t have the luxury of choosing which threat we may face next, but we do have the ability to set the course for how best to prepare for the future,” he told reporters.

He will deliver speeches at the Commonwealth Club and at the RSA Conference in San Franscisco as part of his West Coast tour, Ferdinando reports.

Carter added he will also meet with military personnel who use modern technology to support national security efforts.

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