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Ashton Carter: DoD Should Accelerate Tech Dev’t Efforts

Ashton Carter
Ashton Carter

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has visited the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island, to receive a classified briefing on the facility’s unmanned undersea vehicle technology, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Jennifer McDermott writes Carter has said the Defense Department should emulate the NUWC facility’s efforts to accelerate the development of new technology.

Carter previously said at a meeting of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee that DoD should look to the technology sector to adopt innovation approaches in order to keep pace with emerging threats.

“I’ve been pushing the Pentagon to think outside our five-sided box, and invest aggressively in innovation — from innovative people, to innovative technologies, to innovative practices,” he said, according to the report.

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