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Ashton Carter: Cyber Tech, Automation, Biological Research Essential for DoD Missions

Ashton Carter
Ashton Carter

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said automated systems, cyber technology and biological research efforts are necessary to keep the Defense Department moving forward, DoD News reported Monday.

Jim Garamone writes Carter told audience at a Hoover Institution event held Monday in Washington he believes the U.S. military can accomplish its goals through innovation.

“The goal… is to make sure we remain the finest fighting force in the world,” he said.

“It has always been our relationship with private industry that has been our channel through which we got the best technology.”

Carter led the establishment of Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental outposts in California, Massachusetts and Texas in efforts to help DoD connect with local technology companies and said he wants the department to open more DIUx units that will reach out to young people who aim to make a difference.

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