ChinaTalk: DoD Tech Strategy: How the Pentagon Hopes to Innovate

By Jordan Schneider
Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 3:15 PM

The Pentagon has a new tech strategy! What does it say, what impact will it have, and what do its authors think about technological change and warfare? Dr. Nina Kollars, advisor to Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) Heidi Shyu, and R&E’s Chief Data Officer Cyrus Jabbari join us to discuss in a wide ranging and at times philosophical conversation about:

  • the challenges of peacetime innovation
  • critical technology lists
  • lessons from the origins of the machine gun and development of modern fighter jets

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What Cezanne and Picasso can teach us about military innovation (from this piece)

Here's the strategy.