December 02, 2015

Ben FitzGerald, Norman Augustine: DoD Should Push for Broader Commercial Tech Adoption

Source: Executive Gov

Journalist: Jane Edwards

Ben FitzGerald, director of the technology and national security program at the Center for a New American Security, has said the Defense Departmentshould expand the use of commercial platforms across military services, FCW reported Tuesday.

“While the market will not yield a stealthy, armed drone, commercially available drones may be utilized for tactical applications at a fraction of the cost of military models,” FitzGerald told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday.

Norman Augustine, former CEO of Lockheed Martin, and co-author of the book “The Defense Revolution”, said at the Senate hearing that DoD’s procurement policies have resulted in the relocation of technology experts to Silicon Valley, Research Triangle and other tech centers, Mark Rockwell writes.

Read the full article at Executive Gov.


  • Ben FitzGerald

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program

    Ben FitzGerald is a partner at Lupa, a private investment firm, and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). At Lupa he leads the firm’s inve...