September 03, 2014

Pentagon's new technology strategy takes shape

Featuring Ben FitzGerald

Source: IHS Jane's 360

Journalist Zachary Fryer-Biggs

Key Points

  • Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is backing a new technology offset initiative
  • The effort includes establishing a Long-Range Research & Development Planning Program

The US Department of Defense's (DoD's) efforts to build a new plan for encouraging the creation of leap-ahead technology was boosted on 3 September with the support of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who devoted a major policy speech to the process.

The plan was sparked by the arrival of Deputy Secretary Robert Work at the Pentagon, and is beginning to take shape as a new acquisition doctrine moves towards release, and a research and development initiative from the 1970s is set to be recycled.

Read the full article at IHS Jane's 360.

  • 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...