DOD Official Asks for Faster Commercial Technology Adoption
The leader of a U.S. Department of Defense organization wants Congress to consider methods to speed the adoption of commercial technology for the U.S. military.
Leaders of three DOD organizations testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on Wednesday regarding their posture and ability to support and foster technological innovation.
The DOD faces a significant challenge because it lacks a good strategy for adopting innovative commercial technology, said Michael Brown, director of the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). The DIU, launched in 2015, was founded to help the U.S. military take better advantage of commercial technologies.