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Building the Base episode 7: William “Mac” Thornberry, former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee

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Mac Thornberry served as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 13th Congressional District from 1995 to 2021, with service on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and was Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) from 2015 to 2019. During his time in Congress, Thornberry developed a reputation for problem-solving and for his expertise in national and domestic security policy. He helped establish the Department of Homeland Security, prepared the military for new domains of warfare including space and cyber, and championed reforms to improve innovation and acquisition at the Department of Defense. Thornberry shares his perspectives on strengthening collaboration between DoD and the technology sector and how the Pentagon can work more effectively with startups.

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