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

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…

FedScoop Startups Press Congress Improve How DoD Buys Software

Startups Press Congress to Improve How DoD Buys Software

Founders and CEOs of 19 national security-focused technology startups and small businesses pressed Congress this week to resolve specific hurdles they’re encountering associated with how the Pentagon buys software.

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DoD’s Buying Habits a Continuing Source of Frustration

Over the course of just six months, three senior defense officials responsible for technology programs announced they were stepping down, voicing disappointment in a culture they view as an impediment…

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Defense Innovation Unit Opens Chicago Office as Part of Midwest Expansion

The Defense Innovation Unit, a Department of Defense organization founded to help the U.S. military make faster use of emerging commercial technologies, opened a new hub in Chicago to expand…

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Getting Ahead of the Enemy’s Next Move

Not Just Hardware: Equipping Tomorrow’s Military Requires New Process Not Just New Technology Lasers, drones, and artificial intelligence. The future is bright for brilliant minds working together to engineer the…

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Tail-to-Tooth Commission: Call to Action

Spending on defense falls into two broad categories: dollars that go toward combat capability and dollars that go toward supporting combat personnel. The percentage of spending on military combat capability…