Promoting DOD's Culture of Innovation, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, April 17, 2018 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is the April 17, 2018 hearing on "Promoting DOD's Culture of Innovation" held before the U.S House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of William M. 'Mac' Thornberry: "The technological position [of the Department of Defense] has eroded in recent years, compared with our leading adversaries. We confront threats that do not conform to our traditional notions of warfare. And the historical evidence indicates that we may well be a victim of our own success. As one writer put it, when looking at the interwar years, the losers were forced by events to reexamine everything. Military losers are intellectual radicals. The winners, complacent in victory, feel the need for self-examination far less. The answer is the Department of Defense must work to be more innovative in technology, in policies, and in thought." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael D. Griffin and Eric Schmidt.
H.A.S.C. No. 115-102; House Armed Services Committee No. 115-102
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