Pentagon Asks Silicon Valley For Ideas And New Technologies
By Luke Villapaz | International Business Times
The Pentagon is looking to step up its tech prowess by seeking some help and some ideas from Silicon Valley. In an effort to find “current and emerging technologies” that can be used in a military capacity, the Department of Defense has sent out a request for information to defense vendors as well as private firms, labs and academic institutions that don’t normally work with it, for ideas and technologies that could be developed over the next five to 10 years and be ready for military use by 2030.
The request for information comes as part of the DoD’s Long Range Research Development Plan, which seeks to bring cutting-edge technology to the U.S. military and make the department’s spending more efficient.
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