House Panel Urges DoD to Accelerate Tech Innovation and Adoption – MeriTalk

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The newly formed House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems (CITI) held its first hearing today, in which members called for the Department of Defense (DoD) to accelerate technology innovation and adoption if the United States wants to remain a global leader in the “competition to innovate.”

“We cannot afford to lose our quantitative or qualitative edge over our near-peer adversaries, especially China, because of bureaucratic inertia and red tape,” said Ranking Member Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. “Make no mistake, we are in a competition to innovate, and the side that innovates most effectively and efficiently will hold the strategic advantage the United States has held since the end of World War II.”

Rep. Stefanik said the Federal government often holds onto legacy programs for far too long, until they are no…

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