Experimental defense unit funds new tech but faces skeptics
U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, which oversees defense spending, agrees the military needs to better keep abreast of the innovation happening in the commercial sector.
Trump Backs Obama-Era Defense Technology Unit
President Donald Trump's administration is endorsing a Barack Obama-era effort enlisting startup companies to develop solutions for the military's toughest technology challenges.
DoD's Innovation Initiative Remains Top Priority, Mattis Says
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters yesterday that maintaining the Defense Department’s innovation initiative for the warfighter is a top priority for him, just as it was for his predecessor.
Improving Patents Will Not Kill Innovation
Every patent holder is proud of their patent. As they should be. Obtaining a patent is expensive, time-consuming, and there is an adversarial process with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that you must overcome to establish that your invention is valid.
How innovative are we, really?
With all the startups and new technologies popping up in the Silicon Valley, it may seem that the US is poised for a tech revolution. However, Swedish economist Fredrik Erixon doesn’t think we’re as innovative as we think.
The New Tesla Is Great, But It Isn't Progress
You might think the U.S. productivity slowdown is finally ending, but unfortunately the news isn’t as good as it first seems.
25 Most Innovative Cities in the World, Ranked
According to data from A.T.
The Dual-Use Dilemma in China's New AI Plan: Leveraging Foreign Innovation Resources and Military-Civil Fusion
China wants to become a “premier global AI innovation center” by 2030. This plan seeks to redress current shortcomings and build up indigenous capabilities in innovation.
What Unlikely Pairings May Teach Us About Innovation
The last few years have been inundated with major acquisitions, each creating buzz from within and beyond the business world. To name a few, in June of 2016, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn (which had already acquired online learning site Lynda.com the previous year).
It's time to broaden our definition of innovation
As important as advanced technology innovation is, its rewards are not distributed evenly. Not every region in the United States has what it takes to be a technology innovation hub like Silicon Valley, and not every U.S.