Daunting national security dilemmas can spark the interest of talented scientists and engineers and bring out their best work.”–Josh PavlukSAN FRANCISCO, CA — Last month, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter began an initiative to increasingly engage Silicon Valley and ensure that new, cutting-edge technology from the region supports vital national security missions. The steps he unveiled include establishing a Defense Department office in the Bay Area and providing venture capital funding. Writing in VentureBeat, Avascent’s Joshua Pavluk explains why working with the Pentagon will provide upside to the Valley. Among the benefits that should resonate are funding, leeway for experimentation, and unique challenges that can attract top talent.
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