DecodeDC covers an Atlantic Council google hangout hosted by the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security on Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s outreach to Silicon Valley:

At an Atlantic Council roundtable discussion last week, Patrick O’Reilly, senior vice president for Government and Defense Relations at Alphabet Energy, said both the federal government and Silicon Valley based businesses “have hard working professionals that face the same challenge to synchronize resources and the need to either rapidly produce a product to market, if you are a start-up, or the tech to a battlefield, if you are the Pentagon.”


“What really engages entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley is not revenue but capital. So one of the things the Pentagon is going to have to do is to make investments in companies — they put risk capital into companies that are working on problems that the Pentagon is interested in — that really is the life blood of Silicon Valley,” said Steven Grundman, George Lund Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center, at the roundtable.

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