On June, two members of the Atlantic Council’s Commission on Defense Innovation Adoption, former US Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy and Palantir Senior Vice President Wendy Anderson, co-wrote an article in Breaking Defense discussing adopting and leveraging innovative software across the Department of Defense. In their op-ed, Flournoy and Anderson highlighted one of the recommendations from the Commission’s interim report for Congress to authorize funding for scaling operationally relevant and mature commercial technology demonstrated in major exercises, such as Rim of the Pacific.

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