On February 15, Forward Defense senior fellow Stephen Rodriguez was featured in the “Rewind & Reconnoiter” newsletter by War on the Rocks. Stephen underscores that the Commission on Defense Innovation Adoption has successfully led to the enactment of several of its recommendations by Capitol Hill and the Pentagon, aimed at addressing core challenges within the US defense innovation ecosystem.

Rather than simply complaining that the Pentagon should push more money to startups or move faster, we attempted to address some of the core near-term challenges afflicting all of us, new and legacy members of the industrial base.

Stephen Rodriguez
Forward Defense

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