When The Pentagon Comes Knocking

The U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, has made two trips to Silicon Valley this year, but has only spoken directly to his counterpart in Russia once in the same period — despite NATO being on its highest possible alert level.

That’s how serious the Pentagon is about courting Silicon Valley to bolster defense innovation.

Just as the Defense Department is scouring the Bay Area for good ideas (and has even set up a sort of consul outpost at Moffett Field), it also is turning a hard eye on itself.

Read my op-ed with Christopher Meissner, “When the Pentagon Comes Knocking: An Open Letter to Silicon Valley,” at TechCrunch.com.