New Tech Threats Spur Research Efforts, DOD Official Says

Law360, Washington (December 4, 2013, 5:31 PM EST) -- The ever-increasing pace of technological innovation has created “dramatic” changes in U.S. national security threats, and the U.S. Department of Defense is trying to adapt to them through its research and partnerships with industry, a senior DOD official said Wednesday.

The need to counter emerging threats in an era of almost “exponential” innovation and rapid adoption of new technologies is a focus of the DOD's research and development efforts, said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research Reginald Brothers, speaking at a forum for the Security Innovation Network,...
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