Ash carter creates Pentagon’s first silicon valley partnership

A partnership to develop electronic components that bend – think touchscreens that wrap around your arm, or aircraft wings made of sensors – is the next step in Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s fast-moving campaign to harness Silicon Valley’s innovation and invite its companies to help create a next-gen military. On Friday, Carter is announcing funding for a new research institute to be run by the FlexTech Alliance, a San Jose-based public-private consortium founded to invent and improve “flexible hybrid electronics.” (National Journal) Read more


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