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Pentagon seeks to shed 'dreary' image to attract Silicon Valley talent
Pentagon seeks to shed 'dreary' image to attract Silicon Valley talent

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter sought Thursday to begin repairing the Pentagon’s relationship with the technology industry, reminding Silicon Valley about the fruits of innovation that came from closely working with the government. In a speech at Stanford University, Carter announced a number of new initiatives to give the military better access to ideas and leaders in robotics, 3-D printing, bio-medicine, data analysis and other emerging fields. Carter listed numerous technologies already born from government-funded research, including Google’s search engine, Apple’s Siri assistant and GPS. But he warned that the Edward Snowden revelations about government...

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