The Pentagon is pressing hard to foster greater commercial-military collaboration in innovating, but it needs to look beyond the narrow confines of Silicon Valley and Boston. One place worth visiting is General Motors headquarters in Detroit, where America’s biggest auto maker has transformed itself from a midwestern industrial company into a tech-centric enterprise. Many of its cutting-edge innovations in areas such as autonomous vehicles, lightweight design, energy-efficient propulsion and cybersecurity have obvious relevance to military needs. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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