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GovCast Season 6 Episode 23 45m listen

This Stanford Professor’s Lessons Can Help Pentagon’s National Security Priorities

Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation’s Steve Blank is teaching the next generation of innovators to move the national security establishment forward.

The leader behind Defense Department programs like “Hacking for Defense” returns to GovCast to break down the principles behind how large organizations can innovate at speed. This speed is often cited as being the critical pace needed at the Pentagon to stay ahead of the adversary across key issues in cybersecurity, IT modernization, data sharing and more.

Steve Blank co-founded the Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation at Stanford University, which teaches the next generation of national security innovators. He also consults on innovation methods, processes, policies and doctrine across the national security sector.

Blank discusses the ways government can learn from key partners in the private and academic sectors, and highlights the ways that a whole-of-government approach can help the Pentagon adapt to an ever-changing world.

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