Tags valley of death

DOD addressing 'obstacle course' of impediments holding back work with cybersecurity startups


John Sherman and others in the Pentagon are working to eradicate roadblocks keeping cybersecurity startups and other companies from scaling business with the Department of Defense.

Pentagon awards $100M to accelerate innovative tech adoption from nontraditional contractors


The Defense Department has allocated $100 million to 10 startups with the hope of accelerating existing innovative tech pilots into full production. Through the Accelerate the Procurement and Fielding of Innovative Technologies (APFIT) pilot program, the DOD aims to push existing innovative projects across the “valley of death” — a term that has come to define the trend of innovative companies winning small projects with the DOD that succeed in…