Program Executive Officer for Integrated Warfare Systems Rear Adm. Seiko Okano leads a group mentoring session with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division officers. (U.S. Navy photo by Eric Parsons/Released)

Greater ownership is the key to bridging the Valley of Death

In this op-ed, Dcode spoke with Rear Adm. Seiko Okano, who argues that culture and ownership are vital to scaling innovation.
(Left) U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ronald Randall, 547th Intelligence Squadron instructor, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, helps (right) Senior Airman Joshua Little, 1st Operations Support Squadron intel analyst, use a virtual reality system brought to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, by Airmen from the 547th IS, Feb. 12, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Biese)

Make way for innovation: Understanding the roadblocks for emerging tech in government

In an op-ed, a pair of executives from the defense tech industry discuss how small companies can better offer innovative solutions government needs.