The Burn Bag Podcast – Dissecting National Security and Foreign Policy

Equipping Ourselves for the Future: Accelerating Defense Innovation with Col. (Ret.) Pete Newell

August 09, 2021 Episode 73
The Burn Bag Podcast – Dissecting National Security and Foreign Policy
Equipping Ourselves for the Future: Accelerating Defense Innovation with Col. (Ret.) Pete Newell
Show Notes

In this episode, A'ndre and Ryan speak with Col. (ret.) Peter Newell, founder and CEO of BMNT, an organization seeking to drive competition within both the government and the private sector. Pete discusses his experience leading the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force, talking sourcing, acquisition, and personnel, and how his experiences there have translated into lessons on defense innovation. Peter also provides six take-aways from his military career that can be applicable to startups -- including how to address an adversary that may be "shrewder and faster" and how to get the right people in the same room.