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Pentagon to tell commercial firms how to tailor products for military use


December 7, 2021

The Pentagon wants to get involved with the design of new civilian products, instructing commercial firms how to meet the military’s demands, so that the final result can land on DoD procurement lists.

The new approach was touted by Heidi Shyu, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, during a panel discussion on Saturday.

In “a lot of these commercial companies, their product is commercial. But if we can work with them upfront early in the design stage, we can leverage their capability for a commercial product into the DoD,” she said.

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