12 episodes

Accelerate Defense is a podcast from ACME General Corp, dedicated to ensuring that the United States maintains its innovation advantage over any military adversary.

Host Ken Harbaugh interviews political figures, military professionals, and other thought leaders about how innovation shapes our national security landscape.

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    • Government
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Accelerate Defense is a podcast from ACME General Corp, dedicated to ensuring that the United States maintains its innovation advantage over any military adversary.

Host Ken Harbaugh interviews political figures, military professionals, and other thought leaders about how innovation shapes our national security landscape.

    Mission-Focused Artificial Intelligence w/ Nick Beim

    Mission-Focused Artificial Intelligence w/ Nick Beim

    Investor and Venrock partner Nick Beim joins host Ken Harbaugh to talk about Rebellion Defense and building mission-focused artificial intelligence products for the defense industry.
    Nick is a partner at Venrock and one of the lead investors in Rebellion Defense. Follow him on Twitter at @NickBeim and find Venrock at @Venrock and Rebellion at @RebellionDef. Learn more about Venrock at venrock.com/about-venrock and Rebellion Defense at rebelliondefense.com.

    • 45 min
    Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Defense w/ General Michael Groen

    Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Defense w/ General Michael Groen

    Lieutenant General Mike Groen joins host Ken Harbaugh to talk about leading the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center and the potential of AI to transform the Department of Defense.
    LtGen Groen is the commander of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), as well as a distinguished Marine Corps officer and veteran of multiple combat deployments. Learn more about the JAIC at ai.mil and find them on Twitter at @DoDJAIC.

    • 45 min
    National Security and the New Space Economy w/ Charles Bolden

    National Security and the New Space Economy w/ Charles Bolden

    Former NASA Administrator and retired Marine Corps Major General Charles Bolden Jr. joins host Ken Harbaugh to talk about his career, the growing commercial space industry, and how the new space economy intersects with national security concerns.
    Major General Bolden is also the founder and CEO Emeritus of The Charles F. Bolden Group, a consortium of leaders focused on science and security. Learn more about their work at bolden.group and find Charles on Twitter at @cboldenjr.

    • 46 min
    Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force with Rep. Elissa Slotkin

    Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force with Rep. Elissa Slotkin

    Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin joins host Ken Harbaugh to talk about the Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force and why supply chains are so critical to our national defense.
    Rep. Slotkin is the congresswoman from Michigan’s 8th district and, as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, she chaired the bi-partisan Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force. She is also a former CIA analyst and was the acting assistant secretary of defense for International Security Affairs from 2015 to 2017.
    Learn more about Rep. Slotkin’s legislative priorities at slotkin.house.gov and find her on Twitter at @RepSlotkin.

    • 29 min
    R&D, Efficiency, and Optimism with Dr. Melissa Flagg

    R&D, Efficiency, and Optimism with Dr. Melissa Flagg

    Dr. Melissa Flagg joins host Ken Harbaugh to talk about R&D in the United States and efficiency in the Department of Defense - plus, why she finds optimism in science and history.
    Dr. Flagg is a senior fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology and has served in a number of roles within the Department of Defense, most recently as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research. Find Melissa on Twitter at @flaggster73.

    • 40 min
    The Innovation Potential of Startups with Daeil Kim and Daniela Perdomo

    The Innovation Potential of Startups with Daeil Kim and Daniela Perdomo

    In this episode about startup innovation, Daeil Kim from AI.Reverie and Daniela Perdomo from goTenna join host Ken Harbaugh for a conversation about partnering with the Department of Defense as a startup.
    Daeil Kim is the founder and CEO of AI.Reverie, a simulation platform that trains artificial intelligence to understand the world. Find Daeil on Twitter at @daeil and find AI.Reverie at @aireverie.
    Daniela Perdomo is the co-founder and CEO of goTenna, a startup that designs and develops technologies for off-grid and decentralized communications. Find Daniela on Twitter at @danielaperdomo and goTenna at @goTenna.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

FAARdaddy ,

A podcast for defense innovation - new!!!

Great discussion on the future of defense innovation. Deep questions by host Ken Harbaugh and insightful answers about the state of defense innovation.

Gets better with every episode - great interviews with DoD innovation thought leaders.

Accelerate Defense is a new podcast.

NickB74 ,

Fascinating view of the state of innovation in the national defense culture

This is a great look at the state of innovation in national defense. I learned a lot about an area I haven't spent enough time digging into.

Jsf155 ,

Really insightful take on the challenges and opportunities in defense innovation

Ken Harbaugh does a great job with his guests laying out the need for defense innovation and the opportunities/challenges inherent in the enterprise

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