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29 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
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.
40 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
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.
55 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
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.
23 minutes | May 18, 2021
Modernizing the Defense Supply Chain with Rep. Mikie Sherrill
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill joins host Ken Harbaugh to talk about representing Picatinny Arsenal in Congress and serving on the House Armed Services and Science, Space, and Technology Committees. Rep. Sherrill is a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor and current representative for New Jersey’s 11th district. Learn more about her legislative priorities at sherrill.house.gov and find her on Twitter at @RepSherrill.
23 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Progress Through Innovation with Patrick Murphy
The Honorable Patrick Murphy, former Congressman from Pennsylvania and Acting Secretary of the Army, joins host Ken Harbaugh to talk about defense innovation from every perspective. Patrick is a former Congressman from Pennsylvania and Acting Secretary of the Army. He’s been a paratrooper, founded a tech startup, been a leading voice on cybersecurity within government, and currently serves as the Distinguished Chair of Innovation at the United States Military Academy. He is also a Commissioner on the US Cyberspace Solarium Commission. Learn more about Patrick at patrickjmurphy.com and find him on Twitter at @PatrickMurphyPA.
31 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
A Military Innovation Overhaul with David McCormick
David McCormick joins host Ken Harbaugh for a conversation about military innovation. David is the CEO of Bridgewater Associates. He is also a US Army veteran who served in the first Gulf War. David served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs during the 2008 global financial crisis. He currently serves on several non-profit boards and holds a seat on the Defense Policy Board. In December, he authored an article for Fast Company titled “America's Military Needs An Innovation Overhaul”.
33 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
The National Defense Authorization Act with Rep. Don Bacon
Congressman Don Bacon, member of the House Armed Services Committee, joins host Ken Harbaugh for a conversation about the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. Rep. Bacon is a retired Air Force brigadier general and representative for Nebraska's second congressional district. He is a co-founder and co-chair of the For Country Caucus and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. Learn more about Rep. Bacon on his website and find him on Twitter at @RepDonBacon. Learn more about the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act here.
29 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
The Future of Defense Task Force with Rep. Seth Moulton
“None of this is going to be easy. It's going to be a fight. That's why it's so significant that this report in this unbelievably divided time in American history is so bipartisan. That's an example that I hope everyone will recognize.” - Rep. Seth Moulton Future of Defense Task Force co-chair Congressman Seth Moulton joins host Ken Harbaugh for a conversation. The Future of Defense Task Force, chaired by Moulton and Congressman Jim Banks, was a bipartisan group working to strengthen our nation’s security. Learn more about Rep. Moulton on his website and find him on Twitter at @SethMoulton. Read the full Future of Defense Task Force Report here.
1 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Accelerate Defense is a podcast dedicated to ensuring that the United States maintains its innovation advantage over any military adversary. Host Ken Harbaugh will interview political figures, military professionals, and other thought leaders about how innovation shapes our national security landscape. Accelerate Defense is a podcast from ACME General Corp, launching soon.
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