In this episode of the MWI Podcast, we talk to Peter Newell. A retired US Army colonel, he is the CEO of BMNT, a Silicon Valley-based consultancy, and has also been instrumental in creating a program called Hacking for Defense. That program aims to leverage the unique qualities of academia and the private sector to provide solutions to problems confronting government—especially the defense enterprise. Listen as he describes the unique way the program does this, which offers a model for the type of government partnership with the private sector that will be vital to overcoming problems facing the Defense Department, the intelligence community, and other government agencies in the future.

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