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Accelerate Defense

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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 nation… read more

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Reviewing Innovation in the US Navy w/ Mike Brasseur, Logan Jones, and Bilal Zuberi

October 18th, 2022

34:10

Host Ken Harbaugh revisits the past three Accelerate Defense interviews, all focused on the role of innovation in addressing strategic challenges …

Investing in Innovative Technologies w/ Bilal Zuberi

September 20th, 2022

44:03

Bilal Zuberi, general partner at Lux Capital, joins host Ken Harbaugh to talk about investing in innovative technologies across industries to address …

Artificial Intelligence, National Defense, and Ethics w/ Logan Jones

August 23rd, 2022

34:23

Logan Jones, general manager and president of SparkCognition Government Systems, joins host Ken Harbaugh to talk about ethics, dual use, and artificial intelligence in the public sector.

Before leading SparkCognition …

Unmanned Systems and Artificial Intelligence in the US Navy w/ Captain Michael Brasseur

July 14th, 2022

32:44

Captain Michael Brasseur, co-founder and current Commodore of Task Force 59, joins host Ken Harbaugh to talk about integrating unmanned systems and artificial intelligence. 

Before leading Task Force 59, Capt. Brasseur …

Artificial Intelligence, Defense, and the “SWAT Teams of Nerds” w/ Chris Lynch

June 14th, 2022

41:52

Chris Lynch, CEO and co-founder of Rebellion Defense, joins host Ken Harbaugh to talk about his “SWAT team of nerds” and building AI tools for …

Mission-Focused Artificial Intelligence w/ Nick Beim

May 3rd, 2022

45:14

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 …

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

March 15th, 2022

45:15

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 …

National Security and the New Space Economy w/ Charles Bolden

February 15th, 2022

46:03

Former NASA Administrator and retired Marine Corps Major General Charles Bolden Jr. joins host Ken Harbaugh to talk about his career, the growing …

Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force with Rep. Elissa Slotkin

September 7th, 2021

29:29

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 …

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

July 20th, 2021

40:04

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 …

The Innovation Potential of Startups with Daeil Kim and Daniela Perdomo

June 15th, 2021

55:26

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 …

Modernizing the Defense Supply Chain with Rep. Mikie Sherrill

May 18th, 2021

22:44

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill joins host Ken Harbaugh to talk about representing Picatinny Arsenal in Congress and serving on the House Armed Services …

Progress Through Innovation with Patrick Murphy

March 23rd, 2021

22:37

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 …

A Military Innovation Overhaul with David McCormick

February 10th, 2021

30:42

David McCormick joins host Ken Harbaugh for a conversation about military innovation.

David is the CEO of Bridgewater Associates. He is also a US …

The National Defense Authorization Act with Rep. Don Bacon

January 13th, 2021

32:48

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 …

The Future of Defense Task Force with Rep. Seth Moulton

December 15th, 2020

28:39

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 …

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October 16th, 2020

1:11

Accelerate Defense is a podcast dedicated to ensuring that the United States maintains its innovation advantage over any military adversary. Host Ken …

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