Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter talked about rebuild the bridge between Washington and Silicon Valley. He spoke at Stanford using keywords like “transparency” to connect with the audience.
Dr. Ashton Carter has a PHD from Oxford in theoretical physics. He is not a dumb guy. It is a smart move to talk directly to the Americas next group of “cyber” pioneers to solicit help. But many of these millennials are concerned with things like Snowden and the Patriot Act. So the Pentagon might what to address those types of things to get more Stanford and MIT student on their side.
The Secretary of Defense mentioned a recent declassified successful attack on the Pentagon by Russian sources. He was putting out a call to action to help. Ashton said, . “Renewing our partnership is the only way we can do this right.”