Leave it to a couple of U.S. Marines to talk defense strategy just before the Greatest Spectacle in Racing!
That's exactly what U.S. Senator Todd Young and Dioltas Advisory Board Chairman, Mike Dodd-- both Marines--did prior to the beginning of the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Young is championing the bipartisan Endless Frontier Act, which aims at solidifying U.S. leadership in scientific and technological innovation through increased investments in the discovery, creation, and manufacturing of technology critical to national security and economic competitiveness.
Dodd led the session, which included several defense ecosystem partners committed to supporting Sen. Young's vision of implementing the Endless Frontier Act.
During the discussion, MetroStar co-founder and CEO, Ali Reza Manouchehri talked about the importance of engaging with technology partners in Indiana and ensuring a robust ecosystem that fosters innovative AI/ML applications.
Alex Carrol, co-owner of Lifeline Data Centers, which operates two secure data centers in Indiana capable of storing top-secret government data, emphasized that Indiana provides an attractive alternative to the government, seeking to have a multi-layered and multiple location approach to data storage.
And Tim Greeff, founder, and CEO of the National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) discussed the importance of engaging smaller, non-traditional government contractors to achieve the goal of eclipsing technological advances posed by our adversaries.
The group agreed that passage of the Endless Frontier Act will help the United States push forward with technologies necessary to reinforce our national security for decades to come.
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