Author and Entrepreneur Steve Blank

June 6th, 2022
State Secrets Podcast

This week, Suzanne talks with Steve Blank, the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur widely recognized as one of the most influential voices in technology today. Blank’s passion for US national security led him to co-launch two classes at Stanford, where he teaches. One is called Hacking for Defense, and the other, Hacking for Diplomacy. Hacking for Defense later became a federal program as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. Today, Steve has joined a chorus of voices complaining that Department of Defense ‘culture’ is hindering its ability to truly innovate and it’s putting the US behind its adversaries. What does that mean? And how could it impact future US national security and US competitiveness in the world?