Ex-warriors look to Silicon Valley to turn swords into solutions

08/22/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The Defense Department is emerging as a leading incubator of information technology talent, as more and more retired Pentagon operatives descend on Silicon Valley to try their hand at pioneering new technology and hopefully make some money along the way. Observers say the trend is being driven by growing demand for cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions, a field where the unique talents of former DOD security specialists are particularly useful.

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