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Blending the very best (and the worst) of government gravitas with technical expertise, Second Front System’s Chief Executive Officer, Tyler Sweatt cuts through the noise and the bureaucratic BS surrounding all things defense tech, national security, and government markets. Be warned: this is not your typical military or government podcast.
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Harnessing Software Supremacy in Defense with Shyam Sankar
Harnessing Software Supremacy in Defense with Shyam Sankar
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Harnessing Software Supremacy in Defense with Shyam Sankar
Shyam Sankar
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In this episode of All Quiet on the Second Front, host Tyler Sweatt sits down with Shyam Sankar, an 18-year veteran at Palantir and a leading figure in software-defined production for both commercial and government sectors. They delve into the transformative power of software in modern defense, examining how software literacy and innovative procurement strategies can redefine the battlefield. Shyam shares insights on the cultural roots of America's software dominance, the crucial role of leadership in driving defense innovation, and the importance of integrating commercial software practices into the defense industry. Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion on leveraging technology to maintain global security and outpace adversaries.
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Transforming Military Innovation and Strategy with Steve Blank
Transforming Military Innovation and Strategy with Steve Blank
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Transforming Military Innovation and Strategy with Steve Blank
Steve Blank
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In this episode of All Quiet on the Second Front, Tyler Sweatt welcomes Steve Blank, the Godfather of Innovation in Defense - a pioneering entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley and now adjunct Professor at Stanford University. Steve shares his journey from Air Force service during the Vietnam War to shaping Silicon Valley, co-founding the Lean Startup methodology, and re-engaging with the DoD to drive innovation. Join Tyler and Steve for an insightful discussion on the future of defense innovation and the crucial role of rapid technological advancement in national security.
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From Battlefield to Biometric Breakthroughs with Patrick Clancey
From Battlefield to Biometric Breakthroughs with Patrick Clancey
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From Battlefield to Biometric Breakthroughs with Patrick Clancey
Patrick Clancey
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In this episode of All Quiet on the Second Front, host Tyler Sweatt reconnects with Patrick Clancey, President & CEO of IDEMIA NSS and longtime friend and soccer teammate. Patrick shares his extensive journey from an infantry officer in the Army to a leading expert in biometrics and zero trust. This episode dives into Patrick's early career, focusing on his pioneering work in biometrics during the post-9/11 era and its evolution into a vital tool for both national security and business applications.
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Innovating Defense: Agility Over Arsenal? with Rob Murray
Innovating Defense: Agility Over Arsenal? with Rob Murray
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Innovating Defense: Agility Over Arsenal? with Rob Murray
Rob Murray
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Imagine a world where the commanding officer at the frontlines can procure the exact software needed to enhance their unit's capabilities, without wading through bureaucratic red tape. In this episode, Tyler Sweatt and Rob Murray, Chief Innovation Officer at Saab, delves into the critical importance of agility and adaptability in defense strategy, the challenges of bureaucracy in innovation, and his insights on leveraging existing technology and infrastructures to enhance global security. Join us as Rob shares his vision for a more agile and responsive defense industry, and why the future of national security depends on it.
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Navigating the Misinformation Maze with Wasim Khaled
Navigating the Misinformation Maze with Wasim Khaled
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Navigating the Misinformation Maze with Wasim Khaled
Wasim Khaled
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In this episode of All Quiet on the Second Front, Tyler Sweatt sits down with Wasim Khaled, CEO of Blackbird.AI, to explore the critical issue of disinformation and its implications on modern society. Wasim shares his journey from being a gearhead with a computer science background to co-founding Blackbird.AI, a company dedicated to combating the manipulation of narratives in the information age. The conversation delves into the evolution of disinformation, the challenges in identifying truth in a complex media landscape, and the innovative approaches Blackbird.AI employs to address these issues.
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Building AI for Defense: Challenges and Triumphs with Devaki Raj
Building AI for Defense: Challenges and Triumphs with Devaki Raj
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Building AI for Defense: Challenges and Triumphs with Devaki Raj
Devaki Raj
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On this episode of All Quiet, Tyler sits down with Devaki Raj, Chief Digital and AI Officer at Saab. Hear Devaki discuss her background in AI and machine learning, including her time as CEO of Crowdai, a no-code mission-focused AI platform acquired by Saab in 2023.
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Strategic innovation: Europe's Role in Global Security with Eric Slesinger
Strategic innovation: Europe's Role in Global Security with Eric Slesinger
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Strategic innovation: Europe's Role in Global Security with Eric Slesinger
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In this episode of All Quiet, Tyler is joined by Eric Slesinger, General Partner at 201 Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Madrid, Spain. 201 Ventures focuses on advancing freedom and autonomy in Europe by backing pre-seed and seed-stage companies in the intelligence, defense, and dual-use technology sectors.
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Combat Realities: Tech Innovation for Practical Needs with Thomas Hendrix
Combat Realities: Tech Innovation for Practical Needs with Thomas Hendrix
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Combat Realities: Tech Innovation for Practical Needs with Thomas Hendrix
Thomas Hendrix
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In this episode of All Quiet, Tyler is joined by Thomas Hendrix, Founder and Managing Partner at Decisive Point, to explore the intersection of venture capital and defense technology. Thomas shares his unique journey from a Special Forces officer in the Army to a finance professional on Wall Street, and ultimately to founding Decisive Point.
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The Journey from Government Consulting to CEO of In-Q-Tel with Steve Bowsher
The Journey from Government Consulting to CEO of In-Q-Tel with Steve Bowsher
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The Journey from Government Consulting to CEO of In-Q-Tel with Steve Bowsher
Steve Bowsher
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Today on All Quiet, Tyler sits down with Steve Bowsher, CEO of In-Q-Tel, to delve into the intricate world of venture capital as it relates to government needs. Steve shares his journey from government consulting to Silicon Valley and ultimately to leading In-Q-Tel.
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Policy as Code: Rewriting the Rules of Defense Innovation with Jacqueline Tame
Policy as Code: Rewriting the Rules of Defense Innovation with Jacqueline Tame
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Policy as Code: Rewriting the Rules of Defense Innovation with Jacqueline Tame
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Today on 'All Quiet,' Tyler welcomes Jacqueline Tame, Executive Director at Silicon Valley Defense Group (SVDG) and Operating Partner at Playground Global, a pioneering venture capital firm specializing in deep tech. In a discussion that spans the intersection of technology, policy, and defense, Jacqueline shares her unique insights into the critical role of venture capital in national security.
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Pushing the Boundaries of Security and Compliance for Warfighters with Matt Conner
Pushing the Boundaries of Security and Compliance for Warfighters with Matt Conner
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Pushing the Boundaries of Security and Compliance for Warfighters with Matt Conner
Matt Conner
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In this episode of All Quiet, Second Front Systems’ VP of Security Donnie Hasseltine hosts Matt Conner, chief information security officer (CISO) at Westinghouse Electric Company and independent board director at Second Front Systems. Matt shares his journey into the world of cyber security, from his start at Cape Canaveral Air Station working in information security to his tenure as CISO at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and beyond.
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Beyond Borders: Canadian National Security and Defense Investing with Glenn Cowan
Beyond Borders: Canadian National Security and Defense Investing with Glenn Cowan
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Beyond Borders: Canadian National Security and Defense Investing with Glenn Cowan
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In this episode of All Quiet, Tyler is joined by Glenn Cowan, CEO and founder of ONE9 Investments, Canada’s leading dual-use technology innovation ecosystem for critical infrastructure and national security. Glenn is a seasoned Canadian venture capitalist, retired special operations officer, and accomplished investor.
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AI Spotlight: Use Cases in the Department of Defense
AI Spotlight: Use Cases in the Department of Defense
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AI Spotlight: Use Cases in the Department of Defense
Tyler Sweatt, Alexis Bonnell, Bonnie Evangelista, Jason Preisser, and George Jackson
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In this special episode of All Quiet, Tyler joins Alexis Bonnell, Bonnie Evangelista, Jason Preisser, and George Jackson for GovExec’s AI Spotlight webinar series.
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Frontiers of Conflict: AI, Policy, and the Future of Defense with Joseph Larson
Frontiers of Conflict: AI, Policy, and the Future of Defense with Joseph Larson
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Frontiers of Conflict: AI, Policy, and the Future of Defense with Joseph Larson
Joseph Larson
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In this episode of All Quiet, Tyler welcomes Joseph Larson, SVP and Chief of Staff at Anduril Industries, and former SES, Deputy Chief Digital and AI Officer (Algorithmic Warfare) at the DoD Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO). Joseph provides an in-depth analysis of the evolving landscape of modern warfare, the pivotal role of algorithmic warfare, and the intricate dance between rapid technological advancements and policy development.
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Identifying and Funding Mission-First Founders with Joe Musselman
Identifying and Funding Mission-First Founders with Joe Musselman
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Identifying and Funding Mission-First Founders with Joe Musselman
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In this episode of All Quiet, Tyler is joined by Joe Musselman, the visionary founder of The Honor Foundation, America’s first career transition institute for Navy SEALs and the U.S. Special Operations community. Joe details the journey that led him to starting The Honor Foundation and SchoolHouse, underscoring their pivotal roles in guiding Special Operations veterans and tech entrepreneurs toward meaningful impacts in the defense ecosystem.
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Transforming the World: DARPA and Quantum Computing with Dr. Joe Altepeter
Transforming the World: DARPA and Quantum Computing with Dr. Joe Altepeter
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Transforming the World: DARPA and Quantum Computing with Dr. Joe Altepeter
Dr. Joe Altepeter
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Today, Tyler Sweatt is joined by Dr. Joe Altepeter from DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office. They discuss the enigmatic world of quantum mechanics, demystifying its complexities and exploring its potential to revolutionize our understanding of the universe and technology.
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Maximizing Product Value for Warfighters in Defense Community with Garrett Smith
Maximizing Product Value for Warfighters in Defense Community with Garrett Smith
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Maximizing Product Value for Warfighters in Defense Community with Garrett Smith
Garrett Smith
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Today, Tyler Sweatt is joined by Garrett Smith, the talented mind behind Reveal Technology. Garrett dives into the transformative journey of bringing cutting-edge products into the defense and national security sectors, emphasizing a product-first approach.
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Leveraging Capabilities for the Public Sector with Winston Chang
Leveraging Capabilities for the Public Sector with Winston Chang
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Leveraging Capabilities for the Public Sector with Winston Chang
Winston Chang
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This week on All Quiet, Tyler is joined by Winston Chang who is the Global Public Sector CTO for Snowflake. Tyler and Winston engage in an enlightening conversation about utilizing public sector capabilities.
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Data-Centric Warfighting with Brigadier General John P. Cogbill
Data-Centric Warfighting with Brigadier General John P. Cogbill
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Data-Centric Warfighting with Brigadier General John P. Cogbill
Brigadier General John P. Cogbill
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Welcoming Season 3 of All Quiet, Tyler Sweatt is joined by Brigadier General John P. Cogbill, a seasoned expert in military operations and innovation within the United States Central Command (CentCom). Together, they discuss the pivotal role of migrating combat power across theaters while mitigating risks, emphasizing global awareness, and shortening kill chains.
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Offset Symposium 2024
Offset Symposium 2024
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Offset Symposium 2024
Tyler Sweatt
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Today on All Quiet on the Second Front, Tyler takes the mic to advocate Second Front Systems’ upcoming Offset Symposium, a cornerstone event driving innovation in national security technology. Reflecting on last year's insights from speakers Peter Dixon and Tyler Rowe, Tyler explores the event's origins and evolution into a platform for critical dialogues and partnerships.
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Glitter & Rage: All Quiet's Season 2 Recap
Glitter & Rage: All Quiet's Season 2 Recap
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Glitter & Rage: All Quiet's Season 2 Recap
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On this episode of All Quiet, Tyler revisits all of the dynamic defense tech discussions from Season 2 of All Quiet on the Second Front. Throughout the season, Tyler and guests navigated the intricate realm of defense innovation, exploring themes like cybersecurity, public and private sector collaboration, and cultural change.
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The Power of Shared Outcomes in Cybersecurity with Chris Hughes
The Power of Shared Outcomes in Cybersecurity with Chris Hughes
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The Power of Shared Outcomes in Cybersecurity with Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes
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Tyler welcomes Chris Hughes, President of Aquia, Chief Security Advisor at Endor Labs, and author of "Software Transparency." During the episode, Chris shares insights on the transformative power of technology, discussing its potential to bridge gaps and foster connections, and the challenges it poses to privacy and societal dynamics.
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People-Centered Data Practices with Dr. David A. Bray
People-Centered Data Practices with Dr. David A. Bray
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People-Centered Data Practices with Dr. David A. Bray
Dr. David A. Bray
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Tyler Sweatt is joined by Dr. David A. Bray, a world-renowned tech leader and named one of "24 Americans Changing the World" by Business Insider. In the episode, Tyler and David share profound insights into the challenges posed by disinformation campaigns targeting public officials and emphasize the need for collaborative networks to counteract them.
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Trends Around Crisis and Risk with Mike LeFever & Roderick Jones
Trends Around Crisis and Risk with Mike LeFever & Roderick Jones
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Trends Around Crisis and Risk with Mike LeFever & Roderick Jones
Mike LeFever
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Roderick Jones
This week on All Quiet, Tyler is joined by Concentric's CEO, Mike LeFever, and Executive Chairman, Roderick Jones. During the episode, Tyler, Mike, and Roderick explore the intricate intersection of geopolitics, capital markets, and cyber threats.
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Defense Acquisitions: Data is In, Status Quo Is Out with Tara Murphy Dougherty
Defense Acquisitions: Data is In, Status Quo Is Out with Tara Murphy Dougherty
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Defense Acquisitions: Data is In, Status Quo Is Out with Tara Murphy Dougherty
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Today on All Quiet, Tyler is joined by Tara Murphy Dougherty, CEO of Govini, a defense software company focused on the defense acquisition space. During the episode, Tara shares her unique journey, offering valuable insights into the challenges within the defense tech landscape.
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The Future of Geopolitics and National Security with Vance Serchuk
The Future of Geopolitics and National Security with Vance Serchuk
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The Future of Geopolitics and National Security with Vance Serchuk
Vance Serchuk
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This week on All Quiet, Tyler is joined by Vance Serchuk, Executive Director of KKR Global Institute. During the episode, they discuss the thought-provoking and multifaceted landscape of geopolitics and national security.
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Going to Market in the Public Sector
Going to Market in the Public Sector
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Going to Market in the Public Sector
Nick Miller
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In this episode, Tyler is joined by Nick Miller, AWS Marketplace Business Leader for the U.S. Federal Government. Together, they delve into challenges and opportunities in bringing commercial innovation to the public sector, and Nick shares sage advice for venture capitalists and non-traditional commercial ISVs entering defense, emphasizing alignment with hyper-scalers and streamlined procurement.
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Bridging Tech and Government Through Community with Josh Marcuse
Bridging Tech and Government Through Community with Josh Marcuse
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Bridging Tech and Government Through Community with Josh Marcuse
Josh Marcuse
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Today on All Quiet, Tyler sits down with Josh Marcuse, unraveling the nexus of technology, government, and community. Josh dives into the strategies for building bridges between the public and private sectors, emphasizing the importance of community-driven initiatives.
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The Human Aspect of Mergers and Acquisitions with Arthur Karell
The Human Aspect of Mergers and Acquisitions with Arthur Karell
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The Human Aspect of Mergers and Acquisitions with Arthur Karell
Arthur Karell
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Tyler is joined by Arthur Karell, a seasoned expert in corporate development. Arthur delves into the complex world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), emphasizing the critical need to align financial knowledge with strategic insights.
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Thinking About Risk From a Cybersecurity Perspective with Donnie Hasseltine
Thinking About Risk From a Cybersecurity Perspective with Donnie Hasseltine
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Thinking About Risk From a Cybersecurity Perspective with Donnie Hasseltine
Donnie Hasseltine
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In this episode of All Quiet, Tyler and cybersecurity expert Donnie Hasseltine enjoy an insightful conversation dissecting the multifaceted world of cybersecurity. Together, they explore strategies to understand and mitigate risks in the digital sphere.
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The Human Element of Tech with Matthew Zimmermann & John Wargo
The Human Element of Tech with Matthew Zimmermann & John Wargo
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The Human Element of Tech with Matthew Zimmermann & John Wargo
Matthew Zimmermann
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John Wargo
Tyler Sweatt is joined by Matt Zimmermann, CEO, and John Wargo, CTO, of Beast Code. In this episode, they unravel the nuances of the defense tech industry, emphasizing trust, transparency, and meaningful partnerships with government agencies.
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Unpacking the Cycles: Investment and Innovation in Dual-Use Technologies with Ryan Lewis
Unpacking the Cycles: Investment and Innovation in Dual-Use Technologies with Ryan Lewis
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Unpacking the Cycles: Investment and Innovation in Dual-Use Technologies with Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis
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Tyler is joined by Ryan Lewis, who brings his expertise on venture capital to explore the nuances of technology, national security, and investment. Ryan is currently Partner at SRI Ventures and serves on various boards across different tech sectors, which gives him a unique perspective on the intersection of finance and innovation.
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Tech Advancement Through AI and International Collaboration with Robert Bassett Cross
Tech Advancement Through AI and International Collaboration with Robert Bassett Cross
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Tech Advancement Through AI and International Collaboration with Robert Bassett Cross
Robert Bassett Cross
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In the latest episode of All Quiet, Tyler and Robert Bassett Cross, Founder and CEO of Adarga, unpack Vantage, an AI tool that is revolutionizing defence data analysis. They discuss the challenges and effective strategies for entering the U.S. Defense market and why the AUKUS alliance is a frontier for innovation.
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The Tactical Edge of Quick Problem-Solving with Nick Sinai
The Tactical Edge of Quick Problem-Solving with Nick Sinai
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The Tactical Edge of Quick Problem-Solving with Nick Sinai
Nick Sinai
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Today on All Quiet, Tyler chats with the accomplished Nick Sinai, author of "Hack Your Bureaucracy," senior advisor at Insight Partners, and adjunct faculty at Harvard University. Tyler and Nick get right to it and delve into defense innovation.
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SkillBridge, Startups, and Strategy: The Criticality of People in Defense Ventures with Ian Eishen
SkillBridge, Startups, and Strategy: The Criticality of People in Defense Ventures with Ian Eishen
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SkillBridge, Startups, and Strategy: The Criticality of People in Defense Ventures with Ian Eishen
Ian Eishen
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Today on All Quiet, Tyler is joined by Ian Eishen, Director of the Global Public Sector for Aalyria, where Ian brings his seasoned public sector expertise from his 23-year active duty role with the Department of Defense. During the episode, Tyler and Ian do a deep dive into Ian's rich experience—from his roles in Intel and special operations to his present endeavors with Aalyria’s innovative communication technology.
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Building Trust in Autonomous Software with Ahmed Humayun
Building Trust in Autonomous Software with Ahmed Humayun
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Building Trust in Autonomous Software with Ahmed Humayun
Ahmed Humayun
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In this episode of All Quiet, Tyler sits down with Ahmed Humayun, who leads the federal growth team at Applied Intuition. Their conversation explores the challenges of transitioning successful R&D projects into operational use within the government and the crucial aspect of trust in deploying autonomous systems.
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Are We Winning? A Decade of Gov Reform with Marina Nitze
Are We Winning? A Decade of Gov Reform with Marina Nitze
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Are We Winning? A Decade of Gov Reform with Marina Nitze
Marina Nitze
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Today on All Quiet, Enrique Oti and author of Hack Your Bureaucracy, Marina Nitze explore the real-world strategies for making government workflows more efficient and responsive. Marina shares her battle-tested strategies involving crisis management, process mapping, and incentive calibration to better navigate the bureaucratic maze.
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Hacking Bureaucracy For a Better Future with Bryon Kroger
Hacking Bureaucracy For a Better Future with Bryon Kroger
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Hacking Bureaucracy For a Better Future with Bryon Kroger
Bryon Kroger
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This week on All Quiet, Tyler chats with Bryon Kroger, Air Force veteran and Founder and CEO of Rise8. Together, they unpack the pitfalls of current risk management and cybersecurity in government operations and Bryon critiques the ATO process, advocating for a more agile, people-centric approach.
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Game-Changing Pivots: The Need for Shifts in Defense Tech with Mike Pansky
Game-Changing Pivots: The Need for Shifts in Defense Tech with Mike Pansky
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Game-Changing Pivots: The Need for Shifts in Defense Tech with Mike Pansky
Mike Pansky
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Today on All Quiet, Tyler and IntelliBridge's Mike Pansky annihilate clichés about working in defense tech and startups. Together, they question the status quo on systems integration and government contracts while emphasizing the game-changing power of teamwork.
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Successfully Growing a Company in a Federal Market with Meagan Metzger
Successfully Growing a Company in a Federal Market with Meagan Metzger
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Successfully Growing a Company in a Federal Market with Meagan Metzger
Meagan Metzger
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This week on All Quiet, Meagan Metzger, Founder and CEO of Dcode joins Tyler and shares her journey going from a tech-savvy taxpayer to a groundbreaking entrepreneur. Throughout the episode, Meagan gives a first-hand look at the realities of tech procurement in the government and where policy reform and leadership can create a well-oiled bureaucracy.
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Defense Tech Essentials: The AQ2F Starter Pack
Defense Tech Essentials: The AQ2F Starter Pack
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Defense Tech Essentials: The AQ2F Starter Pack
Tyler Sweatt
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In this retrospective episode, Tyler takes you on a whirlwind tour of unforgettable encounters, recapping the conversations that flipped typical defense tech talk on its head, and resurfacing epic soundbites and key highlights from Season One episodes and guests.
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Why Data is the New Oil with Mike Weigand
Why Data is the New Oil with Mike Weigand
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Why Data is the New Oil with Mike Weigand
Mike Weigand
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In this episode of "All Quiet on the Second Front," Tyler is joined by cyber security expert and co-founder of Shift5, Mike Weigand. With extensive experience in establishing and commanding cyber organizations, Mike shares his journey from being one of the U.S. Army's first cyber operations officers to co-founding Shift5.
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Scaling Cheat Codes for Success in Government Contracting
Scaling Cheat Codes for Success in Government Contracting
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Scaling Cheat Codes for Success in Government Contracting
Mike Bergen
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Today, Tyler is joined by goTenna's VP of Strategic Programs and Partnerships, Mike Bergen. goTenna is the world's leading mobile mesh networking company and provider of off-grid connectivity, so Mike knows a thing or two about what it takes to sustain success.
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Navigating Our Sci-Fi Reality: Insights on Cybersecurity & AI
Navigating Our Sci-Fi Reality: Insights on Cybersecurity & AI
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Navigating Our Sci-Fi Reality: Insights on Cybersecurity & AI
Ron Gula
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Tyler is joined by cyber nerd and UFO fanatic, Ron Gula. Ron is the President of Gula Tech Adventures, a cybersecurity company focused on cyber tech, cyber policy and recruiting people into the cyber workforce.
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Demystifying Quantum Technology with Jen Sovada
Demystifying Quantum Technology with Jen Sovada
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Demystifying Quantum Technology with Jen Sovada
Jen Sovada
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Tyler has a conversation with Jen Sovada, the President of Public Sector for SandboxAQ, a tech and data intelligence company that uses AI and quantum to solve global challenges.
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Why You Need a Global Perspective to Be Successful with Paul Vingoe
Why You Need a Global Perspective to Be Successful with Paul Vingoe
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Why You Need a Global Perspective to Be Successful with Paul Vingoe
Paul Vingoe
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Tyler chats with Paul Vingoe, the Director of VinDo Technology Ltd, a management consulting firm created to deliver business development, customer success, and regional expertise for US companies to enter the UK and European market at reduced risk.
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Leading Amidst Constant Change with Alexis Bonnell
Leading Amidst Constant Change with Alexis Bonnell
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Leading Amidst Constant Change with Alexis Bonnell
Alexis Bonnell
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Tyler is joined by the former Chief Innovation Officer of USAID and soon-to-be member of the DoD, Alexis Bonnell. Throughout her admirable career, Alexis has become accustomed to forewarning others about the latest technology destined to change the landscape for good.
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Building Supply Chain Resiliency Through Automation with Dave Ferris
 Building Supply Chain Resiliency Through Automation with Dave Ferris
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Building Supply Chain Resiliency Through Automation with Dave Ferris
Dave Ferris
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Tyler is joined by Dave Ferris, the Director of Global Public Sector Capture at Interos Inc. Interos uses AI to help companies reinvent their supply chain management.
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The Reality of Working For a Startup with Chip Colbert
The Reality of Working For a Startup with Chip Colbert
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The Reality of Working For a Startup with Chip Colbert
Chip Colbert
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Today’s guest, Chip Colbert, is the Vice President for DOD and IC at Virtualitics, an advanced analytics company that helps enterprises and governments make smarter business decisions faster with ready-to-use AI that can be understood by analysts and business leaders alike.
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Making the World a Safer Place with TJ Rowe
Making the World a Safer Place with TJ Rowe
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Making the World a Safer Place with TJ Rowe
Tj Rowe
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Today’s guest comes from the Second Front Systems team, the VP of sales, TJ Rowe. After completing his Engineering degree at West Point, TJ spent 7 years as an Infantry Officer with the Army, then carried his success over to the land of commercial real estate.
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Bring Your Data to Life: Get Prepared for Machine Learning with Brian Raymond
Bring Your Data to Life: Get Prepared for Machine Learning with Brian Raymond
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Bring Your Data to Life: Get Prepared for Machine Learning with Brian Raymond
Brian Raymond
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With the continued advancement of machine learning models, it’s only a matter of time before we see the true value of unstructured data.
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The Next Frontier: Exploring the Future of AI with Ben Van Roo
The Next Frontier: Exploring the Future of AI with Ben Van Roo
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The Next Frontier: Exploring the Future of AI with Ben Van Roo
Ben Van Roo
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Tyler sits with Ben Van Roo, the CEO and co-founder of Yurts Technologies Inc., an AI software development company based in the Bay Area. Ben and Tyler talk about the current AI landscape, how it may—or may not—be regulated.
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Pioneering the Path to Quicker Deals with Bonnie Evangelista
Pioneering the Path to Quicker Deals with Bonnie Evangelista
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Pioneering the Path to Quicker Deals with Bonnie Evangelista
Bonnie Evangelista
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Tyler sits with Bonnie Evangelista, Tradewind Execution Lead at the DoD Chief Digital and AI Office. Bonnie’s procurement background gives us some unique insight into the federal contracting and acquisition process, from start to finish.
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Driving Impactful Innovation and Improving Retention with Lauren Hansen-Armendariz
Driving Impactful Innovation and Improving Retention with Lauren Hansen-Armendariz
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Driving Impactful Innovation and Improving Retention with Lauren Hansen-Armendariz
Lauren Hansen-Armendariz
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In this episode, Lauren Hansen-Armendariz opens up to Tyler about some changes, both tangible and philosophical, that she believes would serve both soldiers and the greater mission through boosting morale, increasing retention, and driving innovation at an unprecedented scale.
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Navigating the Shadows of the Valley of Death
Navigating the Shadows of the Valley of Death
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Navigating the Shadows of the Valley of Death
Paul Puckett
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Paul Puckett, the Chief Technology Officer at Clarity, a small business software development company focused on redefining the way the government employs technology to help make our country, and world, a better place.
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Defining and Refining Tech Innovation with Enrique Oti
Defining and Refining Tech Innovation with Enrique Oti
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Defining and Refining Tech Innovation with Enrique Oti
Enrique Oti
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Enrique Oti opens up about some of his blindspots throughout his career, why it’s important to note the distinction between innovation and creativity, as well as his excitement to continue to witness the rapid tactical changes caused by drones in combat.
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Demystifying the IRS with Molly Cain and Harrison Smith
Demystifying the IRS with Molly Cain and Harrison Smith
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Demystifying the IRS with Molly Cain and Harrison Smith
Harrison Smith
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Molly Cain
Tyler takes a step away from defense tech and welcomes in Harrison Smith and Molly Cain from the IRS
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Why You Should Work in Defense Tech with Dylan Mullins & Sarah Hess
Why You Should Work in Defense Tech with Dylan Mullins & Sarah Hess
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Why You Should Work in Defense Tech with Dylan Mullins & Sarah Hess
Dylan Mullins
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Sarah Hess
Tyler chats about the path to working in defense tech with two of Silicon Valley Defense Group’s early-career employees, Dylan Mullins & Sarah Hess.
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Accelerating the Transition of Commercial Tech with Mike Moreno
Accelerating the Transition of Commercial Tech with Mike Moreno
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Accelerating the Transition of Commercial Tech with Mike Moreno
Mike Moreno
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Today Tyler talks with Mike Moreno, a former CIA Operations Officer who now works at the boundaries of technology and global stability within the public sector, VC community, startups and in his role with the business development team at Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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How to Improve Policy and Improve Defense Startups with James Cross
How to Improve Policy and Improve Defense Startups with James Cross
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How to Improve Policy and Improve Defense Startups with James Cross
James Cross
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Tyler cracks a beer with James Cross, the managing director of Franklin Templeton and one of the co-founders of the Silicon Valley Defense Group (SVDG). They advocate for startups by explaining how current policy and the interest of the primes favors small businesses, as well as discussing the importance of visible leadership by organizations like the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and James’ approach to venture capital.
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How to Attract Top Tier Defense Investors with Sam Gray
How to Attract Top Tier Defense Investors with Sam Gray
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How to Attract Top Tier Defense Investors with Sam Gray
Sam Gray
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In this episode, Tyler and Sam take a deep dive into raising capital: from what makes startups attractive to venture capitalists, to everything you should and should not expect from a dedicated and educated VC, and a whole lot more.
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