In this episode, Hondo, Lauren, and Billy discuss the intersection of national security and public/private cooperation. They delve into the development of a full-scale sea glider prototype that can carry humans, highlighting the importance of de-risking and proving the viability of new technologies. Billy emphasizes the need for private companies to generate returns for their investors while also changing the world through passion and motivation.
They explore the challenge of expensive manufacturing facilities and the necessity of building strategic relationships and leveraging financing options, and the conversation touches upon the role of diversity in scaling production and the value of assembling a team with the right skills. Throughout the discussion, they emphasize the core values of prioritizing human safety and adapting to different phases of development. Overall, the episode highlights the significance of public/private cooperation in advancing national security objectives and driving innovation in the aerospace industry.
Hondo, Lauren, and Billy go on to discuss:
- Public-Private Partnerships
- Cybersecurity Collaboration
- Innovation and Technology
- Workforce Development
- Regulation and Compliance
- Data Sharing and Privacy
- Emergency Preparedness and Response