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Peter A. Newell


Pete Newell is a retired U.S. Army colonel, former leader of the Rapid Equipping Force, and Chief Executive Officer of BMNT, an advisory company focused on helping the government innovate.

Combat Leaders Go Through Hell to Learn About Risk. The Acquisition Corps Should Do the Same

One reason the “culture of innovation” hasn’t taken proper hold at the Pentagon is that its buyers aren’t trained over and over to weigh uncertainties.


How to Save the Pentagon’s Innovation Insurgency

The former chief of the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force suggests parallel tracks for innovation and execution.