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Peter A. Newell


Peter A. Newell is the CEO of BMNT Inc., a Silicon Valley–based innovation consultancy and early-stage tech accelerator. He is a retired U.S. Army colonel and the former director of the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force.

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.