Season 1 Episode 13

Nicolas Chaillan takes on the Pentagon, China and TikTok

Nicolas Chaillan

Nicolas Chaillan, former Air Force Chief Software Officer, resigned from the DoD over frustrations with what he called a lack of innovation, collaboration and agility. He gets into those issues and talks about how the U.S. can invest more in technology to compete with China in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. Why you should listen:

  • Nicolas offers a candid and controversial view of the military’s approach to the growing technological threat from China.
  • He outlines his view for a Pentagon that is more agile, collaborative and competitive.
  • Hear from a former DoD insider about some of the institutional barriers that can hinder innovation and software advancements.