The software chief at the Pentagon, Nicolas Chaillan, believes the United States will have “no competing chance against China” in cyber within the next two decades.
Chaillan, 37, resigned his post as the first chief software officer at the Pentagon last week over the slow pace of the United States’ cyber and tech development which is putting the nation at risk of falling behind China. In Chaillan’s view, the U.S. has already lost the battle.
“We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years. Right now, it’s already a done deal; it is already over in my opinion,” Chaillan told the Financial Times in his first media interview since resigning his post. There is “good reason to be angry,” he added.
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