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Meet the man tasked with staying ahead of China

United States White House CTO Michael Kratsios
United States White House CTO Michael Kratsios

Welcome to General Intelligence, OneZero’s weekly dive into the A.I. news and research that matters.

The last three years have been good for Michael Kratsios’ career.

In 2017, he left his post as chief of staff for controversial Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel to become the White House chief technology officer. Last month, he became the fourth most powerful person at the Pentagon.

Kratsios, now acting undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, is in command of a $60 billion Pentagon budget and tasked with keeping the United States’ tech ambitions ahead of China.

“Fundamental to preserving our strategic superiority…

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