Tech readiness assessments can gauge weapons risks, usefulness

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For the military, the constant insertion of new technologies into weapons and other systems is important to maintaining a competitive edge. But new technology can be risky. That’s where technology readiness assessments, or TRAs, come in. If done right, TRAs can help agencies know when a technology is ready for use without undue risk. For more, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the chief scientist at the Government Accountability Office, Tim Persons.