Critical and emerging technologies will define the way the United States conducts warfare in the 21st century. These technologies are critical to America's ability to deter, deny, and defeat adversaries who are also seeking to cultivate these technologies for their own security and geopolitical objectives. To compete effectively, the United States should rethink how it acquires leading edge technologies from the commercial sector. The Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is a leader in these efforts.
On Wednesday, June 22, CNAS hosted a virtual event with DIU Director Michael Brown. Brown will discuss the DIU's recent accomplishments and will provide his own insight into what the U.S. government should do to navigate the global technology competition moving forward.
Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
U.S. Department of Defense
Senior Fellow and Director
Technology and National Security
Center for a New American Security