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Virtual Event | Executing a National Technology Strategy

Oct 21, 2021
10:30am to 11:45am


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Ideas abound for actions the United States should take to better position itself for the unfolding global technology competition. Concerning topics as diverse as raw materials to semiconductors to STEM education, a nonstop cavalcade of presidential directives, congressional bills, industry proposals, think tank reports, and pronouncements by big-name luminaries have been issued as measures to address American economic competitiveness and national security challenges.

The U.S. government lacks a strategic construct to merge these ideas—for research and development spending, public-private partnerships, tax policy and subsidies, immigration reform, and education—into a coherent whole. The United States must develop an intellectual framework that can serve as a roadmap for successful, long-term American innovation and technological leadership. Alongside this comprehensive framework, the United States needs a blueprint for how to operationalize it.

On Thursday, October 21 CNAS hosted a virtual event on executing a U.S. national technology strategy.



Keynote Speaker:

Senator Michael Bennet
U.S. Senator for Colorado
United States Congress

With featured speakers:

Michael Brown
Director
Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
U.S. Department of Defense

Emily Kilcrease
Senior Fellow and Director
Energy, Economics and Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Megan Lamberth
Research Associate
Technology and National Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Martijn Rasser

Senior Fellow and Director
Technology and National Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Loren DeJonge Schulman
Vice President, Research and Evaluation
Partnership for Public Service
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Center for a New American Security

John Costello
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Center for a New American Security
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Intelligence and Security
Department of Commerce