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Beyond Offset: Will the US Maintain Its Military Edge?

The Beyond Offset project aims to build a community-of-interest that will examine the challenges of U.S. technology strategy and advance candidate solutions for the Pentagon and industry. Co-chaired by the Honorable William Lynn III, CEO of Finmeccanica North America and the Honorable Michèle Flournoy, CEO of the Center for a New American Security, the Beyond Offset project was co-directed by Shawn Brimley, Executive Vice President and Director of Studies and Ben FitzGerald, Former Director of the Technology and National Security Program.

The Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense have both stated publicly that they believe the U.S. military is losing its technological edge. To remedy that decline they have commenced an initiative to assure the U.S. military’s technological edge through the next several decades. Based on the ‘offset’ strategy of the late 1970s, which spurred development of game-changing technologies that helped underpin U.S. defense strategy for decades, this new effort comes at a critical time in the debate over Pentagon policy and investment priorities. The project will release a number of reports, co-host a web-based discussion via the popular forum War on the Rocks. This project builds directly on our Creative Disruption project.  Join the conversation on Twitter using #BeyondOffset

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