Defense and National Security

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Defense and National Security
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March 19, 2019
As Dorothy Robyn and Jeffrey Marqusee write for RealClearEnergy, many key technologies for the civilian energy sector could be advanced if the Department of Defense and Department of Energy collaborated more effectively.
March 5, 2019
The Defense Department will invest $1.6 billion this year in research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) that is directly related to energy. This report recommends how to leverage those investments for civilian energy innovation without compromising their military value.
December 14, 2018
The federal government invests approximately $121 billion per year funding research and development (R&D) in everything from agriculture to health, defense, energy, and a host of other areas.
April 25, 2018
All companies face cybersecurity challenges, but few small businesses take even basic steps to protect themselves. Congress should take steps to bring them up to par.
October 16, 2017
It’s time for a new approach to counterintelligence outreach to the commercial sector—one that focuses more on recognizing and responding to threat indicators, less on turning to investigators once damage has already been done.
October 27, 2016
Commercial spying is a threat not just to U.S. companies, but also to U.S. national security, writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files. Our national security now critically depends on our national power, which in turn is dependent on broad-based U.S. technological leadership.
July 29, 2016
When the federal government committed $500 million to invest in a Manufacturing Innovation Institute, non-governmental entities pledged twice as much, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
January 19, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation has filed comments supporting the proposed rule change as a critical first step towards making federal spending data truly open.
September 9, 2015
Defense R&D generates significant spillover benefits for the U.S. economy, writes Adams Nager in Innovation Files.
July 1, 2015
Until U.S. policymakers address concerns from foreign customers that U.S. companies may be more vulnerable to NSA surveillance than their non-U.S. counterparts, U.S. companies will continue to face a disadvantage selling their products and services abroad, writes Alan McQuinn in Cyber Defense Magazine.

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