Defense and National Security

China’s economic rise and the damage inflicted on U.S. industry has been a wakeup call to many U.S. policymakers. But most conventional economists continue to hold firm to their ideological notion that only the market can respond, and that any more proactive government action, particularly focused on key sectors or technologies, is doomed to fail.
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September 23, 2013
Stephen Ezell presented on the pros and cons of how LBTs like offsets impact the global innovation economy.
May 17, 2013
Despite recent investments in energy innovation, budget sequestration could potentially cut DOD energy research and procurement programs by 25 percent compared to FY2012 funding levels.
February 13, 2013
President Obama made a critical step in advancing manufacturing competitiveness during the State of the Union address.
October 16, 2012
Using Energy Innovation Tracker to examine DOD contributions to clean energy.
October 16, 2012
As clean energy innovation continues to progress, further opportunities will arise to comprehensively integrate DOD's innovation ecosystems into a coordinated national energy innovation strategy.
May 31, 2012
Potential budgetary ban on advanced alternative fuels would harm the innovation process.
May 29, 2012
China’s counterfeit products hurt the U.S. and have the potential to comprise mission-critical defense systems.
November 23, 2011
A brief update on energy innovation activities within the Department of Defense.
June 16, 2011
The Department of Defense recently unveiled their long-term strategy for efficiency and alternatives in operational energy.
March 31, 2011
ITIF reviews the indispensable role of public investment and public-private partnerships in fostering energy innovation at the DOD.