Corey Johnston serves as the Chief Competition Officer at the U.S. Department of State. In this role, he is responsible for advancing American national security and economic competitiveness interests across private sector, the interagency, and partners and allies. He spent 20 years in the Navy as an operational and policy practitioner in national security, strategy, economic competitiveness, and critical technology. He was a Senior Adviser for Industrial Policy for the Department of Defense and a Diplomat and Assistant Naval Attache in China. Before his current post, Johnston served as Director of International Outreach in the Office of Commercial and Economic Analysis.
Please join ITIF for an event featuring opening remarks by Sen. John Cornyn (T-TX) plus an expert panel discussion about a new report that will articulate how democratic, free-market economies can work together to enhance the innovation potential of their respective semiconductor industries while preserving the industry-led, market-based competition that has characterized the sector for a half-century.