By Andrew P. Hunter,Ryan Crotty

Technology thoughts within the U.S. division of security (DoD) have introduced unrivaled nationwide protection potential for the USA for the better a part of the final seven a long time. Federal learn and improvement investment is on the center of the U.S. high-technology virtue. carrying on with to push the know-how envelope is principal to keeping U.S. preeminence in army strength. As Secretary of protection Ashton Carter made transparent in his Silicon Valley speech in April 2015, “threats to our protection and our country’s technological superiority are proliferating and diversifying.” The U.S. worldwide lead in safeguard know-how is being actively eroded by means of capability opponents who themselves are pursuing complex applied sciences to increase uneven features that problem the U.S. skill to hold out serious missions. This record explores the context of the worldwide innovation setting that's riding the necessity for DoD to raised connect to the worldwide advertisement economic system. via an expansive set of interviews with specialists, practitioners, and senior officers, the CSIS research staff constructed a suite of concepts, divided the following into basic proposals: (1) inspire greater information of out of doors innovation; and (2) permit larger entry to that outdoor innovation as soon as it's been identified.

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