The U.S. is at an inflection point in how we tackle our most critical S&T issues. Implementing a 21st Century S&T strategy will require not merely developing fancy widgets, but also a focus on legal, workforce, and governance issues.
The United States is in a global technology competition with China, whose authoritarian rulers see the acquisition of cutting-edge technology as critical to their revisionist global agenda and Beijing’s future military power. Both the White House and Congress have issued calls for new approaches and a clear S&T strategy to support U.S. competitiveness. This paper summarizes three MITRE recommendations to consider while developing this strategy.