Charting New Horizons: Technology and U.S. Competitive Success

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.

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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.