Center for Technology & National Security
MITRE launched the Center for Technology & National Security (CTNS) to provide national security leaders with the data-driven analysis and technologically informed insights needed to succeed in today’s hyper-competitive strategic environment. CTNS aims to help policymakers better navigate a dynamic, rapidly evolving technology landscape to advance U.S. interests and strengthen national security. As part of the not-for-profit, non-partisan MITRE corporation, CTNS is built on the experience and expertise of thousands of our nation’s most respected scientific and engineering minds.
Through our publications, educational programs and conferences, CTNS brings together experts and leading authorities from government, academia, industry, media, and policy institutes to drive informed discussion in this era of unprecedented technological change.
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#GOVCITY SXSW Activation
March 14, 2020
As part of a collective of local, state and federal agencies, industry partners and disruptors, MITRE will serve as the media sponsor for the GovCity SXSW Activation event to be held as a part of the official SXSW venue in Austin, TX. GovCity is a collective of public and private sector innovators and mavericks missioned to #innovatethegov. Hear from MITRE at Innovation Toolkit (ITK) working sessions and a book signing session for Lift, a new book by Dan Ward, MITRE innovation catalyst. Learn more.
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Space Policy Pod
Examine events and ideas affecting the space sector. The Space Policy Pod podcast, jointly produced by MITRE, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Space Foundation, is available on Spotify and Apple. Listen to the Podcast
LaPlante Named in "Five Executives Impacting National Security"
The Potomac Officers Club – a division of Executive Mosaic – has recently announced its five government and industry leaders making a difference in the United States' national security mission. Included is Dr. Bill LaPlante, senior vice president of MITRE national security who leads operations for the National Security Engineering Center and the National Cybersecurity FFRDC.Read the Article
Long-Range All-Domain Prompts Roles & Missions Debate
Service rivalries over roles and missions are coming to the fore as DoD and Congress begin to assess what to build for all-domain operations — with a dust-up looming over whether the Army or the Air Force should make platforms for taking out over-the-horizon targets. Read the Article
Cost-Per-Effect Is Best Way to Compare Weapons’ Value
Why should the Air Force should use metrics that account for weapons’ efficiency and effectiveness when calculating the cost of weapon systems? Hear from Dr. Bill LaPlante, MITRE senior vice president, who spoke at an online event hosted by AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. Read the Article
Making the Most of the Air Force’s Investment in Joint All-Domain Command and Control
Joint All Domain Command and Control is about more than just the technical connections between disparate systems. It's about decision-making — and who has the authority to make and implement decisions. Read the Article
MITRE Establishes Center for Technology & National Security Advisory Board
MITRE’s Center for Technology & National Security (CTNS), created to enhance MITRE’s engagement with senior government leadership, named five highly esteemed national security officials to its newly established advisory board. Read the Press Release
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