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.
Media and News
The Hill: Are we ready for China to control global communications?
Comfortable with the idea of China controlling the flow of traffic over the Internet backbone? Charles Clancy, MITRE’s vice president for intelligence programs, recommends actions to check Huawei’s massive disruption of 5G before we become even more dependent upon China. Read the Article
Supporting Joint Warfighting with Mission-Level Simulations
How can the United States develop confidence that defenses against hypersonic threats will be effective? How will the Pentagon’s 5th-generation aircraft perform against China and Russia? The only practical way to explore these questions is through computer simulation. But does the United States have the appropriate tools to perform the analyses? Read the Article
The Pentagon Is Sitting on a Chunk of Valuable Airwaves. Why?
Charles Clancy, vice president for Intelligence Programs in MITRE's Center for Programs and Technology, provides insights about industry’s desire to build 5G networks using spectrum currently assigned to the military. Read the Article
Pentagon Seeks Ramp Up in 5G Investment, What Does it Mean for Military Avionics?
Charles Clancy, vice president for Intelligence Programs in MITRE's Center for Programs and Technology, offers his perspective on 5G funding in the DoD FY2021 budget request, which asks for requests $449 million in research and development for the 5G next generation information communications technology program. Read the Article
This App Wants to be the One That Curbs Election Chaos
Voters need facts: how to register, what's on the ballot, when and where to vote. Social media can be an unreliable source. Using MITRE’s SQUINT allows state and local election officials to report this type of disinformation quickly, easily and comprehensively. Read the Article
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