New national strategy seeks to protect critical military technology and capabilities like AI and hypersonics

Nov. 6, 2020
Policy seeks to secure U.S. national security innovation base by strengthening rules, enforcing agreements, and working with like-minded allies.

WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration released a new, all-of-government national strategy for high technology on Oct. 15, setting as its pillars the need to develop new capabilities and protect them from world competitors seeking to steal them. Air Force magazine reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

6 Nov. 2020 -- The document outlines a common set of 20 technology priorities for government agencies to nurture and protect, while acknowledging the list will evolve over time.

In addition to those technological priorities previously set by the Pentagon’s director of defense, research, and engineering -- items such as quantum computing, artificial intelligence, networking, semiconductors, space, and hypersonics -- the new national list includes non-military areas such as agriculture and public health.

The strategy to protect critical military technologies comes in response to peer adversaries’ ability “to mobilize vast resources in these fields,” and steal a march on the U.S., according to a White House press statement.

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John Keller, chief editor
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