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February 8, 2024
Reagan Institute Announces Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks to Keynote Second Annual National Security Innovation Base Summit
Summit in Washington, DC, on March 20 will launch NSIB Report Card and feature in-person conversations on the state of the U.S. innovation ecosystem
WASHINGTON, DC – The Honorable Kathleen H. Hicks, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, will deliver a keynote address at the second annual National Security Innovation Base (NSIB) Summit, hosted by the Ronald Reagan Institute’s Center for Peace Through Strength on March 20, 2024. The event will launch the second iteration of the groundbreaking Reagan Institute NSIB Report Card.
Deputy Secretary Hicks is working to improve the national security innovation ecosystem, aiming to make the Department of Defense a reliable partner for innovative companies. Her leadership has been instrumental in launching and implementing “Replicator” — an ambitious Pentagon effort to scale and field thousands of attritable autonomous systems.
The Reagan Institute’s NSIB Report Card evaluates the health, effectiveness, and resilience of the national security innovation ecosystem and proposes policy recommendations for improvement. In 2023, this first-of-its-kind assessment delivered harsh grades for customer clarity from the U.S. government and for the state of the innovation talent base and was widely cited as a trailblazing contribution to actors across the NSIB.
The Summit will feature in-person panels and discussions with Members of Congress, Executive Branch officials, innovative industry and technology companies, investors, national security experts, and other thought leaders
Media can request credentials for the summit here.
What: Reagan Institute National Security Innovation Base Summit
Who: Members of Congress, Executive Branch officials, innovative defense industry and technology companies, investors, national security experts, and thought leaders
When: March 20, 2024
Where: Ronald Reagan Institute, 850 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
About the Reagan Foundation and Institute:
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is the nonprofit organization created by President Reagan himself and specifically charged by him with continuing his legacy and sharing his principles - individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride. The Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion and the award-winning Discovery Center, as well as the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s work in Washington, D.C. The Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his First Lady. www.reaganfoundation.orgDownload Press Release