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February 23, 2024

Senator Todd Young and Congressman Adam Smith to Speak at the Ronald Reagan Institute’s Second Annual National Security Innovation Base Summit

The Summit will also feature the Institute’s newest NSIB Report Card assessing the U.S. innovation ecosystem

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) will participate in a bipartisan fireside chat 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.

Senator Todd Young (R-IN) serves on the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations; Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and Finance. Senator Young has played a leading role in protecting U.S. technological competitiveness by co-authoring the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act.

Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) is the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a leader on the National Defense Authorization Act, which sets policy for the Department of Defense and the U.S. Armed Forces. Ranking Member Smith has been a champion of acquisition reform and the integration of innovative technology into U.S. warfighting systems.

The NSIB 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.
At the Summit, the Reagan Institute will also release its second NSIB Report Card, which evaluates the health, effectiveness, and resilience of the national security innovation ecosystem. In 2023, this first-of-its-kind assessment delivered harsh grades, particularly when it came to U.S. government customer clarity and the failure to provide stable, sufficient funding to acquire and scale critical technology solutions.

Media can request credentials for the Summit here.

What: Reagan Institute National Security Innovation Base Summit
Who: Senator Todd Young, Congressman Rob Wittman, Congressman Adam Smith, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, Under Secretary of Defense for
Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu, 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 (RRPFI) is the sole nonprofit organization created by President Reagan charged with continuing his legacy and advancing his principles – limited government, individual liberty, economic opportunity, freedom and democracy, peace through strength, 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, the award-winning Reagan Leadership Academy, and the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s mission 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. More information is available at

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