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21st Century National Security Technology and Workforce


Press Release


The inaugural Reagan Institute Task Force will build on the policy conversations that took place at the 2018 Reagan National Defense Forum by convening prominent thought leaders, public officials, and industry executives to produce a report detailing recommendations to ensure the United States is technologically prepared to meet 21st century challenges and possesses the National Security Innovation Base (NSIB) workforce required to promote America’s security and prosperity, as well as a peaceful international order.

Study areas

Scoping the National Security Innovation Base (NSIB)

Competing in the 21st Century Technological Environment

Unleashing and Harnessing Private Sector Innovation

Cultivating the 21st Century NSIB Workforce

Leveraging Alliances and Partnerships

task force commissioners

The Honorable JIM TALENT


Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

Former U.S. Senator, (R-MO)

the honorable ROBERT O. WORK


Senior Counselor for Defense, Center for a New American Security

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense

Ms. Lisa Atherton 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Textron Systems

congressman Jim Banks (R-IN)

Lieutenant, U.S. Navy Reserve

Mr. Christian Brose

Head of Strategy, Anduril Industries and Former Staff Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services

Ambassador Eric S. Edelman

Counselor, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI)

Captain (Ret.), U.S. Marine Corps

Congressman Andy Kim (D-NJ)

Former National Security Official

congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (d-FL)

Former National Security Specialist, Department of Defense

Mr. Donald J. Rosenberg

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm Incorporated

Dr. Nadia Schadlow

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute and Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy

Mr. Raj Shah

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, and Former Head, Defense Innovation Unit

Mr. Matthew Waxman

Professor, Columbia Law School and Former Principal Deputy Director of Policy Planning, Department of State