2021 National Security Forum - On Demand Detail

Development and Acquisition of Advanced Technologies

The challenge of rapidly developing and deploying advanced technologies to meet the needs of warfighters and intelligence officers has plagued the national security community for decades. The problem has been exacerbated in recent years by attempts to implement quick fixes that  condensed the timetable for access to technology from 'non-traditional' sources. However, these fixes have done little to tackle the larger problem. During this session, experts will provide insight on the development and acquisition of advanced technologies. They'll touch on the challenges that must be addressed, the lessons learned from their successes, and recommendations for specific actions necessary to improve the capabilities of our warfighters and intelligence officers.


Mike Allison, Senior Intelligence Analyst, US Army Futures Command
Nathan Diller, Director, AFWERX
Patrick Tucker, Technology Editor, Defense One