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Building the Base episode 6: Dr. David Bray

Technologist and data expert Dr. David Bray is a leader with the World Economic Forum and a scholar with civil service experience. Bray served as an adviser to the Department…

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Hondo Geurts on the Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast

BENS Distinguished Fellow James “Hondo” Geurts visited the Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast to discuss his op-ed co-authored with General Joseph Votel: Forging the Industrial Network the Nation Needs. Listen…

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Forging the Industrial Network the Nation Needs

Op-ed by General Joseph Votel and James Hondo Geurts The National Interest The might of the U.S. industrial base over the last eighty years has served the country well. The…

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Building the Base episode 5: Kirsten Bartok Touw, Co-Founder, New Vista Capital

Kirsten Bartok Touw is Co-Founder of New Vista Capital and Managing Partner of AirFinance. She is an active early-stage investor in new and emerging advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies. Bartok…

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The Defense Production Act is helping rebuild the US industrial base. Let’s keep it that way.

Recently, the Biden administration has come under criticism for its use of a law which, until its application during the COVID-19 pandemic, was relatively unknown. The Defense Production Act has…

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The War in Ukraine Has Exposed a Critical American Vulnerability

In 1939, when America was emerging from the throes of the Great Depression, our Army ranked 19th-largest in the world, standing behind Portugal and only slightly ahead of Bulgaria. It…

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Building the Base episode 4: Steve Blank, Stanford University Adjunct Professor

Steve Blank is co-creator of the Lean Startup movement and has been part of, or co-founded, eight Silicon Valley startups in fields such as semiconductors, video games, personal computers and…

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Industrial Base Challenges Pose Risks for National Security

The National Security Innovation and Industrial Base (NSIB) is the bedrock upon which American military strength is built, drawing its strength from the economic power of the U.S. economy. In…