Please join the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, April 23, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for “Leveraging the National Technology Industrial Base to Address Great-Power Competition”, a comprehensive report by William Greenwalt, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy. Greenwalt will present the key findings and recommendations of the report followed by a panel of experts from the perspectives of government, industry, and the legislature. The event will take place at the Atlantic Council’s Headquarters at 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor, in Washington, DC.

In US law, the National Technology and Industrial Base (NTIB) comprises the industrial bases of the United States and three of its closest historical allies, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Canada was included when the original NTIB was established in 1994 and its scope was expanded in 2016 to include Australia and the United Kingdom. That recent expansion has corresponded with a changing threat and technology environment, in which the leading sources of industrial innovation reside outside the defense sector and, increasingly, beyond the US and its Western allies. This new threat and technology environment will require a different type of NTIB to support future defense-industrial planning and execution. The purpose of this new Atlantic Council report is to promote urgent deliberations over what a modern NTIB should look like, and to encourage Congress and the administration to adopt measures that will enable access to defense-industrial resources that are more responsive to the needs of the National Defense Strategy.

The Defense-Inudstrial Policy Series is a platform for senior government executives in defense and aerospace to address the public policies that shape the market for defense goods and services. By engaging government leaders about issues at the interface of defense ministries and industries, the series aims to cultivate a constituency for practical solutions to these challenges.

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This event is open to press and on the record.

Implementing Expansion of the National Technology Industry Base


William Greenwalt

Senior Fellow

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Atlantic Council

In conversation with:

Jeffrey “Scott” Baum

Principal Director for Industrial Policy

US Department of Defense

Samantha L. Clark

Special Counsel


Brett B. Lambert

Vice President of Corporate Strategy

Northrop Grumman