New AtlanticistMay 27, 2021
How to solve today’s tech challenges: secure data, close the digital divide, boost leadership
By Rose Butchart
The decade to come will be the “GeoTech Decade,” in which the technology trends that began in previous years will become fixed in their impact on society. The Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data launched its first report with recommendations to guide leaders as they make choices regarding technology and data.
Rose Butchart was the GeoTech Center’s Senior Advisor for National Security Initiatives.
As a Program Manager for the Department of Defense’s National Security Innovation Network, Rose has managed, designed, and scaled a variety of programs, including a technology, transfer, and transition (T3) program designed to bring breakthrough Defense lab technology to market– and to the warfighter. She also managed a workshop series to tackle some of the military’s intractable problems and a fellowship which placed Active Duty military and Defense civilians at technology startups.
Before coming to NSIN, Rose helped stand up the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program, where her projects included a White House panel announcing the new vulnerabilities equities process; the Aspen Cybersecurity Summit; the Aspen Cyber Strategy Group roundtables; and research on cybersecurity, AI, spectrum policy, and the IoT. She joined Aspen as a Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow with the Aspen Strategy Group, providing research and coordination for Track II dialogues on national security. Rose earned her Master’s in International Relations Theory from the London School of Economics, and her Bachelor’s from the University of Iowa’s writing program. She also speaks some French and Russian.