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Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Rodriguez at the Heritage Foundation on the future of US technology in space

Forward Defense Senior Advisor Stephen Rodriguez discusses revolutionary technology for US space dominance.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Space

Thu, Jul 8, 2021

Rodriguez in Government Matters on the risks of sole-sourcing

Forward Defense Senior Advisor Stephen Rodriguez interviewed for an article in Government Matters titled "Sole-sourcing spare parts hinders military readiness, says national security expert."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Rodriguez on in Defense News on the Pentagon’s supply chain

Forward Defense Senior Advisor Stephen Rodriguez in writes in DefenseNews on the state of the Pentagon’s supply chain."

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Industry

Stephen Rodriguez is a senior advisor with the Forward Defense practice at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the founding partner of One Defense, a next-generation strategic advisory firm that leverages machine learning to identify advanced software and hardware commercial capabilities and accelerate their transition into the defense industrial base. He is also a venture partner at Refinery Ventures, an early-scale fund investing in dual-use technologies across the country.

Rodriguez began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton supporting their national security practice. In his capacity as an expert on game-theoretic applications, he supported the United States intelligence community, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security as a lead architect for the Thor’s Hammer, Schriever II/III, and Cyber Storm wargames. He subsequently was a vice president at Sentia Group, an artificial intelligence company, and served as chief marketing officer for NCL Holdings, an international defense corporation.

Rodriguez serves as a board director or board advisor of ten venture-backed companies, including Duco, Edgybees, HatchApps, HighSide, Omelas, Uniken, Ursa Major Technologies, Vantage Robotics, WarOnTheRocks, and Zignal Labs, as well as the non-profit organizations Public Spend Forum and Training Leaders International. He is also the senior innovation advisor at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Rodriguez received his B.B.A. degree from Texas A&M University and an M.A. degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He is published in Foreign Policy, WarOnTheRocks, National Review, and RealClearDefense.

Rodriguez resides in Washington, DC with his wife, Laura, who is a venture capitalist with Bulldog Innovation Group, and their children, Fletcher, Violet, and Pierce.