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Mon, Feb 8, 2021

Rodriguez in Defense One on defense spending and priorities

On February 8, Defense One published an article titled "How to reconnect the Pentagon's strategy to its budget" by Forward Defense senior advisor Stephen Rodriguez and Center for Government Contracting research fellow Eric Lofgren.

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Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Rodriguez writes in ARMY Magazine on defense reform

Forward Defense Senior Advisor Stephen Rodriguez writes in ARMY, the magazine of the Association of the US Army (AUSA), on the need for defense reform.

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Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Rodriguez hosts discussion for America’s Future Series

On October 26, Forward Defense senior advisor Stephen Rodriguez hosted a panel discussion titled “Trusted Capital/Defense Industry Investing” during Join Military Pitch Day for America’s Future Series.

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Stephen Rodriguez is a senior advisor in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Mr. Rodriguez is the founder of One Defense, an agile network of market leading, non-traditional technology companies, venture capital firms and research universities dedicated to scouting advanced software and hardware applications and enabling their transition into the national security enterprise. He has also served as a Venture Partner supporting the above-market venture portfolio performance of SineWave Ventures, Scout Ventures and Abundance Partners.

Mr. Rodriguez began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton shortly before 9/11 supporting their National Security practice. In his capacity as an expert on game theoretic applications, he supported the United States Intelligence Community and DOD as the lead architect for the Thor’s Hammer, Schriever II/III and Cyber Storm wargames. He subsequently was a Vice President at a artificial intelligence company (Sentia Group) and served as Chief Marketing Officer for an international defense corporation (NCL Holdings).

Mr. Rodriguez serves on the Board of CENSA, DMGS, HighSide, ODL Services, Omelas, Public Spend Forum, Training Leaders International, Uniken, Vantage Robotics, and WarOnTheRocks. He is also Senior Advisor at the Atlantic Council and the Asymmetric Warfare Chair at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Mr. 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. Notably, his graduate thesis on conflict resolution in the Caucasus resulted in an invitation to join incoming Secretary of Defense Robert Gates transition team in late 2006.

Mr. Rodriguez resides in Washington D.C. with his wife, Laura, a venture capitalist with Bulldog Innovation Group and their children, Fletcher and Violet.