November 20, 2018
| Samantha Cohen, Gregory Sanders, Andrew Philip HunterThis report analyzes vendors new to federal contracting from 2001-2016 by calculating the survival rates for small and non-small new entrants, and the graduation rates for those that started as small. The number of vendors new to federal contracting have declined since 2005.
This study presents the key steps to be taken to facilitate the successful integration of AI into national security applications based on an accurate understanding of where the AI field currently stands.
The industrial base review coupled with policy and strategy documents gives DoD and its inter-agency network a great deal of homework for the upcoming year as Samantha Cohen and Andrew Hunter of CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group write in a new commentary.
This report analyzes the current state of affairs in defense acquisition by combining detailed policy and data analysis to provide a comprehensive overview of the current and future outlook for defense acquisition.
August 2, 2018
| Andrew Philip Hunter, Samantha CohenUnderstanding how and why export controls have taken on such a central role in the debate over 3-D printing of guns is critical to understanding what the Trump administration’s policy reversal means, and what its implications may be in the years ahead.
July 30, 2018
| Andrew Philip Hunter, Victor ChaResident North Korea experts Victor Cha and Sue Mi Terry discuss Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s latest visit to North Korea. They also weigh in on the possibility of Kim Jong Un’s appearance at the 2018 United Nation General Assembly meeting in September.
July 24, 2018
| Samantha Cohen, Melissa Dalton, Andrew Philip HunterWhile the economic imperative associated with arms transfers is important for industry stakeholders, the security and humanitarian imperatives inherent in this issue should not be forgotten.
In light of the expansion of the National Technology and Industrial Base (NTIB) to include the United Kingdom and Australia, this report informs NTIB partners on barriers and opportunities for effective integration.
The presence of a technologically superior defense industrial base has been a foundation of U.S. strategy since 1945. While the implementation of the budget cuts in the Budget Control Act of 2011 has caused concerns for the industrial base, the resulting debate has...
So at the minimum, this is the first term of the Trump administration’s first NDS. They can update it by statute as needed, as felt appropriate by the secretary. But I would think that you could probably consider this the blueprint for their defense approach.