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National Technology and Industrial Base Integration: How to Overcome Barriers and Capitalize on Cooperation

March 9, 2018 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

In light of Section 881 of the National Defense Authorization act for Fiscal Year 2017 that expanded the definition in U.S. law of the National Technology and Industrial Base (NTIB) to include the United Kingdom and Australia, this report informs the NTIB partners on barriers and opportunities for effective NTIB integration. The expansion of the NTIB is based on the principle that defense trade between the United States and its closest allies enables a host of benefits including increased access to innovation, economies of scale, and interoperability. In order to reap the greatest benefits of a new era of NTIB, this report uses the lessons learned from study of the present state of integration to identify areas of opportunity for policy reforms and greater cooperation.

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The Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group would like to thank the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kindom for their generous support for this research.

Andrew Philip Hunter

Mr. Simon Gadd

Counsellor for Defence Acquisition and Technology, British Defense Staff

Mr. Roger Grose

Counsellor Defence Materiel, Department of Defence of Australia

Mr. Ghislain Chaput

First Secretary of Defense Trade Policy, Embassy of Canada