Defense Tech Initiative

Leveraging Technology for Our Collective Defense

About the Program

CEPA’s Defense Tech Initiative (DTI) helps the United States and its partners and allies leverage emerging and disruptive technologies to enhance collective defense and prepare for future threats. In an increasingly contested world, the ability to do this more effectively than competitors such as China and Russia will shape the global role of the transatlantic Alliance over the next decade. Bringing together U.S. and European policymakers, military officials, industry leaders, and tech experts, the work aims to foster dialogue and strengthen transatlantic cooperation on defense tech. Through strategic convenings and cutting-edge analysis, the Initiative seeks to harmonize transatlantic perspectives, encourage public-private collaboration, spark innovation and investment, and build a more robust policy framework around defense technology issues.

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From emerging battlefield technologies to harnessing the power of AI and digital innovation, the Defense Tech Initiative gathers thought leaders from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss the most pressing issues of today.
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Meet the Digital Innovation Team

James Foggo

Distinguished Fellow
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Joel Hickman

Deputy Director, Transatlantic Defense and Security
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Ivanna Kuz

Program Assistant, Transatlantic Defense and Security
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Brian Michelson

Senior Fellow
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Nicholas Nelson

Senior Fellow for Emerging Tech and Policy
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Joanna van der Merwe

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Krista Viksnins

Program Assistant, Transatlantic Defense and Security Program
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Technology and Innovation

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