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 US 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.
The first of two articles examining European tech startups changing the face of the continent’s defense industrial base.
Russia’s all-out war in Ukraine forced Europe to re-assess its security policy. Germany is now reassessing its reassessment.
More than six months of fighting have hit the Russian army where it hurts, sapping its will to continue Vladimir Putin’s adventure.
Future military advantage will be earned through rapidly employed offensive drone swarms and simultaneous defense against enemy swarm tactics.Read Now
Meet the Defense Tech Team
Gordon B. "Skip" Davis, Jr.
Joanna van der Merwe
Allies and partners must work together to build a democratic digital domain.
Democratic values and principles are the foundation of the transatlantic alliance.