Monday, April 26, 2021

g-f(2)245 The Big Picture of the Digital Age (4/26/2021), National Defense Magazine, Introducing the Emerging Technologies Institute.

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The National Defense Industrial Association has created the NDIA Emerging Technologies Institute, or ETI. It is a non-partisan organization dedicated to research, analysis and open discussion about emerging technologies and their role in the defense industrial base.
  • The U.S. National Defense Strategy that former Defense Secretary James Mattis signed in 2018 acknowledged the reality that we have peer competitors who have studied and learned from us, and are investing heavily across a spectrum of new technologies.
  • That strategy clearly explained that the battlefield of the future will be won with systems that leverage advances in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomy, cyber, command-and-control, directed energy, hypersonics, quantum science, biotechnology, microelectronics, 5G and space. 
    • The nation that leads in these areas will not only lead the world economically, but will have the most secure and robust defense posture.

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Dr. Mark J. Lewis is executive director of NDIA’s Emerging Technologies Institute. He can be contacted at

Former Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization

Dr. Mark J. Lewis is the former Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. In this role, he was responsible for research, development, and prototyping activities across the DoD enterprise. In addition, he oversees the activities of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Space Development Agency (SDA), the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), the DoD Laboratory and Engineering Center enterprise, and the Under Secretariat staff focused on developing advanced technology and capability for the U.S.military.

He is also Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization.  In this capacity, Dr. Lewis oversees investment and capability analysis of the Pentagon's modernization priorities outlined in the National Defense Strategy. He has oversight of the 11 principal directors assigned to those modernization portfolios and their roadmaps - the comprehensive strategies to manage, provide oversight and guide choices for each modernization priority area. These modernization priorities include 5G; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Autonomy; Biotechnology; Cyber; Directed Energy; Fully Networked Command, Control, and Communications; Hypersonics; Microelectronics; Quantum Science; and Space.

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