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Our virtual library is an online repository of all of the reports, papers, and briefings that IST has produced, as well as works that have influenced our thinking.

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Memo

Roadmap to Potential Prohibition of Ransomware Payments

Ransomware Task Force Co-Chairs

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Reports

Unlocking U.S. Technological Competitiveness: Evaluating Initial Solutions to Public-Private Misalignments

Ben Purser, Pavneet Singh

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Reports

Public Private Partnerships to Combat Ransomware: An inquiry into three case studies and best practices

Elizabeth Vish, Georgeanela Flores Bustamante

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Reports

Unlocking U.S. Technological Competitiveness: Public-Private Misalignments in Biotechnology, Energy, and Quantum Sectors

Ben Purser, Pavneet Singh

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Reports

Effects of Electromagnetic Pulses on Communication Infrastructure: An IST Primer

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Reports

How Does Access Impact Risk? Assessing AI Foundation Model Risk Along a Gradient of Access

Zoë Brammer, along with contributors from the AI Foundation Model Access Working Group

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Fact Sheet

DOD and SBA Launch the Small Business Investment Company Critical Technology (SBICCT) Initiative

Strategic Balancing Initiative

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DoD Releases the National Defense Science and Technology Strategy

Strategic Balancing Initiative

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#2 DoD Releases the National Defense Science and Technology Strategy

Bottom Line: On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, DoD released the NDSTS, expanding on what the 2022 National Defense Strategy (NDS) calls America’s “asymmetric advantages” in fourteen “critical technology areas.” The goal of the strategy is to “sharpen [America’s] competitive edge” by promoting innovation and protecting sensitive military technologies. Most importantly, the NDSTS advances the 2022 NDS by specifying how DoD can invest in technological innovation as a major element of American competitiveness and national security.

The NDSTS outlines three lines of effort:

  1. Investing in information systems and establishing processes for improved analysis across all branches of the military (under a strong focus on “jointness”).
  2. Moving “at speed and scale” to field capabilities.
  3. Supporting research and development by investing in critical assets: talent, physical and digital infrastructure, and “more proactive” partnerships with a broader cross-section of industry partners.
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