National Security Program on Industry and Resources

Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group

The National Security Program on Industry and Resources (NSPIR) focuses on issues related to the health and management of national security programs, the defense industry, and government contracting and acquisition, with an emphasis on the current and future budget and resource environment.

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The National Security Program on Industry and Resources (NSPIR) focuses on issues related to the management of national security programs, the defense industry, and government contracting and acquisition, with an emphasis on the context of the current and future budget and resource environment. NSPIR addresses the need for improved management of budget and program resources across the national security spectrum at a time when the diminishing defense budget and the demands of global competition pose serious challenges for the industry, the military, and the nation.
 
The group's research is organized around three major areas: national security budgets and resourcing, government contracting, and the policy interface that connects these issues to the health of the national security industrial base.

Projects

  • Current Issues

    A short newsletter packed with analysis and solid data on key current issues relevant to the U.S. defense industrial base and related broader topics.

  • Defense Industrial Base and Acquisition

    The Defense Industrial Base and Acquisition project focuses on assessing the health of the U.S. defense industry and analyzing the U.S. defense acquisition process.

  • European Defense Integration

    The European Defense project tracks trends in European defense spending, defense policy, and the European defense industrial base to provide detailed insights in Europe’s defense strategy.

  • Federal Contracting and Contractors

    The Federal Contracting and Contractors project analyzes the growing reliance U.S. government on the private sector for products and services, with an emphasis on the professional and support services, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Organizing for a Complex World

    The Organizing For A Complex World project takes on the issue of how to organize the creation of increasingly complex weapon systems and develop metrics for assessing these systems.

  • Space Industrial Base

    During the past decade, the United States has experienced an ever-increasing reliance on space in the daily lives of its citizens and, significantly, in national security. This project focuses on the interrelationship between national security and the commercial space sector.

  • U.S. Defense Export Control Regulations

    The Export Control project studies how the U.S. government can best protect key technologies and prevent the illicit spread of munitions and dual use goods while facilitating legitimate international defense trade and cooperation.

  • Wall Street and the Pentagon

    The Wall Street and the Pentagon project analyzes the financial health of the defense sector and explores the impact of defense policies on the shape and character of the global defense-industrial base.

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