Category: Events, News

Title: Event: Innovation in the Midst of Great Power Competition

Date Published: April 3, 2019

Great power competition played out in the “gray zone” demands that the U.S. and its allies think differently about maintaining a secure, free, and prosperous world. Are current investments in innovation suitable for this endeavor? Do the U.S. Government and industry invest well in the right things based on a common understanding of what “winning” looks like?

On April 8, Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies and the Pentagon’s MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator hosted a panel of experts to discuss these and other questions on how America can continue to lead in a fluid geopolitical and business world.


  • Dr. Sarah Sewall, former Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights
  • Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force
  • Carrie Wibben, Deputy Director of the Defense Security Service
  • Hon. Robert O. Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • Moderator: Prof. Chris Taylor, Georgetown University

This event is made possible by the generous support of MD5.