Cyber and Tech Center



The NSI Cyber and Technology Center (CTC) will take on and expand NSI’s current efforts to promote American leadership in technology innovation and engage with policymakers on critical issues at the intersection of technology and national security.


America’s long-standing role as the world’s technology leader has enabled it to cement its role as an economic and political leader as well.  To maintain its global leadership, the U.S. should continue to promote rapid innovation and economic growth domestically, and create effective capabilities to protect and defend the U.S. and allied economic base.

NSI’s CTC’s mission is to promote – through dialogue with experts, engagement with policymakers, and cutting-edge research – American technology leadership and to tackle critical innovation, cyber, and emerging technology challenges.


NSI CTC will focus on six critical issue areas and address new areas as they arise:

  • Tech innovation and economic and national security
  • Collective and collaborative cyber defense
  • Blockchain innovation and national security
  • Emerging tech and national security
  • Evolving cyber threat environment
  • Growing the U.S. tech workforce


Past Events


Launch Events



Fault Lines, the National Security Institute’s flagship podcast, produced a summer series on AI, Breaking Barriers: Understanding the AI Revolution, hosting a number of amazing guests who touched on different aspects of AI, including scientific advancements, policy development, and potential regulation. NSI was happy to hear from:

  • Episode 239 and 240: Dr. Stephen Wolfram, Founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, on the basics and benefits AI and AI policy
  • Episode 241: Dr. Hany Farid, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, on how AI is leveraged for misinformation and disinformation
  • Episode 242: Sue Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, on AI in the defense sector
  • Episode 243: Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology, on the Biden Administration’s AI initiatives and her assessment of China’s current and future AI capabilities
  • Episode 244: Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, on whether AI is a net threat or a net opportunity for the Department of Defense
  • Episode 245: Dr. Charles Clancy, Senior Vice President and Chief Futurist of MITRE and head of MITRE Labs, on where large language models are headed and what sensible AI security looks like
  • Episode 246: Dr. Gary Marcus, Founder and Executive Chairman of Robust AI, on how to balance ethics and the rise of AI in the private sector and society more broadly
  • Episode 247: Ylli Bajraktari, President and CEO of the Special Competitive Studies Project, on how AI is transforming the battlefield and what is at stake if the U.S. loses the AI race to China
  • Episode 248: Will Hurd, candidate for the Republican nomination for President, former U.S. Representative for Texas’s 23rd District, and former Board Member for OpenAI, on what Congress has done in the wake of AI and what that means for Americans
  • Episode 249: Jennifer K. Hay, Director of the Defense Digital Service in the Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Office of the Department of Defense, on how the DOD is responding to and grappling with the AI revolution