DEF connects and empowers people by convening events, forging partnerships, and amplifying initiatives to inspire and foster a disruptive, connected, and collaborative culture of innovation in the national security community.
There is no questioning the impact potential of informal networks.
DEF has persisted as a strong, informal community of practice within the national security arena for 10 years. It has provided a platform for organic cross-pollination of a uniquely disparate cross-section of national security practitioners ranging from Flag Officers, Lance Corporals to academics, NGO leaders, entrepreneurs, dual-use tech funders, and everyone in between. Facilitating collision points between branches, sectors, and disciplines is important and impactful in and of itself and something DEF has and continues to facilitate.
A COMMUNITY OF DOERS
DEF serves as a convening force to bring strategically relevant, eclectic stakeholders together to amplify individual and collective efforts for positive impact in national security through local chapters “Agoras”
Explore counter-narrative and unconventional approaches to topics ranging from dual-use technology to funding and recruiting deficiencies through a worldwide network unified in a relentless pursuit for positive impact in national security.
A community is as powerful as the individuals within it. Become a virtuous insurgent.