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MISSION

DEF connects and empowers people by convening events, forging partnerships, and amplifying initiatives to inspire and foster a culture of disruptive innovation in the U.S. national security community.

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BOARD

From empowering the voices of the enlisted force to working to bring disparate resource communities together for collective impact, the all-volunteer leadership team works to provide structure and rigor to the serendipitous outputs that result from DEF members convening - both digitally and physically.

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TEAM

Leadership works to put the weight of the national community behind change agents operating at speed to address complex national security challenges in real-world environments.

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SPONSORS/PARTNER

Thanks to our sponsors & Partners

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Join us today to become a part of this 'virtuous insurgency.

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DEFENSE NEEDS INNOVATION

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