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Join DEF

DEF started as a movement of passionate doers that saw a need for greater innovation in the defense and national security community. We have continued to grow the virtuous insurgency since our first national conference in 2013, leaving a question of how best to scale and incorporate all the incredible participants.


As always, DEF is free to join – we value diversity and recognize that low barriers to entry are important to cultivate a vibrant community. Since piloting a membership concept in September 2017, we have been listening to feedback and looking to shape a program that supports our action-oriented community as we continue to grow.


We hope the new opportunities are exciting and allow you to amp up your insurgent activities as we continue working hard and bring us closer to the goal. Regardless of your desire to support the virtuous insurgency, we hope that you will engage in the discussion, find opportunities to help out your teammates, and take every opportunity to encourage a more innovative national security culture.

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