LUCYSHYN TO SPEAK AT U.S. – CHINA CONFERENCE
William Lucyshyn, Director of Research and Research Professor at the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, in the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, will speak at the U.S. – China Competition in Defense Technological and Industrial Development, on February 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The workshop is organized by the Study of Innovation and Technology in China Project, the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
Lucyshyn will participate in a panel on “Comparing Current State and Future Trends of the U.S. and Chinese Defense Industrial, Research, and Development Systems”, highlighting the insights and findings from a former conference held at UC San Diego in July 2016 that examined the drivers, dynamics, trends, and implications of the long-term strategic competition between the U.S. and China in defense technological and industrial development. This workshop will present the growing indicators that show direct and intensifying U.S. – China competition.
As a part of the panel, William Lucyshyn will present a paper titled “Trends Threatening U.S. Defense Industrial and R&D Capability”. The talk will summarize the current National Security environment and the performance of the DoD’s weapon acquisition system. Then he will highlight several trends that will continue to present challenges to the development of the required defense capabilities. These include the U.S.’s defense industry consolidation, defense budgets, research investments, and the regulatory burden. The talk concludes with recommendations for steps to moderate the effects of these challenges.