It’s about re-imagining the defense industry to better address the challenges of a changing world.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 19, 2012
Smartdefense.org today announced the launch of the Smartdefense.org web site. It will serve as a focal point for the Smart Defense community to connect and organize to advocate for a new approach to defense and security.
The rapidly changing global security environment and increased budget pressure mean that the United States must adopt new business practices to underwrite its domestic and international security agenda. Smart Defense is a movement of concerned individuals, enterprises, and institutions committed to the imperative of improving our approach to national defense for a more secure world. “The Smartdefense.org hub provides a point of reference around which the Smart Defense community can gather to share ideas on how to create a sustainable defense economy that addresses today’s complex global security environment,” said Smartdefense.org co-founder and chairman, Jay Harrison. “It’s about re-imagining the defense industry to better address the challenges of a changing world.”
Smartdefense.org co-founder Gregg Sypeck commented, “While a strong defense is a cornerstone of our nation’s prosperity, it’s only one component of a viable national security. Smart Defense makes the most of our national investment – promoting less conflict and more security through transparent and cost effective ways of doing business. Our goal is to organize the broadest possible community to create a sustainable defense economy that protects and preserves liberty without overwhelming citizens with unnecessary costs.” He added, “Defense budgets are shrinking, but our national security cannot be compromised.”
The Smartdefense.org hub provides a means to engage every sector of the American economy to provide better, cheaper, and faster solutions for persistent security challenges. “The idea is to capitalize on the creativity, ingenuity, and innovation from uncommon sources to solve the ‘wicked’ problems that threaten our security – and to do so in a way that greatly reduces the nation’s financial burden,” said Harrison.
Smartdefense.org was founded in 2011 to advance policies, business practices, and technologies, which promote cost-effective solutions to defense problems as part of an integrated economic, environmental, and social framework.