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Innovation for Resilience

Innovation for Resilience

Full Title: Innovation for Resilience
Author(s): Suzanne Spaulding, Emily Harding, Hadeil Ali, Joseph Majkut, Harshana Ghoorhoo, Morgan Higman, Devi Nair, Naz Subah, and Sophia Barkoff
Publisher(s): Center for Strategic and International Studies
Publication Date: March 23, 2023
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Description (excerpt):

For the past year, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) studied how the U.S. government can better position itself to promote resilience across four connected focus areas: the workforce, climate security, supply chains, and cybersecurity. Through independent research and a series of roundtables and expert interviews with current and former government officials, academics, think tank practitioners, and industry leaders, the CSIS project team investigated the current capacity for resilience within each focus area, barriers to creating greater resilience, and opportunities for enhancing overall resilience between the focus areas. This report is a compilation of the four research commentaries produced by each focus area team.

This report will begin with an overview of the criticality of workforce resilience and its connection to DEI. The report will then examine innovation and resilience more broadly in the context of climate challenges, supply chain disruptions, and cybersecurity. It will include recommendations from each focus area on how the federal government can more aggressively implement concrete resilience strategies within departments and agencies and in partnership with private industry. Current systems and government processes were not necessarily designed with resilience in mind, but they can and should adapt to meet today’s challenges.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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