About

The Washington Security Forum is an independent, non-profit public policy research institute founded in 2013.  The mission is to encourage research and discussion on how American national security connects to advanced science and technology topics, including cyberspace, airpower, space, and energy resources.

The Washington Security Forum’s goal is to provide policymakers with impartial insights on emerging US and global technology trends and their impact on national security, public sector investment and policy options.  The target audience includes the national security analytic community, policymakers, media and industry opinion leaders in the Washington, DC area and beyond.

Read the colors of the logo: orange to represent advanced technology, blue to represent the airpower foundation of military power, and silver white for integrity and excellence.  Three stars pay homage to General George Washington’s rank.

Why Washington Security Forum?  Because our homebase and perspective is Washington, DC.  But there’s another reason.  George Washington saw how military prowess, scientific understanding, business sense and a drive for exploration shaped the new America.  The name echoes the innovative spirit of this greatest of Americans.

The Washington Security Forum began as a series of occasional papers on national security issues.  The Forum’s first event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on February 7, 2012. Dr. Rebecca Grant and General John Corley, USAF, Ret. discussed the Obama administration’s decision to initiate a new stealth bomber program.  (Read the 2012 report here at newstealthbomber.

The Initial Board of Directors includes Gen. John Corley, USAF, Ret.; Mr. Robert Dudney; Dr. Rebecca Grant, Executive Director; Col. Bob Haffa, USAF, Ret.; Lt. Gen. Chris Miller, USAF, Ret.; and ADM John B. Nathman, USN, Ret.

Here’s where to find a short bio of Rebecca L. Grant