In-Q-Tel welcomes the new National Security Strategy’s emphasis on maintaining American leadership in technology and innovation. American success in arenas as diverse as space exploration, digital information, and biotechnology have served American diplomatic, economic, and security interests and promoted democratic values globally. In a new era of great power competition where technology undergirds national power, it is vital to sustain U.S. innovation leadership.
As the nation’s strategic early-stage investor, IQT fully supports the NSS observation that “to succeed abroad, we must invest in our innovation and industrial strength” at home. Strategic public investment is indeed “the backbone of a strong industrial and innovation base in the 21st century global economy.”