STAR-TIDES is reassessing their social media strategy to communicate effectively, encourage engagement, and incorporate members in discussions more. An active and vibrant STAR-TIDES community that shares thoughts, ideas, and information is critical to the goal of sharing sustainable solutions for development and emergency support, and we need your help. Obtaining feedback from the STAR-TIDES Network is vital to these efforts.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amy Gorman, Research & Program Associate with TIDES in the Center for Technology & National Security Policy at National Defense University at 202-685-3916 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dr. Linton Wells II, Director Center for Technology and National Security Policy and Ms. Neyla Arnas, Senior Research Fellow, CTNSP, were contributed to "The Future Can't Wait: Over the Horizon Views on Development", a joint publication with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of State, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars released this October. The publication was a follow-up to the November 4, 2011, “Symposium on the Future of Development Challenges” in Washington, D.C., an event that brought together development theorists and practitioners, economists and demographers, scientists and futurists to explore and discuss emerging development trends.
From 1-4 October, Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support (TIDES), a Defense Department research project located within the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) hosted the 7th Annual TIDES Technology Field Demonstration. The event showcased low-cost technology solutions (i.e. water, power, shelter) for stressed populations; post--disaster, post-conflict and impoverished. The event featured over 60 exhibitors and included over 700 visitors--student groups from National Defense University and representatives from The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the US State Department, the American Red Cross and a host of other organizations. The event also included presentations by The Honorable Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment); Mr. Scott Sklar, a leading energy expert; and Dr. Walter Dorn, from the Canadian Forces College. The following week from 7-9 October, TIDES exhibited their display inside the Pentagon center courtyard. To check pictures from the event, check out the new STAR-TIDES Photo Gallery!
On 29 October, TIDES exhibited at the first ever Veteran’s Venture Forum in Marshall Hall at Ft. McNair. With direct support from the Angel Venture Forum, the NDU Foundation helped identify and prepare entrepreneurs who are veterans to participate in this forum and pitch their products and ideas to potential investors. TIDES offered assistance and shared the benefits of the STAR-TIDES Network with the veterans. The STAR-TIDES Network brings together private sector innovation for development and emergency support to the DoD and has many veteran-owned or veteran-employed companies already. TIDES re-established connections with American Light Works, and met many other inventions that we have put their products on the TIDES Infrastructure Directory.