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What is the future of the DoD-Silicon Valley relationship?

The U.S. Department of Defense has prioritized strengthening its relationship with Silicon Valley—but is it succeeding, and how would we know? Foretell explores this topic as part of its first Issue Campaign, a research offering where we rely on stakeholder judgment to break complex policy issues down into forecastable questions and then leverage the wisdom of the crowd to forecast those questions.

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Mapping the future of the DoD-Silicon Valley relationship

Through stakeholder interviews, we identified two measures of the state of the DoD-Silicon Valley relationship (outcome measures), six factors that will shape that relationship, and 19 forecastable metrics for the factors and outcome measures. Click on each factor and outcome measure to see a comparison of the stakeholders' and crowd's forecasts. Where applicable, we also highlight disagreements between the stakeholders who expect the DoD-Silicon Valley relationship will improve over the next five years (improve cohort) and the stakeholders who expect it will stay the same or worsen (same/worse cohort), and with which cohort the crowd agrees.

Outcome Measures
Positive relationship. Stakeholders expect an increase would improve relationship and decrease would harm it.
Divided. Stakeholders are divided on how changes would affect the relationship.
Negative relationship. Stakeholders expect an increase would harm relationship and a decrease would improve it.
How are we collecting and synthesizing expert and crowd judgments?
Learn more about our methodology.

Participating stakeholders*

Catherine Aiken, CSET
Anthony Bak, Palantir
Jason Brown, Google; formerly U.S. Air Force, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center
Michael Brown, Defense Innovation Unit
Miles Brundage, OpenAI
Bess Dopkeen, House Committee on Armed Services; formerly Department of Defense
Ed Felten, Princeton
Melissa Flagg, Flagg Consulting and Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center; formerly CSET, Department of Defense
Michael Horowitz, University of Pennsylvania; formerly Department of Defense
Nicholas Joseph, Anthropic
Josh Marcuse, Google; formerly Defense Innovation Board
Igor Mikolic-Torreira, CSET; formerly Department of Defense
Enrique Oti, Second Front Systems; formerly U.S. Air Force, Defense Innovation Unit
Scott Phoenix, Vicarious
Jack Poulson, Tech Inquiry
James Ryseff, RAND; formerly Google, Microsoft
Jack Shanahan, Retired U.S. Air Force, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center
Trae Stephens, Anduril Industries, Founders Fund
Danielle Tarraf, RAND

*Three participating stakeholders requested anonymity.

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