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Tech Wars
Transforming U.S. Technology Development
by Daniel M. Gerstein
September 2022, 275pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7980-7
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A global technology race has begun that will shape U.S. economic and national security well into the 21st century.

This book explores the evolution of the current U.S. research and development enterprise, asks whether this organization remains appropriate to the challenges we face today, and proposes strategies for better preparing for the global technology race shaping our future.

Across the globe, nation states and societies, as well as corporations, technology developers, and even individuals, find themselves on the front lines of a global technology race. As we approach the third decade of this century, the outlines of the contest have become clear. Spending on research and development, such new methods as innovation centers, and inclusion of powerful technologies into governments and society are occurring at a rapid pace. Technology winners and losers are emerging.

How did we arrive at this global technology fight? How and where will it be waged? What can we do to prepare for the future? In 10 chapters, Tech Wars addresses these questions and more, examining the conditions that have led us to this point and introducing new strategies, organizational changes, and resource allocations that will help the U.S. respond to the challenges that are on the horizon.


  • Focuses on how technology affects society and individuals, recognizing that a discussion of technology must also include such topics as economics, trade, military activities, and other human endeavors
  • Demonstrates through historical precedents and examination of potential alternative futures that changes in the global research and development ecosystem are needed
  • Highlights the importance of technology to the economic and national security of the United States
  • Explains how and why our science and technology, research and development, and innovation capabilities should be adapted
Daniel M. Gerstein, PhD, is a national security professional and technology expert who has served the United States in senior government positions as well as in uniform, industry, academia, and think tanks. He was acting undersecretary and deputy undersecretary in the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate. Gerstein served on four continents while participating in combat, peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance, and homeland security efforts. He held high-level assignments in the Pentagon for more than a decade. He has also served as vice president for Homeland Security Services at L-3 Communications and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy) as Principal Director for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).
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