Principles

Principles that form the basis of Trust and protect freedoms. There principles enable fast, frictionless, and secure collaboration.

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Reciprocity
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Respect for:

  • Rule of Law
  • Property
  • Sovereignty of Nations
  • Planet
  • Human Rights
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Trust

Commission Comparisons

  • Coalition of 15 Nations
  • Inc/All Designated Nat’l Security Tech Sectors
  • Multi-Sector Transformational Expertise
  • Practical Defensive & Offensive Strategies
  • Public/Private Partnership Led
  • Build Network w/ 27 Advisory Councils
  • Buy-in & Implementation Focused
  • Utilize Proven Tech Statecraft Model
  • Unifying Principle: Trust
  • 1-Key Metric: Adoption of Trusted

Other Tech Commissions

  • US Centric
  • Limited to 1-5 Tech Sectors
  • Lack of Transformational Leadership Experience
  • Constrained to Policy Recommendations
  • Government Only or Private Sector Only
  • More Inward Looking
  • Report Focused
  • Proven Models Did Not Exist
  • Unifying Principle: ?
  • Key Metric: Quality of Report

Objectives

Our experts provide research, training, and policy recommendations on tech sectors that are vital to U.S. foreign policy and national security interests

Assemble

Assemble a diverse team of Honorary Co-Chairs, 15 Country Commissioners and 12 Tech Commissioners to lead their Advisory Councils.

Develop

Develop a comprehensive set of offensive and defensive strategies in 12 national security tech sectors to combat techno-authoritarianism.

Build

Build a Global Trust Network of companies, institutions, industry leaders, and countries to drive the widespread adoption of trusted technologies.

Define

Define a set of Universal Tech Trust Standards and establish a Certification Center for Trusted Technology.

Create

Create a trusted tech movement by a rolling thunder of marketing communications with a state-of-the-art website and a powerful system of amplifiers.

Publish

Publish quarterly updates and final report with policy recommendations for governments and institutions as well as practical strategies for companies.

Architect

Architect the Global Tech Security Strategy that rallies and unifies nations, leverages the innovation & resources of the private sector and amplifies trust principles.

Tech Sectors

The Commission is focused on technologies that are critical to American and allied national security and foreign policy, and advocates for a global tech agenda that reflects freedom, democracy, and human rights.

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Meet Our Co-Chairs

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Keith Krach

Chairman and Co-Founder Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue

Kersti Kaljulaid

Former President of the Republic of Estonia

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb joined Blinken and Raimondo on a tour of Purdue’s Birck Nanotechnology Center, highlighting the leading-edge research and workforce development efforts at Purdue that can help the United States restore domestic semiconductor manufacturing and competitiveness abroad.

Europe’s energy woes, in the wake of the Russia–Ukraine war, should spur us to take the question seriously

Welcoming the CHIPS Act being signed into law, Keith Krach, former Under Secretary of State and Chairman of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, said, “This is a big day for America – for national security, our global economic security, and our long-term prosperity. The investment will create thousands of jobs across the entire supply chain and create a broad ripple effect of technical training and know-how throughout the tech ecosystem.”

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As President Biden and Micron President Sanjay Mehrota on the newly signed chips legislation. And we want to get more on that bill now, which includes about $52 billion to boost domestic semiconductor research and development.