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The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) was built on the premise that the Department of Defense needs to incorporate new problem solvers into DoD processes and fundamentally change the way it solves problems. Since 2016, we have relentlessly pursued our mission to leverage new skills sets and new perspectives to strengthen the DoD’s problem-solving capacity by engaging people to work with the Department of Defense who would not normally do so.

I’m pleased to report that NSIN has continued to achieve outsized impact. We have paired over 6,900 non-traditional problem solvers with over 900 DoD organizations and supported the growth of 370 new companies into the DoD market with significant private and public financial support.

In recognition of our fifth year of solving problems to make the world a better, safer place, I’m pleased to share this Year in Review from our FY21 work, a compilation of stories from a pivotal year of maturation and growth. I invite you to engage with the content from each region to see for yourself, how effective NSIN’s network model can be.

On behalf of TeamNSIN, thank you for your partnership. None of this would have been possible without your collaboration and dedication to challenging the status quo and driving towards excellence in defense innovation.

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Gregory M. Bernard, D.Sc.
Acting Director
National Security Innovation Network

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