Integrating Texas research, entrepreneurship, SMB and Military to enhance outcomes for federal partners

NSIC creates large-scale outcomes by fostering active collaboration across communities of interest that are otherwise separated by constraints of geography, institutional barriers, or funding rules.

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Ensuring Texas is the partner of choice for federal innovation missions

Our Goals
Who We Are

The National Security Innovation Council (NSIC) is a Texas 501(c)6 non-profit focused on providing an integrated, statewide approach to accelerating innovation for solving National Security problems.

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Our Mission

This is about creating speed in problem solving, increasing the level of government support to innovation, and allowing Texas-based companies and institutions access to more opportunities collectively than they could individually. We will take an ambitious and holistic approach in creating an operational model that sustains shared understanding of national security problems, constantly renews awareness of Texas-based entities who can solve those problems, and effectively guides activities to connect the two and enable solutions. The desired end state is an outcomes-based public-private consortium that drives, builds, and sustains a “whole-of-state” collaborative culture of innovation that rapidly offers solutions to difficult national security problems.

Texas Defense Spending

Over $10B increase of spending in Texas from 2021 to 2022, from $47.3B to $58.0B

Nearly 10.4% of total US defense spending occurs in Texas

214,865 defense personnel in the state of TX, with $12.1B in personnel spending

2.5% of Texas GDP allocated to defense spending

$45.6B in contract spending, and $340.6M in grant spending

68% of defense contracts in supplies and equipment, followed by 26% in service and 6% in R&D

Tarrant and Dallas receive the most defense contract spending dollars, being $18.6B and $9.8B, respectively

Our Board Members And Staff are top executives from industries and organizations across this great state.