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Mr. David Kerner is a Senior Science and Technology Advisor with the Tauri Group, LLC. His expertise lies in science and technology policy, functional needs and alternatives analyses, technical requirements development, and sustainable energy policies and practices. He has over 25 years of experience supporting the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy in combating weapons of mass destruction, detecting landmines, developing strategic energy strategies, and deploying renewable technologies. Mr. Kerner also has served as a mechanical engineer for the Aerojet Liquid Rocket Company and as a Science and Technology Advisor to the New York State Legislature. He holds a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University and an MS in Science and Technology Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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Authored by Dr. Scott Thomas, Mr. David Kerner.
National Security relies heavily on the ready availability of energy resources in the types, quantities, and locations the military demands. While U.S. energy needs are currently met, the shrinking gap between global supply and demand draws the world closer to a tipping point at which human behavior is less predictable, competition overwhelms social and geopolitical normalizing forces, and conflict becomes more likely and more pronounced. Given concerns about future resource availability, DoD would be well served by devising and implementing a sustainable, resilient energy strategy that addresses current projections and adapts to evolving conditions.