DEF Gutenberg Writer’s Collaborative


What is Gutenberg?
Gutenberg continues the DEF tradition of creating a culture of innovation in the national security community by helping our members make an impact with the written word. The Gutenberg program partners with aspiring authors to develop concepts, edit drafts, and promote their work through publication. DEF prides itself on producing tangible solutions. Sometimes this means creating a new product or cutting through red tape. At other times this means developing a new process, theory, or paradigm. This national program empowers entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs communicate their ideas to a broader audience in the national security community.


How does Gutenberg work?
DEF members bring a concept or a group of concepts to the Gutenberg team. The concept’s degree of development ranges from a short conversation to an outline to an initial draft of a paper. Gutenberg helps the participant refine the concept, define their audience and intended impact, pick a publisher, write and pitch the paper, and market it after publication.


Would you like to participate in the Gutenberg writers collaborative or just have more questions about the program?
Contact the program director