The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) today recommended that the Pentagon open its hiring practices to include civilians who work from home and can handle classified information. DIB members suggested the change in policy as a way to attract tech talent working remotely in the age of COVID-19. […]
In other military and technology news, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) recently suggested the government create a university for training AI talent, a program based in part on public-private partnerships. NSCAI commissioner Jason Matheny last week renewed calls for Congress to work more closely with allies and private companies in order to control the semiconductor pipeline and keep an edge over countries like China. Last month, the Joint AI Center (JAIC), which is structured to act more like a Silicon Valley tech company, signed a $106 million contract to create the Joint Common Foundation, an AI development environment for the military being built with private software.
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