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DOD’s Emerging Digital Workforce

A Follow-on Report to the DOD's Hidden AI Workforce

Diana Gehlhaus

Ron Hodge

Jonathan Rotner

October 2023

This report summarizes recent DOD digital workforce trends as an update to our 2021 report. We expanded our definition of AI talent to include data, analytics, software, and AI, referred to here as the “digital workforce,” to be more aligned with Department needs and current workforce planning efforts. We find that the Department of Defense continues to struggle with their ability to define, identify, develop, assign, promote, and retain digital talent.

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