Rebecca Kagan

Rebecca Kagan was an External Affairs Specialist at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). Prior to CSET, she worked as Deputy Finance Director and Social Media Manager for Maura Sullivan for Congress, and as Senior Finance Staffer for Elaine Luria for Congress. Previously, Rebecca worked in social innovation and entrepreneurship, serving as Associate Director of Changemaker Campus at Ashoka U, the leading global designation for social innovation in higher education. She also co-founded the Food Recovery Network. Rebecca holds a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Brown University.

Is there a rift between the U.S. tech sector and the Department of Defense? To better understand this relationship, CSET surveyed U.S. AI industry professionals about their views toward working on DOD-funded AI projects. The authors find that these professionals hold a broad range of opinions about working with DOD. Among the key findings: Most AI professionals are positive or neutral about working on DOD-funded AI projects, and willingness to work with DOD increases for projects with humanitarian applications.