Talent

Stealth technology was one of the most decisive developments in military aviation in the last 50 years. With U.S. technological leadership now under challenge, especially from China, this issue brief derives several lessons from the history of Stealth to guide current policymakers. The example of Stealth shows how the United States produced one critical technology in the past and how it might produce others today.

CSET Research Analyst Dakota Cary discusses the differences in work culture between cybersecurity workers in China and the United States.

In a review of the recommendations by a key government commission on ways to bolster the U.S. tech industry, this Forbes column points to a study by CSET's Remco Zwetsloot that delves into ways to attract and retain overseas tech talent.

Reconsidering the ‘China Initiative’

Inside Higher Ed
| March 2, 2021

CSET Senior Fellow Anna Puglisi weighs in on the China Initiative and whether the Chinese government is exploiting its talent programs to target U.S. innovation.

Assessing the Scope of U.S. Visa Restrictions on Chinese Students

Remco Zwetsloot Emily Weinstein Ryan Fedasiuk
| February 2021

In May 2020, the White House announced it would deny visas to Chinese graduate students and researchers who are affiliated with organizations that implement or support China’s military-civil fusion strategy. The authors discuss several ways this policy might be implemented. Based on Chinese and U.S. policy documents and data sources, they estimate that between three and five thousand Chinese students might be prevented from entering U.S. graduate programs each year.

CSET research finds that one-fifth of Chinese students will not be allowed to enroll in STEM programs due to U.S. visa restrictions.

CSET report reveals that most workers and researchers in the field of artificial intelligence come from overseas.

The U.S. AI Workforce

Diana Gehlhaus Santiago Mutis
| January 2021

As the United States seeks to maintain a competitive edge in artificial intelligence, the strength of its AI workforce will be of paramount importance. In order to understand the current state of the domestic AI workforce, Diana Gehlhaus and Santiago Mutis define the AI workforce and offer a preliminary assessment of its size, composition, and key characteristics. Among their findings: The domestic supply of AI talent consisted of an estimated 14 million workers (or about 9% of total U.S. employment) as of 2018.

Editor’s Notes: China’s STEM Students in U.S. Pose Problem

National Defense Magazine
| January 12, 2021

Research from a CSET analysis emphasizes the growing number of Chinese students studying STEM in the United States.

CSET senior fellow Tarun Chhabra has been named the Senior Director of Technology and National Security for the Biden-Harris administration.