In an opinion piece for The Hill, Research Analyst Will Hunt and CSET Alum Remco Zwetsloot argue that funding from the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act and the America COMPETE Act isn't the only resource needed to bolster U.S. supply chains. The U.S. is in need of STEM talent to compete.

Deemed by OODA Loop as one of the best policy research organizations that they track and analyze, the article gives an overview of CSET's latest brief on the U.S. retention of foreign STEM talent.

Training Tomorrow’s AI Workforce

Diana Gehlhaus Luke Koslosky
| April 2022

Community and technical colleges offer enormous potential to grow, sustain, and diversify the U.S. artificial intelligence (AI) talent pipeline. However, these institutions are not being leveraged effectively. This report evaluates current AI-related programs and the associated number of graduates. The authors find that few AI and AI-related degrees and certificates are being awarded today. They propose five recommendations to address existing challenges and harness the potential of these institutions to train tomorrow’s AI workforce.

The Long-Term Stay Rates of International STEM PhD Graduates

Jack Corrigan James Dunham Remco Zwetsloot
| April 2022

This issue brief uses data from the National Science Foundation’s Survey of Doctorate Recipients to explore how many of the international students who earn STEM PhDs from U.S. universities stay in the country after graduation. The authors trace the journeys that these graduates take through the immigration system and find that most remain in the United States long after earning their degrees.

In an interview with Fortune, Margarita Konaev breaks down Russia's AI ambitions and how the current economic sanctions are hindering it progress.

If the U.S. is to succeed in semiconductor manufacturing, the recruitment of foreign-born talent to the U.S. is needed according to Research Analyst Will Hunt in an interview with the South China Morning Post.

CSET Research Fellow Diana Gehlhaus and a panel of distinguished experts discussed steps the United States should take to ensure a robust AI and AI-literate workforce in the future.

Russia’s AI industry faces collapse

| March 8, 2022

Margarita Konaev discussed Russia's stalled AI progress as a result of new technology sanctions and brain drain.

Research Fellow Diana Gehlhaus calls for coordination across the DOD to cultivating talent who can advance the use of AI in an opinion piece for Defense One.

Staying Ahead

Diana Gehlhaus
| November 2021

This research agenda provides a roadmap for the next phase of CSET’s line of research on the U.S. AI workforce. Our goal is to assist policymakers and other stakeholders in the national security community to create policies that will ensure the United States maintains its competitive advantage in AI talent. We welcome comments, feedback and input on this vision at