Joint Commission Letter to Congress on National Security Workforce Recommendations

Today the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC), and the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (NCMNPS), sent a joint letter to the leadership of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees (SASC and HASC). The letter, signed by the chairs and vice chairs of the commissions, requested that the SASC and HASC consider taking action in the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on the recommendations each commission has submitted to Congress on the national security workforce.

In their letter, the leadership from the commissions outline the urgent need for the SASC and HASC to act now to reform how the U.S. government recruits, trains, and educates its workforce in order to maintain its lead in the world. Specifically, they request that SASC and HASC leadership consider their recommendations on streamlining hiring processes and recruiting beyond the normal methods while maximizing the use of existing authorities to attract and retain world-class talent.

“It is critical for the U.S. government to change its current hiring posture to retain our position as the leader in AI. The recommendations outlined in the NSCAI’s first quarter recommendations provide a foundation for the future workforce to help the U.S. win the AI competition,” said Eric Schmidt, NSCAI Chair.

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