The DOD’s Hidden Artificial Intelligence Workforce. Leveraging AI Talent at the U.S. Department of Defense (Diana Gehlhaus, Ron Hodge, Luke Koslosky, Kayla Goode, Jonathan Rotner, CSET)

This policy brief, authored in collaboration with the MITRE Corporation, provides a new perspective on the U.S. Department of Defense’s struggle to recruit and retain artificial intelligence talent. The authors find that the DOD already has a cadre of AI and related experts, but that this talent remains hidden. Better leveraging this talent could go a long way in meeting the DOD’s AI objectives. The authors argue that this can be done through policies that more effectively identify AI talent and assignment opportunities, processes that incentivize experimentation and changes in career paths, and investing in the necessary technological infrastructure.

The DOD’s Hidden Artificial Intelligence Workforce – Center for Security and Emerging Technology (