WestExec Advisors and Schmidt Futures partner on a new publication, “A Playbook for the Department of Defense: Recruiting and Hiring Tech Talent”

“This playbook is a blueprint for organizational leaders and human resource professionals at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on how to recruit and hire an exceptional technical workforce.” “The task of leading Department of Defense organizations to be more forward leaning on recruiting and hiring technical talent involves navigating among three main constituency groups: 1.) human resource professionals; 2.) organizational leaders; and 3.) subject matter experts. All three of these groups should be allies in the effort to recruit and [...]

2021-05-20T01:55:30-04:00December 19, 2020|Cybersecurity & Defense, Social Impact|

Michèle Flournoy and Josh Hochman write in the Financial Times: “Treat China’s Border Clash with India as a Clarion Call”

"India and China engaged in their first deadly border skirmish since 1975 this week. Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley, a disputed Himalayan border region. "The news reminded me of working at the Pentagon a decade ago, leading the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, an assessment of US defence strategy and priorities. It was clear to us even then that the rise of China, the world’s most populous country, and India, the world’s [...]

2020-06-26T09:31:48-04:00June 19, 2020|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Michèle Flournoy and Josh Hochman in Bloomberg: “How Big Tech Can Work With China But Protect U.S. Security”

"Virtually every major U.S. tech company is doing business in China, collaborating with Chinese researchers or considering doing so. Now, several are also pushing back against proposals to limit the export of critical technologies to the People’s Republic. They ought to rethink, not just for the sake of U.S. national security but also for their bottom lines. "As the U.S. and China enter a period of greater strategic competition, the latter has adopted a robust strategy to overtake America in a [...]

2020-04-07T16:57:36-04:00January 31, 2019|Cybersecurity & Defense|
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