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Senate bill would woo high-tech ninjas to military

Friday, May 17, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Joe Gould  |  May 16, 2019  |  C4ISRNET


The Pentagon has a reputation for failing to attract the hi-tech experts it needs to compete against modern threats, but legislation offered Thursday aims to turn that around.

The co-founders of the Senate’s artificial intelligence caucus ― Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio ― introduced the bipartisan Armed Forces Digital Advantage Act as a way to establish a career track for computer scientists in the military.

“Much like how the military recruits for and provides incentives to individuals with foreign language skills, senior military leaders and civilian leadership have repeatedly emphasized the need for a workforce with a digital engineering skillset,” said Heinrich said. Heinrich chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee’s panel on strategic forces. READ MORE...

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