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America’s Highly Skilled Workforce, the Talent Pipeline, and H-1B Visas

Shortages of highly skilled professionals are one of the most significant challenges for industries across the United States. Many observers believe that government and industry-led training initiatives, access to high-skilled foreign nationals, and robust STEM education programs can and should be part of the solution.

Defense One Tech Summit 2019: The Role of Technology in Great State Competition

Today's national security leaders, industry and allies face a growing power competition between the United States, China and Russia where breakthrough technology will be more critical than ever. On June 27, 2019, leaders in government, military, industry and academia gathered at the 4th Annual Defense One Tech Summit to discuss emerging technologies and their likely impact on national security tactics and strategy. 

Digital Freedom in Russia

Internet freedom in Russia is an important battleground, especially after Vladimir Putin’s recent attempts to create a “sovereign internet” that is overseen by the government. But civil society continues to challenge such attempts. Leonid Volkov, founder of the Internet Protection Society and an IT-expert with over twenty years of professional experience, reflected on the Kremlin’s latest attempts on putting the “Runet” under its control and why he remains optimistic about the Runet’s future. 

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