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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. 

Drifting in Sea Ice Across the Arctic Ocean

In this article written for the May 2019 volume of the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Lawson Brigham describes two upcoming studies in ice drift in the Arctic Ocean, which showcase the increasing importance of monitoring the Arctic Ocean. Brigham also describes the MOSAIC project, and how such studies provide Russia with an autonomous of continuous presence in the central Arctic Ocean.

Copyright U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. Reprinted with permission.

Brazilian Scientist Wins Templeton Prize for Research on Origins of Universe

Image credit: Eli Burakian/Dartmouth College

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