How the Defense Department is pursuing a culture of innovation

Jul 19, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Members of the military present the flag during the national anthem before the game between the American League and the National League at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

How does human capital impact America’s national security? In the latest episode of “Vying for Talent,” U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks discusses the Defense Department’s efforts to resolve workforce challenges, strengthen diversity, and create a culture of innovation. In discussion with co-hosts Ryan Hass and Jude Blanchette, Dr. Hicks emphasizes that talent is “the core” of national defense.

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