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Dr. Alan MacDougall became the sixth director of the National Counterproliferation Center (NCPC) Nov. 5. He succeeds Annette Totten, who retired from public service after leading NCPC for nearly two years. MacDougall served as NCPC’s deputy director prior to the selection.

From building partnerships and pipelines with schools and universities, to moving jobs out of the Washington metro area, to reworking the security clearance process, agencies are employing a wide variety of strategies to combat the hiring and retention crisis currently plaguing public service.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced the winners of the Open Cross Lingual Information Retrieval – OpenCLIR – prize challenge.  

Leaders from the Department of Defense and intelligence community Thursday emphasized the need for a diverse workforce in support of national security.

“Learning how to be fast followers and adopters takes a cultural shift,” said ODNI Principal Executive Andrew Hallman in his Nov. 5 opening comments at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence panel, The Defense of a Nation: AI Leadership for the Future.

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