Righty Scaled, Carefully Open, Infinitely Agile: Reconfiguring to Win the Innovation Race in the Intelligence Community   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Executive Summary: "[A]rtificial intelligence, quantum computing, biosynthesis and other new technologies promise to reorder the global chessboard and change the lives of everyone on the planet. The question for U.S. policymakers, and the subject of this report, is whether the United States will lead in the development of these technologies or whether we will follow, and instead merely read about their unpredictable effects in the media. Our national security depends on choosing the former path, as does our economic prosperity and our traditional leadership role in the development of the global norms, rules and institutions that disperse technology's benefits and constrain its destructive potential. Like every element of our government, the U.S. Intelligence Community ('IC') has a crucial role to play in this endeavor. It brings to that role unique assets: robust funding, exceptional people, and technology that is the stuff of Hollywood thrillers. But its innovative capacity is also constrained by necessary secrecy, compartmentalization and rules and a culture that often punishes risk and cements the status quo. Over the last 18 months the Subcommittee on Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research has undertaken a study of existing thought leadership and engaged with IC leaders and experts. This report presents the Subcommittee's views and recommendations and identifies those that are best suited for legislative action, executive branch initiatives, or further study."

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U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: https://intelligence.house.gov/
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