SCSP Hosts Quarterly Board of Advisors Meeting


Yesterday, the Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP) convened its final quarterly Board of Advisors meeting of 2023 in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting, chaired by Dr. Eric Schmidt, was attended by Nadia Schadlow, Mac Thornberry, and SCSP’s panel experts and advisors. 

The topics of the day’s discussions included geopolitics and technology, generative AI, national spectrum strategy, and the latest on Ukraine, the Middle East, and Taiwan.

“This has been an exciting year for AI developments and this board meeting showcased that SCSP continues to be at the forefront of the intersection of national security and technology. I look forward to another great year in 2024,” said SCSP Chair Dr. Eric Schmidt. 

The topics were discussed by high-level government officials, national security specialists, emerging technology experts, and academics including CIA Deputy Director, the Honorable David Cohen; Director of the White House Science and Technology Policy Office, the Honorable Dr. Arati Prabhakar; Adviser to the British Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister on Artificial Intelligence, Henry De Zoete; Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies, Anne Neuberger; Deputy Senior Director for China and Taiwan, Dr. Rush Doshi: and President of the Institute for the Study of War, Dr. Kim Kagan.

“These quarterly discussions bring together leading experts from across the government, private sector, and academia to illustrate the important role technology is playing globally and the need for leadership in this space. Conversations like these are critical to our work, including our recently released Action Plan for U.S. Leadership in Advanced Compute and Microelectronics and our Framework for Identifying Highly Consequential AI Use Cases,” said SCSP CEO Ylli Bajrakari. 

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