Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Hits Capitol Hill to Urge Lawmakers to Create a Digital Service Academy

From a story on by Margaret Harding McGill headlined “Ex-Google CEO promotes digital West Point”:

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt hit Capitol Hill this week to urge lawmakers to create a digital service academy that would train Americans in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and cryptocurrency in exchange for government service.

Why it matters: The looming threat of cyberattacks from U.S. adversaries such as Russia underscores the need for tech-savvy employees through the federal workforce.

Driving the news: Schmidt envisions a four-year, digital training academy for civilians who would then work for the federal government for five years.