Schmidt working with former Deputy Secretary of Defense
As reported by Medium publication OneZero, Schmidt has been leading a federal commission with former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work to build the new tech school.
It will serve as an accredited, degree-awarding university, where young students will be trained on digital skills like cybersecurity, coding, and AI with regular year-long coursework and then guided for internships and placements.
The development of this academy has been supported unanimously by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, the agency Congress launched in 2018 to prioritize AI development to match the strides being taken by China.
However, NSCAI's commissioner and former FCC head Mignon Clyburn has noted that the institute should be inclusive in its recruitment.