From PJMEDIA by Bridget Johnson,
President Obama issued a memo to heads of government agencies today
on increasing diversity in the national security workforce to make the
diplomacy, development, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and
homeland security complex "more effective at problem solving than
The national security workforce in the
federal government consists of more than 3 million workers from agencies
such as the Intelligence Community, USAID, Treasury Department, State
Department, Justice Department, and the Department of Homeland Security.
said data collected on the departments "indicate that agencies in this
workforce are less diverse on average than the rest of the federal
government," and in 2015 only the State Department USAID Civil Services
"were more diverse in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity than the
federal workforce as a whole."