The intersection of economic prosperity and national security poses increasing challenges, demanding a multidisciplinary approach from policymakers. Despite prior Civil Service efforts, frequent reform programs have failed to equip policymakers with lasting expertise to address evolving complexities.
This report explores historical shortcomings and suggests a strategy for sustained improvement. Proposals include prioritising skills for senior leaders in cross-domain policymaking, establishing an "Economic Security Career Cadre" for interdisciplinary development, and implementing common foundational skills and standards across domains. The multifaceted approach aims to enhance the flexibility and expertise needed to navigate the intricate landscape of economic and security intersections.