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Author Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Workforce Needs for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Defense Industrial Base (U.S.)

Title Assuring the U.S. Department of Defense a strong science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce / Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Workforce Needs for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Defense Industrial Base, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences with Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Division on Policy and Global Affairs ; National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2012

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 139 pages : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction -- Emerging science and technology fields -- The STEM workforce in the defense industrial base, within DOD, and overall -- Limitations to meeting workforce needs of DOD and the industrial base -- Institutional capacity in education and the DOD investments needed to ensure an adequate STEM workforce
Summary "The ability of the nation's military to prevail during future conflicts, and to fulfill its humanitarian and other missions, depends on continued advances in the nation's technology base. A workforce with robust Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) capabilities is critical to sustaining U.S. preeminence. Today, however, the STEM activities of the Department of Defense (DOD) are a small and diminishing part of the nation's overall science and engineering enterprise. Assuring the U.S. Department of Defense a Strong Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce presents five principal recommendations for attracting, retaining, and managing highly qualified STEM talent within the department based on an examination of the current STEM workforce of DOD and the defense industrial base. As outlined in the report, DOD should focus its investments to ensure that STEM competencies in all potentially critical, emerging topical areas are maintained at least at a basic level within the department and its industrial and university bases."--Publisher's description
Notes "The committee preparing this report, the Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Workforce Needs for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Defense Industrial Base, initially convened a workshop on August 1 and 2, 2011, in Rosslyn, Virginia, for the purpose of gathering a broad range of views from the public sector and the private sector, including major defense contractors, and from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), all of which are stakeholders in the future STEM workforce. A report issued in early 2012 summarized the views expressed by individual workshop participants. An interim report was issued in June 2012 for the purpose of assisting ASD(R & E) with its fiscal year (FY) 2014 planning process and with lahying the ground-work for future years"--Page v
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Audience Scholarly & Professional National Academies Press
Notes English
Print version record
Subject United States. Department of Defense
United States. Department of Defense
Military engineering -- Congresses
Armed Forces -- Vocational guidance -- Congresses
Military education -- United States -- Congresses
Employment forecasting -- United States -- Congresses
Science -- United States -- Congresses
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science.
Armed Forces -- Vocational guidance
Employment forecasting
Military education
Military engineering
Science
United States
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Workshop on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce Needs for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Defense Industrial Base (Aug 1-2, 2011 : Rosslyn, VA)
ISBN 9780309262149
0309262143