Proposed DOD Reforms Could Attract Top Engineers: Report

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT) -- The Defense Department's struggles to retain science and engineering experts often lead the agency to fill expertise through contracts, but high demand in the private sector increases costs, according to a Thursday report from the National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council.

To meet future demand for science, technology engineering and mathematics expertise, the DOD must recast itself as an appealing career destination, and it should also reassess its security clearances for some STEM contractors, especially for experts who are non-U.S. citizens, the report said....
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