DOD Drops Plan To Urge Contractors To Support Sciences

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has scuttled a plan to encourage its contractors to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, known as STEM, in the country’s schools and universities.

The Pentagon said in Wednesday’s Federal Register that it was backing away from plans to amend Defense Acquisition Regulations System to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, which requires DOD to encourage contractors to develop so-called STEM programs.

The agency said its previous education initiatives were not a necessary...
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