From the report: "The Deputy Secretary of Defense directed the Defense Business Board (“DBB” or “Board”), through its Talent Management, Culture, and Diversity Advisory Subcommittee (Subcommittee), to submit an independent report (“Report” or “Study”) examining, from public- and private-sector perspectives, the approaches, methodologies, and best practices used to identify talent, match jobs, and build talent pipelines.1 The Terms of Reference (ToR) for this Study, found in Appendix D, guided the full scope of the Subcommittee’s research, interviews, and analysis to provide recommendations to the Department of Defense (“DoD” or “Department”) for the purpose of:
• Improving civil service recruiting efforts; • Building a civilian talent pipeline for needed skills;
• Improving the effectiveness of recruiting, messaging, and the value proposition;
• Identifying metrics to better measure success of its civil service recruitment programs; and
• Removing organizational, policy, or legal impediments to improve the accession pipeline."