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Optimizing the contributions of Air Force civilian STEM workforce : RAND Corporation , 2020


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From the preface: "The U.S. Air Force’s ability to accomplish national security goals relies heavily on research advances in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The current shortage of STEM professionals has a direct impact on how the Air Force is able to carry out its mission. Addressing the gap in the Air Force’s civilian STEM workforce and optimizing the productivity of its existing civilian STEM employees falls squarely within the Air Force’s responsibility. Because of concerns over the shortage of civilian STEM professionals, especially those with advanced degrees, Air Force leadership asked RAND Project AIR FORCE (PAF) to explore the existing academic and professional literature to gain insights into how organizations such as the Air Force should manage, support, and organize their current civilian STEM workers to best leverage their talents and thereby maximize performance."



DiNicola, Samantha E., Ross, Shirley M., Herman, Rebecca, Chindea, Irina A., Donohue, Amy Grace


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