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ERIC Number: ED555229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 162
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-309-30339-2
ISSN: N/A
Review of Specialized Degree-Granting Graduate Programs of the Department of Defense in STEM and Management
National Academies Press
The United States military is arguably the most intensely technological, complex enterprise in existence. When compared to the gross domestic products of other countries, the Department of Defense (DoD) budget ranks above all but about 20 nations. If viewed as a company, it would be the largest globally with the most employees. Major investments in weapons systems using advanced technologies provide an advantage over competing systems. Each weapon, platform, vehicle, and person in an operating force is a node in one or more advanced networks that provide the ability to rapidly form a coherent force from a large number of broadly distributed elements. DoD's ability to create and operate forces of this nature demands a competent understanding by its workforce of the composition, acquisition, and employment of its technology-enabled forces. "Review of Specialized Degree-Granting Graduate Programs of the Department of Defense in STEM and Management" focuses on the graduate science, technology, engineering, mathematics and management (STEM+M) education issues of the Air Force, Navy, and Marines. This report assesses the cost, benefits, and organizational placement of DoD institutions that grant degrees in STEM+M and evaluates alternative ways - for example, civilian institutions and distance learning - to ensure adequate numbers and high-quality education outcomes for DoD personnel. The following are appended: (1) Terms of Reference; (2) Biographical Sketches of Committee Members; (3) Meetings and Speakers; and (4) Select Findings and Recommendations from "Assuring the U.S. Department of Defense a Strong Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce." [This content was written by the Committee on Review of Specialized Degree-Granting Graduate Programs of the DoD in STEM and Management; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Research Council.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Defense
Authoring Institution: National Academies, National Academy of Sciences; National Academies, National Research Council
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: HQ0034-10-D-0003