ETC used data mining and informatics to aid Office of Secretary of Defense in STEM analyses, policy management and updates including complex data analyses and DoD STEM workforce characterizations and analyses .ETC provides technical and engineering support to the ASD(R&E) SDO for workforce modeling, data analysis, assessment and evaluation, and program prosecution.
Supporting the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering ASD(R&E)
In support of SDO and ASD(R&E), ETC completed initial analysis and design for a comprehensive DoD STEM workforce model and established a database to track DoD STEM investments and calculate return on investment (ROI) for building and sustaining the DoD STEM workforce. In addition, we developed innovative approaches to build and sustain the DoD system engineering workforce and used comprehensive taxonomies for DoD STEM fields of study and occupations to shape the present and future technical workforces. We organized a major National Academies study of DoD’s current and future technical workforce needs and the Nation’s institutional capacity limitations in meeting those needs. We have represented the DoD in the working groups for the White House Office on Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Federal Committee on STEM (CoSTEM) and have led major initiatives at the Service Academies and selected prestigious universities to establish joint autonomous systems and systems engineering programs for graduating seniors.
ETC will continue to support these programs and initiatives, while developing new and innovative ways to characterize, understand, build, shape, and sustain the DoD technical workforce.