Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall outlined the need to develop future workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to ensure U.S. technological advantage, the Defense Department‘s Armed with Science blog reported Sunday.
Yolanda Arrington writes that Kendall, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2015, stated the importance of workforce development during his recent visit to the Naval Air Station Patuxent River.
“I’m encouraging people to be engaged in that world and do whatever you can to encourage young people to go into science, engineering and math because of the service they can provide to society, and because it’s fun,” the DoD undersecretary said.
Kendall noted that potential changes to hiring authorities to attract technology workers as well as the latest iteration of the Better Buying Power initiative work to support efforts to sustain the country’s technological superiority.
He said that the strategy of BBP 3.0 centers on technical excellence and innovation and on the field of cybersecurity.