The Pentagon should learn from the private sector to increase efficiency, civilian employee training opportunities and match employees with job function, the Defense Business Board recommended, according to Federal Times.

“The department doesn’t know its employees’ capabilities and requirements for the future, the systems to manage them, the policies to enable the new generation of skilled employees or the programs to upskill them,” the board said in a report requested by DOD. “Most pressing, it lacks the cultural foundation, organization and data approach to take its place as a bastion of STEM development.”

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