Citing a potential shortfall in quality STEM workers, a report from the National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council urges the Department of Defense to overhaul its recruitment practices and reassess its requirement for security clearances for some science, technology, engineering and math positions, the Huffington Post reports.

"STEM assignments at the DOD that involve more procedure and bureaucracy than technical challenge and mission are unlikely to satisfy the high-quality STEM professionals the DOD needs to recruit," C.D. Mote, professor of engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park said in a statement. "Making DOD employment an attractive...

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