Discussion Topic for Panel Session 2: Need Your Inputs

Thank you again for participating in the Panel Session 2 yesterday afternoon.  We encourage you to continue to share your feedback below. Here is the discussion topic for Panel Session 2 again:

Estimate the STEM workforce needs by number and field of the DoD and its defense contractors under each of the following three budget scenarios:
*a. The current 5-year defense budget continues under identical basic assumptions.
**b. An abrupt change in security threats calls for an abrupt 35 percent DoD budget increase over that in 2.a above.
***c. A peace dividend calls for reallocating 25 percent of the DoD budget in 2.a to other national needs.

*The outlays for FY 2010 were $667 billion for “DoD-Military” (Function 051). The estimates for the out-years were as follows (in billions): FY’11: $740; FY ’12: $707; FY ’13: $648; FY’14: $637; FY’15: $644; and FY’16: $651. (SOURCE: President’s Budget FY 2012)
**Roughly the percent increase, in real terms, in DoD spending from FY 2001 to 2005 following 9/11; compare also the 25 percent increase from FY 82 to FY 89.
***Roughly the percent decrease, in real terms, in DoD spending from FY 1990 to 2000 following end of the Cold War

You may also email your responses and inquires on this question to DoDPanelSession2@nas.edu.

Many thanks,

- Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Workforce Needs for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Defense Industrial Base

Discussion Topic for Panel

Estimate the STEM workforce needs by number and field of the DoD and its defense contractors under each of the following three budget scenarios:
*a. The current 5-year defense budget continues under identical basic assumptions.
**b. An abrupt change in security threats calls for an abrupt 35 percent DoD budget increase over that in 2.a above.
***c. A peace dividend calls for reallocating 25 percent of the DoD budget in 2.a to other national needs.

*The outlays for FY 2010 were $667 billion for “DoD-Military” (Function 051). The estimates for the out-years were as follows (in billions): FY’11: $740; FY ’12: $707; FY ’13: $648; FY’14: $637; FY’15: $644; and FY’16: $651. (SOURCE: President’s Budget FY 2012)
**Roughly the percent increase, in real terms, in DoD spending from FY 2001 to 2005 following 9/11; compare also the 25 percent increase from FY 82 to FY 89.
***Roughly the percent decrease, in real terms, in DoD spending from FY 1990 to 2000 following end of the Cold War

Please share your comments below.  You may also email your responses and inquires on this question to DoDPanelSession2@nas.edu.