As a result, it warps the process, distorts priorities, impacts readiness - and at its core - results in a drift from core competancy.
As an executive branch agency within the Department of Defense, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) supports the President's budget. ONR provides technical advice to the Chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of the Navy.
This is just another example of the fuzzy-wuzzy side of Diversity. The first side is the hob-nail booted Commissariat of the Diversity Industry that makes its money off of division and the promotion of sectarianism. The other side is the group that just wants to feel better about themselves, and to be able to show the Diversity Industry that they "get it" - "it" being what the sectarians say it is at that moment in time. They are usually the ones that want to play the paternalistic Great White Father as they try to manage whatever personal racial guilt they feel they need to compensate for with the lives and careers of innocent younger generations. The perfect auto-erotic exercise for those who feed of this FOD. Case in point for the fuzzy-wuzzy follows.
Office of Naval Research
Corporate Strategic Communications
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 1, 2011
ONR Officials to Examine Challenges of Creating
a Diverse Workforce at World Leadership Summit
ONR Director of Research Dr. Michael Kassner, and Dr. Anthony Junior, ONR’s education programs manager, will gather with influential representatives from across defense, public and private industry to discuss the implications of developing and maintaining a diverse workforce.
Junior will moderate a panel focused on the challenges of serving the defense, security and government sectors; the impact of regulatory requirements on diversity; and science, technology, engineering and mathematics’ (STEM) role in the defense and government marketplace.
The summit will conclude with Kassner providing an overview of naval STEM programs aimed at attracting and growing a diverse technical talent pool for the Navy and Marine Corps, during a gala honoring Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans, to be held at the New York Stock Exchange.
“Our message is clear: we are serious about ensuring continued access to a number of technical skills that are unique to the U.S. naval enterprise,” Kassner said. “In particular, the way forward is to attract, inspire and educate young people across the entire cultural, gender and socio-economic spectrum, who are willing to meet this critical demand.”
The Department of the Navy has made long-term commitments to diversity and to investing in K-12 STEM education and outreach. The focus on STEM and recruiting the next-generation workforce is vital to the Navy because more than 50 percent of its scientists and engineers become eligible for retirement by 2020.
The World Diversity Leadership Summit, launched in 2004, gathers senior corporate, government and nongovernmental organization officials from across the globe to focus on the complex challenges and opportunities related to global diversity management. ONR is one of more than 75 organizations, many of them Fortune 500 companies, participating in this year’s event.
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About the Office of Naval Research
The Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps' technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 70 countries, 1,035 institutions of higher learning and 914 industry partners. ONR employs approximately 1,400 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel, with additional employees at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.
... and who did they task with this? Geoff Fein, ONR's Senior Science Writer. Your tax dollars at work.