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The U.S. military is the largest in the world, and ensuring that its more than one million service members build knowledge, skills, and proficiency in an ever-changing military-technology environment is a considerable challenge. RAND helps to inform and improve training tools, force planning, and educational opportunities for military personnel, including the post-9/11 GI Bill for veterans.

  • Royal Air Force Flying Officer Syd Janota, Pilot Training Next 2.0 student, observes a fellow student flying a virtual-reality training sortie at the PTN facility at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas, March 18, 2019, photo by Dan Hawkins/U.S. Air Force

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    Air Force Nonrated Technical Training: Improving Efficiency

    Jun 29, 2020

    What are some ways to improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the Air Force's technical training enterprise for both officers and enlisted personnel? There may be some lessons the Air Force can take from higher education institutions.

  • Shot of a young businesswoman using a digital tablet during a late night at work, photo by PeopleImages/Getty Images

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    Software Acquisition Workforce Initiative for the Department of Defense

    Mar 31, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Defense seeks to advance the ability of its software acquisition workforce to rapidly and reliably deliver complex software-dependent capabilities. What competencies are needed for an effective software acquisition workforce?

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