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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce: Where Are We and Where Do We Go from Here?. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24649.
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Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACS American Community Survey
AI artificial intelligence
ATM automated teller machine
BDS Business Dynamic Statistics
BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis
BED Business Employment Dynamics
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
BPP Billion Prices Project
CES Current Establishment Survey
CPI Consumer Price Index
CPS Current Population Survey
DOT Dictionary of Occupational Titles
EHR electronic health record
GDP gross domestic product
GPS Global Positioning System
IDT interdisciplinary team
IT information technology
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce: Where Are We and Where Do We Go from Here?. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24649.
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JOLTS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey
LEHD Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics
MOOC massive open online course
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics
O*NET Occupational Information Network
QCEW Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
QWI Quarterly Workforce Indicators
R&D research and development
STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
VoIP Voice-over Internet Protocol
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce: Where Are We and Where Do We Go from Here?. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24649.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce: Where Are We and Where Do We Go from Here?. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24649.
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Recent years have yielded significant advances in computing and communication technologies, with profound impacts on society. Technology is transforming the way we work, play, and interact with others. From these technological capabilities, new industries, organizational forms, and business models are emerging.

Technological advances can create enormous economic and other benefits, but can also lead to significant changes for workers. IT and automation can change the way work is conducted, by augmenting or replacing workers in specific tasks. This can shift the demand for some types of human labor, eliminating some jobs and creating new ones. Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce explores the interactions between technological, economic, and societal trends and identifies possible near-term developments for work. This report emphasizes the need to understand and track these trends and develop strategies to inform, prepare for, and respond to changes in the labor market. It offers evaluations of what is known, notes open questions to be addressed, and identifies promising research pathways moving forward.

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