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... Only now for the first time in 30 years is the birthrate exceeding replacement.l2 The result is a shrinkingworkforce, and despite an economic downturn, there is an unprecedented labor shortage, with thousands of jobs going unfilled. 13 ~ The demographics of the United States are changing.
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... 18 It states unequivocally: "Second only to a weapon of mass destruction detonating in an American city, we car think of nothing more dangerous than a failure to manage properly science, technology, and educationfor the common good over the next quarter-century." Another report, "The Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management and Organization,''l9 similarly warned: "Government needs to play an active and deliberate part in expanding and deepening the pool of militay, civilian, and commercial talent in science, engineering, and systems operations the nation will need to maintain its position as the number one space-fariny county in the 2 I st centay. " In January 2001, the U.S.
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... i9 Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management and Organization. Report to Congress [p.

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