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In this concept paper submission, iQ4 Corporation is describing it's "Enterprise" solution which is a software tool that enables workforce agility, retention through progression, mobility and productivity. Employees can plot a path / plan to identify how to up-skill or re-skill from a current to future career state, resulting in a culture of continuous learning and efficient workforce planning. Enterprise is scalable as employees / organizations adopt and expand the use of it. The focus of the paper is on the NSF as a model first, however, the solution could be implemented across the government (allowing for worker inter-agency mobility) and in any organization, for-profit, or not-for-profit, to modernize the American workforce.
Congress established the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; to secure the national defense; and for other purposes.” With an annual budget of $7.5 billion (fiscal year 2016), NSF funds discovery, learning, innovation and research infrastructure to boost U.S. leadership in all aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research and education.