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The Offshoring of Engineering: Facts, Unknowns, and Potential Implications
ing out the next version of the space program to reenergize youth, or maybe it’s MacGyver on steroids on the Web. But whatever it is, we know we need to reengage the population to give us the talent we need for the future.
In summary, what about offshoring? First of all, it differs from industry to industry. It is a very exciting issue, and, at the end of the day, we should be optimistic. Offshoring for us is an opportunity. But we have to get at the roots of who we are as people living in the United States of America and bring forward what we have always been able to do best. The biggest risk we face is complacency. But, culturally, as a country, we have what it takes to succeed.
America was, is, and always will be the lion. America knows how to eat. The gazelles are out there, and we are going to figure out how to feed ourselves. The key to that is some of the things summarized during this conference. Academia, industry, and government all have major roles to play.