Science and Technology, Shaping the Twenty-first Century: A Report to the Congress

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Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1997 - 141 pages

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Page 75 - A sustainable United States will have a growing economy that provides equitable opportunities for satisfying livelihoods and a safe, healthy, high quality of life for current and future generations. Our nation will protect its environment, its natural resource base, and the functions and viability of natural systems on which all life depends.
Page 45 - Infrastructure (NIl), a seamless web of communications networks, computers, databases, and consumer electronics that will put vast amounts of information at users
Page 45 - Development of the NIl can help unleash an information revolution that will change forever the way people live, work, and interact with each other...
Page 133 - White House officials. An important objective of the NSTC is the establishment of clear national goals for Federal science and technology investments in areas ranging from information technologies and health research, to improving transportation systems and strengthening fundamental research. The Council prepares research and development strategies that are coordinated across Federal agencies to form an investment package that is aimed at accomplishing multiple national goals. To obtain additional...
Page 46 - ... intellectual property rights. The Administration will investigate how to strengthen domestic copyright laws and international intellectual property treaties to prevent piracy and to protect the integrity of intellectual property. 8) Coordinate with other levels of government and with other nations. Because information crosses state, regional, and national boundaries, coordination is important to avoid unnecessary obstacles and to prevent unfair policies that handicap US industry. 9) Provide access...
Page 133 - About the National Science and Technology Council President Clinton established the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) by Executive Order on November 23, 1993. This cabinet-level council is the principal means for the President to coordinate science, space, and technology policies across the Federal Government The NSTC acts as a "virtual" agency for science and technology to coordinate the diverse parts of the Federal research and development enterprise.
Page 1 - We live in an age of possibility. A hundred years ago, we moved from farm to factory. Now we move to an age of technology, information, and global competition.
Page 133 - virtual" agency for science and technology to coordinate the diverse parts of the Federal research and development enterprise. The NSTC is chaired by the President. Membership consists of the Vice President, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Cabinet Secretaries and Agency Heads with significant science and technology responsibilities, and other senior White House officials. An important objective of the NSTC is the establishment of clear national goals for Federal...
Page 78 - Nevertheless, the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate.

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