ERIC Number: ED244811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Issues in Science and Technology, 1982. A Compendium of Working Papers for the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Presented are nine working papers prepared for the National Science Foundation as one means of assisting the Office of Science and Technology Policy in preparing the administration's "Annual Science and Technology Report to the Congress, 1982." The papers explore aspects of three broad themes central to the administration's science and technology (ST) policies and strategies for their implementation: (1) optimizing use of limited resources for research and development (R&D) so that ST can be used more effectively to achieve national goals; (2) developing a set of equitable and consistent guidelines, within the administration's overall ST policy, for dealing with the generation, organization, and dissemination of ST information; and (3) encouraging implementation, by the private sector, of new technologies that can increase the productivity and international competitiveness of U.S. industry. Papers (each preceded by an abstract) focus on: international cooperation in science--U.S. role in megaprojects; trends in collective industrial research; impact of increased defense R&D expenditures on the U.S. research system; training and utilization of engineering technicians and technologists; national security controls and scientific information; issues in ST information policy; legal and regulatory implications of the video telecommunications revolution; trends in computers and communications--offices of the future; and fostering use of advanced manufacturing technology. (JN)
Descriptors: Communications, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Cooperative Planning, Federal Aid, Government Role, Higher Education, Industry, International Programs, Manufacturing, National Security, Paraprofessional Personnel, Policy Formation, Research and Development, Science Projects, Sciences, Technical Education, Technology
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Science Foundation; Scientific and Technical Information
Note: For 1981 edition, see ED 221 364.