ERIC Number: ED228066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Science and Technology Report to the Congress: 1981.
Office of Science and Technology, Washington, DC.
This document is the Reagan Administration's first "Annual Science and Technology Report." Chapter 1 presents overall guidelines of the Administration's national science and technology (S/T) policy. Major decisions and actions taken within those guidelines are described and highlights of the research and development (R&D) components of the President's fiscal year 1983 budget are noted. Chapter 2 discusses nine issues of particular interest to the Administration. The discussions illustrate some of the ways in which the Administration's new national science and technology policy guidelines (highlighted in chapter 1) are being brought to bear on a wide range of national problems. Issues include: science/engineering education; scientific instrumentation obsolescence; role of Federal laboratories; stimulating industrial R&D and innovation; military R&D; space science/technology; nuclear engineering; genetic engineering; and international cooperation in S/T. Federal R&D programs are discussed in chapter 3, focusing on major program thrusts/accomplishments. Programs include national security; space; health; energy; general science/technology; natural resources; environment; transportation; agriculture; education; and international affairs. An analysis summarizing R&D funding across all departments and agencies is provided in the appendix, highlighting R&D policies/trends in the 1983 budget and describing R&D programs of the 13 agencies whose 1983 obligations account for over 99 percent of total Federal funding for R&D. (JN)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Budgets, Development, Engineering Education, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Government Role, Industry, Policy, Program Descriptions, Research, Science Education, Sciences, Scientific Enterprise, Technology
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 038-000-0504-9, $6.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Science and Technology, Washington, DC.