ERIC Number: ED307157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Policy Task Force Hearing Summary. The Technical Enterprise for Computers, Communications, and Manufacturing in the 21st Century. Report Prepared for the Technology Task Force, Transmitted to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session (November 1987).
It has been acknowledged that the federal government has a responsibility to provide significant support for the nation's basic research whereas the role for support of technology is less understood. This report concerns a study on the determination of the appropriate role of the federal government in technology development. Currently the federal government's principal roles in technology development are the funding of basic research and the procurement of advanced strategic technology. The witnesses at this hearing were two college professors and two industry executives. Major topics addressed in the hearing included: (1) a summary of past technological concerns; (2) organization and functions of the federal government's research and development program; (3) the place of university research and development in a competitive industrial environment; and (4) factors currently effecting private industry. Included is a list of the members of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and the Technology Policy Task Force. (MVL)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Science, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Industry, Policy Formation, Political Attitudes, Research and Development, Research Utilization, Science and Society, Technological Advancement, Technology
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
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