ERIC Number: ED449029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Technology in the National Interest.
Meares, Carol Ann; Sargent, John F., Jr.
This document addresses goals set forth by "Technology for America's Economic Growth: A New Direction To Build Economic Strength". It highlights the important role technology plays in the American economy and the challenges faced in an increasingly competitive, technology-based global economy. This document describes Federal technology initiatives designed to stimulate economic growth and job creation in the United States. It also traces the evolution of U.S. technology policy, identifying milestones in that evolution from the Constitution of the United States to major legislation in the past decade. This document is divided into an executive summary and five chapters. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the piece. Chapter 2 contains information on the tradition of federal support for science and technology. Chapter 3 concerns national technology policy in an era of global economic competition. Chapter 4 discusses meeting the global competitive challenge and a national technology policy for the 21st century. Chapter 5 highlights challenges in the U.S. technology policy. (SAH)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Factors, Global Approach, Higher Education, Science and Society, Science Education, Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
Office of Technology Policy, U.S. Department of Commerce Publications Request Line: Tel: 202-482-3037.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.