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Presidential Leadership to Ensure Science and Technology in the Service of National Needs: A Report to the 2008 Candidates

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Publication Date: September 2008

Publisher(s): Center for the Study of the Presidency

Author(s): Richard A. Meserve; Anne G. K. Solomon

Funder(s): Golden Family Foundation

Funder(s): Golden Family Foundation

Special Collection: Presidential Advisory

Topic: Science and technology (Technology and technology policy)
Science and technology (Science and science policy)

Keywords: Presidential transition; Science policy; Technology policy

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The next President will confront major policy challenges that have essential ingredients of science and
technology-- the renewal of prosperity for Americans in a changed world, environmental protection, climate change, food and water scarcity, energy, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Science and technology play a central role in our society. They enable us to understand the challenges we confront and to develop solutions to overcome them. They are the principal tools by which we can leave a better world for our children. White House leadership is essential in their application. Our
recommendations are intended to enable the incoming President to marshal and utilize essential science and technology assets to address the major policy challenges of our times.