Accession Number : ADA261553


Title :   Technology for America's Economic Growth, A New Direction to Build Economic Strength


Corporate Author : EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Clinton, William J ; Gore, Jr, Albert


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261553.pdf


Report Date : 22 Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : Investing in technology is investing in America's future: a growth economy with more high-skill, high-wage jobs for American workers; a cleaner environment where energy efficiency increases profits and reduces pollution; a stronger, more competitive private sector able to maintain U.S. leadership in critical world markets; an educational system where every student is challenged; and an inspired scientific and technological research community focused on ensuring not just our national security but our very quality of life. American technology must move in a new direction to build economic strength and spur economic growth. The traditional federal role in technology development has been limited to support of basic science and mission-oriented research in the Defense Department, NASA, and other agencies. This strategy was appropriate for a previous generation but not for today's profound challenges. We cannot rely on the serendipitous application of defense technology to the private sector. We must aim directly at these new challenges and focus our efforts on the new opportunities before us, recognizing that government can play a role helping private firms develop and profit from innovations.


Descriptors :   *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER , *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING , *ECONOMIC MODELS , JOBS , COMPETITION , MANUFACTURING , LAND TRANSPORTATION , COSTS , INTERNATIONAL TRADE , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , ENERGY CONSERVATION , INDUSTRIAL TRAINING , PHYSICAL SCIENCES , INFORMATION SCIENCES , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES) , CIVIL AVIATION , RAIL TRANSPORTATION , INVESTMENTS , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , EDUCATION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE