Accession Number:

ADA261553

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1993-02-22

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Investing in technology is investing in Americas 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 todays 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE