Networking and Information Technology R&D Report
On December 16, 2011 the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report entitled “Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development Networking and Information Technology.”
- Press Release (pdf)
- “Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development in Networking and Information Technology” (pdf)
- Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Releases Report on Networking and Information Technology (bespacific.com)
- Federal Support for Networking and IT R&D: Much Less than Meets the Eye (innovationandgrowth.wordpress.com)
- PCAST Report: Supercomputing “Arms Race” May be the Wrong Path Forward (insidehpc.com)
- PCAST eyes a $10-billion boost for energy innovation (blogs.nature.com)
- President’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee Discussion (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
- White House Urges $1B In Fed IT R&D (informationweek.com)
- Thoughts on the PCAST Report (thehealthcareblog.com)
- Science in the Obama White House: An Interview With John Holdren (news.sciencemag.org)
- National Nanotechnology Initiative Opens Its Strategy to Public Input (spectrum.ieee.org)
The President’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), which is part of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), is soliciting information and ideas from stakeholders—including the research community, the private sector, universities, national laboratories, State and local governments, foundations, and nonprofit organizations—regarding the congruence of three areas of research that together are transforming the technology landscape: information technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Specifically, PITAC would like to know:
What are the critical infrastructures that only government can help provide that are needed to enable creation of new biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology products and innovations that will lead to new jobs and greater GDP?
Points to consider include: What are unique opportunities at the intersections of these fields; where is the basic research in these fields taking us and what knowledge gaps remain; what are the impediments to commercialization and broad use of these technologies; what infrastructure is required to properly test, prototype, scale, and manufacture breakthrough technologies; where should the Federal government invest and focus; and what Federal policies or programs relating to these technologies are in need of review and what new programs or policies may be needed in light of recent and anticipated advances in these fields?
Stakeholderscan submit ideas at the OpenPCAST website: http://pcast.ideascale.com and can also submit comments during a live webcast discussion that will take place on Tuesday, June 22 from 10 am to 2:30 pm on the PCAST website.
DATE: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For full agenda and instructions for listening: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2009
President Obama Announces Members of Science and Technology Advisory Council
WASHINGTON – Today, during remarks at the National Academy of Sciences, President Barack Obama announced the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The full membership of PCAST is below.
PCAST is an advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers who will advise the President and Vice President and formulate policy in the many areas where understanding of science, technology, and innovation is key to strengthening our economy and forming policy that works for the American people.
President Barack Obama said, “This council represents leaders from many scientific disciplines who will bring a diversity of experience and views. I will charge PCAST with advising me about national strategies to nurture and sustain a culture of scientific innovation.”
PCAST will be co-chaired by John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Eric Lander, Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and one of the principal leaders of the Human Genome Project; and Harold Varmus, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, former head of the National Institutes of Health and a Nobel laureate.
Dr. John Holdren, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy said, “This PCAST is a group of exceptional caliber as well as diversity, covering a wide range of expertise and backgrounds across the relevant science, engineering and innovation fields and sectors. The President and I expect to make major use of this extraordinary group as we work to strengthen our country’s capabilities in science and technology and bring them more effectively to bear on the national challenges we face.”
The membership of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is below: Read More…