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Where is Information Technology Taking Us?

Spring 1997


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From the Hill


President proposes 2.2 percent boost in R&D budget; Gramm bill would double R&D funding; Russian delay on space station causing alarm; Biennial budget urged.


Editor’s Journal: Is Anybody Listening?


Kevin Finneran

The real action begins after an article is published in Issues.


A Fresh Approach to Immigration


Alan Fechter, Michael S. Teitelbaum

Federal policy should be fine-tuned to respond to the particular conditions of scientists and engineers.


Don’t Look Back: Science Funding for the Future


Michael McGeary, Philip M. Smith

Evolving national priorities and a tight budget necessitate a new approach to federal spending.


From Technology Politics to Technology Policy


Lewis M. Branscomb

The nation needs--and can have--a multifaceted bipartisan policy to promote innovation.


Fixing the National Laboratory System


Charles B. Curtis, David W. Cheney, John P. McTague

Having reviewed the recommendations of outsiders, the Department of Energy responds with a plan of action.


A New Business Agenda for Improving U.S. Schools


Norman R. Augustine


Global Telecommunications Rules: The Race with Technology


Cynthia Beltz

New services and capabilities are undermining the old monopolistic regime; to be relevant, international rule-makers must get in step.


Roundtable: The Future of Computing and Telecommunications


Ten years from now, will we still say that we have been driven by the reckless pace of innovation? -David Clark


Forging a Path to a Post-Nuclear U.S. Military


Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr.

The increasing effectiveness of U.S. conventional weapons is making large cuts in the U.S. nuclear arsenal possible.


Book Review: Insight on the Inner City


Sheldon Danziger

When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor
, by
William Julius Wilson.


Book Review: Raising expectations


George Campbell Jr.

Aptitude Revisited: Rethinking Math and Science Education for America's Next Century
, by
David E. Drew.


Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission