Meeting New Challenges for U.S. Industry

Every issue explores cutting-edge developments in technology, medicine, education, climate change, and much more. Articles provide in-depth analyses of science and technology’s impact on public policy, the economy, and society—bringing today’s best minds to bear on tomorrow’s most critical topics.

Editor's Journal

  • The Ehlers Report

    To be fair, one should be realistic about what can be achieved in a relatively brief overview of all U.S. science and technology (S&T) policy. When House Speaker Newt Gingrich directed the… Read More

From the Hill

  • From the Hill – Winter 1999

    R&D is big winner in 1999 federal budget A last-minute congressional spending frenzy helped boost federal R&D funding significantly in the FY 1999 year to $80.2 billion-$4.1 billion or 5.3 percent more… Read More



Book Reviews

  • Pollution Control in the United States book cover by J. Clarence Davies

    EPA analyzed

    To the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is faced with legislative requirements to better explain its goals and achievements under the Government Performance and Results Act as well as numerous other independent… Read More
  • The cover of a book titled Atomic Audit

    Nuclear Reckoning

    After a truly admirable research effort, Stephen Schwartz and his colleagues have calculated for the first time the cost of all aspects of the U.S. nuclear weapons program, from its inception in… Read More
  • Global Public Policy by Wolfgang Reinicke

    A stressful world

    Pundits and other policy sophisticates in Washington love to lampoon Americans who worry about preserving national sovereignty. Although there are extremists whose paranoid fantasies are absurd, we do live in a world… Read More
  • The Productive Edge by Richard Lester

    The Future of the US Economy

    Barely a decade ago, many if not most commentators portrayed the U.S. economy as reeling under the onslaught of foreign competition. In industry after industry, on virtually every measure of competitiveness from… Read More
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