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Among the topics discussed are the new relationship between federal and state governments implied by the administration's proposals, the usefulness of the concept of "critical technologies" for setting priorities, the creation of new missions for the national laboratories (particularly the three weapons laboratories), the changing nature of the social contract between the government and research universities, the problems that will confront the creation of a national information infrastructure, the best ways to promote small and medium-sized "driver" companies as well as civilian research and development generally, and the relationship between education and the requirements for work in the twenty-first century.
Lewis M. Branscomb is Albert Pratt Public Service Professor and Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University.
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|1||The National Technology Policy Debate||1|
|2||Targeting Critical Technologies||36|
|3||Funding Civilian and Dual-Use Industrial Technology||64|
|4||National Laboratories: The Search for New Missions and New Structures||103|
|5||Information Technology and Information Infrastructure||135|
|6||Industrial Extension and Innovation||167|
|7||Research Universities and the Social Contract for Science||202|
|8||Putting People First: Education, Jobs, and Economic Competitiveness||235|
|9||Empowering Technology Policy||266|