National Academy of Sciences

For A Report Assessing The US Department Of State’s Science And Technology Capacity And Assets

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The U.S. Department of State has requested that the National Academy of Sciences conduct a current, unbiased assessment on the Department's capacity to draw effectively on U.S. science and technology assets in developing and achieving U.S. foreign policy objectives. Recent strengthening of the department's science and technology assets have been based on recommendations from a (now-outdated) 1999 report, which this grant would seek to update. Non-government funding is necessary in order to avoid conflicts of interest in the Academy's provision of advice to a Federal Agency. Such a report would examine the changing environment for the role of science and technology in diplomacy over the past decade, exploring issues of bioterrorism, climate change, communicable diseases, water scarcity, energy, oceans and more, to answer the question: "How can the department use its limited resources most effectively in addressing key science and technology issues of the future?" This grant would support the preparation, review, and dissemination of this report.
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