A very sobering report has been released by the committee that first issued “Rising Above the Gathering Storm.”

stormcover-smA very sobering report has been released by the committee that first issued “Rising Above the Gathering Storm.” While finding that progress has been made in some areas, th

e committee, chaired by Norman Augustine, warns in a new report that “in spite of the efforts of both those in government and the private sector, the outlook for America to compete for quality jobs has further deteriorated over the past five years. The Gathering Storm increasingly appears to be a Category 5.”

Few science policy reports have had the impact that “Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future” has had since its release in October 2005. Written at the request of Members of Congress from both parties, the report drew on previous studies to formulate four overarching recommendations and twenty specific implementing actions that Congress could take to improve the nation’s competitiveness. The report’s release received immediate recognition that has continued in the five years since. Rarely is there a congressional hearing, a meeting, or a briefing at which science policy or funding issues are addressed in which reference is not made to the “Gathering Storm” report or its warnings, recommendations, or specific actions.

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Source: Richard M. Jones | The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News
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