Science and Technology in the White House, 1977 to 1980: Part 1

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Science  09 Jan 1981:
Vol. 211, Issue 4478, pp. 139-145
DOI: 10.1126/science.211.4478.139


This is the first half of a two-part article on science and technology policy in the Carter White House. Written from the perspective of the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the article describes specific activities and accomplishments in the context of the overall policy framework and institutional structure within which the office operates. This part of the article addresses policy issues related to strengthening the U.S. science and technology enterprise, fostering industrial innovation, enhancing relationships among government, industry, and universities, and improving the regulatory process. Part 2 will focus on OSTP activities related to national security and foreign policy, space, energy and the environment, health, and agriculture, and will discuss OSTP advisory mechanisms and planning efforts.