State Department Sees S&T Weaknesses

Science  15 May 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5366, pp. 998-999
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5366.998b

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After years of rebuffing scientists' complaints about the chronic lack of concern for the role of science and technology in shaping the country's foreign policy, State Department officials have acknowledged that there are shortcomings and have asked the National Academy of Sciences for suggestions on how to raise science's visibility. But they warn that a continuing budget crisis may limit their ability to do so.