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Fighting Diplomatic Technophobia

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Science  02 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5509, pp. 1691
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5509.1691b

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SAN FRANCISCO-- On 16 February, Norman Neuriter, the first science and technology (S&T) adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State, told an audience at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting that persuading government agencies, industry organizations, and scientific societies to fund S&T-related slots at embassies overseas and at State headquarters in Washington is vital, given State's constrained budget and lack of in-house S&T expertise. His strategy is well under way--against the odds.