The Computer Science and Telecommunications
gives independent advice to the
federal government on technical and public-policy issues relating to computing
and communications. CSTB is composed of leaders in the information technology
and complementary fields from industry and academia. For more information
on CSTB, visit www.cstb.org.
The Board on Children, Youth, and Families
addresses a variety of policy issues
related to the health and development of children, youth, and families.
It does so by convening experts to discuss the issues from the perspective
of the behavioral, social, and health sciences. For more information on
BOCYF, visit www.bocyf.org.
The National Research Council (NRC)
is part of the National Academies and is the
principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and
the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government,
the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. Visit the
The National Academies:
The nation turns to the National AcademiesNational
Academy of Sciences, National
Academy of Engineering, Institute
of Medicine, and National Research Councilfor independent objective
advice on issues that affect peoples lives worldwide. The National
Academies enlist committees of the worlds top scientists, engineers,
health professionals, and other expertsall of whom volunteer their
time to study specific concerns. The results of their deliberations have
inspired some of Americas most significant and lasting efforts to
improve the health, education, and welfare of people throughout the world.