ment, and evolution. Finally, finding the right mechanisms for transitioning technology from research to government IT systems is an important practical challenge that must be addressed to reap the full benefits of research. The committee’s final report will expand on these research management issues (and the other points discussed in this letter) in greater detail.

Sincerely,

William L. Scherlis,

Chair

Committee on Computing and Communications Research to Enable Better Use of Information Technology in Government



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