Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy

also known as the “Gathering Storm”

recommended increasing and strengthening math and science education, as well as science and technology research and development.

Recommended that OSTP initiate dialogue between federal and state governments and research universities on the balance between protecting information vital to national security and the free and open way in which university research is accomplished.

Asserted that the competitiveness of American science and technology enterprises depends on foreign nationals and international collaborations.

Report asserts that the best way to handle future malevolent uses of biotechnology is to have open access to scientific information, broad definitions about potential threats, and increased scientific expertise in the security community.


National Research Council

Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism


Center for Strategic and International Studies

Security Controls on the Access of Foreign Scientists and Engineers to the United States


National Academies: Board on Global Health

Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences


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