RECOMMENDATIONS AND ACTION STEPS

CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONS

Action D-3: Provide tax incentives for U.S.-based innovation. The Council of Economic Advisers and the Congressional Budget Office should conduct a comprehensive analysis to examine how the United States compares with other nations as a location for innovation.

Not acted on.

Action D-4: Ensure ubiquitous broadband Internet access through spectrum management and regulation.

In 2009, Congress appropriated $7.2 billion (ARRA) for broadband improvement programs. Additional programs and legislation are under consideration.

SOURCE: Adapted from Congressional Research Service, Selected Congressional Actions Related to Recommendations in the 2007 National Academies’ Rising Above the Gathering Storm Report, Memo to Senator Jeff Bingaman, February 26, 2010.

NOTE: Appendixes E and F of the original Gathering Storm report provide cost estimates for implementing the recommendations. Making a specific assessment of Congressional actions and executive branch implementation against the recommendations would require additional information and analysis. This adaptation is not intended to be comprehensive.



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