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The Government Role in Civilian Technology: Building a New Alliance
National Science Foundation, International Science and Technology Update: 1988.
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
For a more detailed examination of corporate time horizons and technology development, see National Academy of Engineering, Time Horizons and Technology Investments (Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1992).
Precisely because of the slower projected future growth of the U.S. labor force, efforts to improve U.S. workers' skills cannot focus exclusively on primary and secondary education. Entrants to the work force will constitute a much smaller share of the labor force over the next 5 to 10 years.
U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, Rebuilding the Foundations: State and Local Public Works Financing and Management (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, March 1990) 36, 40.