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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (U.S.). Panel on the Government Role in Civilian Technology.

The government role in civilian technology : building a new alliance / Panel on the Government Role in Civilian Technology. Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-04630-0

1. Technology and state—United States. I. Title.

T21.C56 1992

338.97306—dc20 92-20416

CIP

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