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November 17, 2004

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To tackle increasingly complex issues, U.S. policy-makers should ensure that both the presidential appointment process for senior science and technology posts and the process of appointing experts to federal S&T advisory committees operate more quickly and transparently, says a new report from the National Academies.

John E. Porter, Former Congressman, 10th District of Illinois; and Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP, Washington, D.C.