Report to the President on Ensuring American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, President’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee. (2011) Report to the President on Ensuring American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing. Project Report. Executive Office of the President.

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Abstract

This document was prepared by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and the President’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). It provides a strategy and specific recommendations for revitalizing the Nation’s leadership in advanced manufacturing. The key recommendation in this report is that the Federal Government launch an Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (AMI). The report recommends that AMI be a concerted, whole-of-government effort, spearheaded by the Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy and coordinated by the Executive Office of the President (EOP), either through the Office of Science and Technology Policy, National Economic Council, or the office of the Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy. The Secretaries of Commerce, Defense, and Energy should assign lead responsibility to an appropriate agency or agencies within the Department—such as National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at Commerce, DARPA at Defense, and ARPA-E or EERE at Energy. It is crucial that this whole-of-government effort be complemented by parallel initiatives in the industry and academia. AMI should develop mechanisms to involve these sectors and to draw on their expertise in identifying technological opportunities. An external advisory board that has access to advanced manufacturing expertise should help guide this work.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Collections: Nanomanufacturing Report Collection
Depositing User: Jessica Adamick
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:34
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2011 14:34
URI: http://eprints.internano.org/id/eprint/645

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