Public Issues Pertaining to Science and Technology

B-199444: Published: Jul 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.

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GAO listed and suggested priorities for future issues involving science and technology. This list included: public and private sector roles in science and technology; planning and decisionmaking to optimize capabilities and utilization of resources; and mechanisms for improving relationships among government, industry, and academia in research and graduate education to foster cooperation in achieving national goals. Topics of concern included environmental and health regulations, health care, international science and technology, communications and information technology, public transportation and energy conservation, space technology, science education, natural resource preservation and conservation, and other developing areas of science and technology.

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