Section 1001 of the America COMPETES Act directs the President to "convene a National Science and Technology Summit to examine the health and direction of the United States' science, technology, engineering, and mathematics enterprises," and to issue a report on the Summit results. The Summit will be convened by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on behalf of President Bush. The Summit's primary goal will be to review the progress that has been made toward meeting the goals set out by the American Competitiveness Initiative and develop recommendations and action steps to address future challenges.
Science, Technology, and American Competitiveness: Progress and Direction Forward
- Examine the health and direction of the U.S. scientific and technological enterprise (both in absolute terms and as compared with those of other nations of interest).
- Review progress made with respect to achieving the consensus goals to increase competitiveness.
- Identify key challenges preventing the nation from achieving these goals.
- Develop a direction forward to achieve the consensus goals and increase competitiveness.