Dan Reed talks about the PCAST draft report

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Dan Reed has a post on his blog talking about the big points in PCAST’s successor to the 1999 PITAC report produced under the chairmanship of Kennedy and Joy.

Professor Reed draws out this thread (in red) as the main take home: the leadership position of the U.S. in IT is at risk. Their report recommends four actions:

  1. Expand the US IT workforce
  2. Invest in longer-term research
  3. Repriortize NITRD research to better address emerging needs
  4. A strategy, interagency plan must be developed to better coordinate NITRD’s programs and research

CRA’s policy blog also has a detailed analysis.