Analytical Support to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) on the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program Assessment

For the Office of Science and Technology Policy, 2010

72 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2013  

Bhavya Lal

Institute for Defense Analyses

Sam Blazek

Institute for Defense Analyses

David A. Bray

Harvard University; University of Oxford; National Defense University

Jennifer Chen

Institute for Defense Analyses

Nayanee Gupta

Independent

Seth Jonas

Institute for Defense Analyses

Mario Nunez

Institute for Defense Analyses

Eddy Shyu

Institute for Defense Analyses

Date Written: September 15, 2010

Abstract

Attached is STPI’s, “Analytical Support to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) on the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program Assessment.” The document comprises seven sections, each one corresponding to a specific analytical question asked by PCAST.

Section 1 develops the taxonomy of Networking and Information Technology (NIT), and includes our effort to visually convey the ubiquity of NIT in the economy. Section 2 summarizes Federal investment in NIT, and includes supplemental analyses of DOE and NIH information on NIT R&D. Section 3 summarizes corporate expenditures in NIT R&D, and includes supplemental analyses on research at and publications by IBM and Microsoft. Sections 4 and 5 capture selected market‐related statistics of the NIT producer industry. Section 6 summarizes employment in ICT occupations. Lastly, Section 7 is a summary paragraph on ICT and productivity.

Keywords: networks, information technology, research, development, analytics, President's Council of Advisors, science, technology, program, assessment

JEL Classification: H1, I18, H50, H56, H70, L30

Suggested Citation

Lal, Bhavya and Blazek, Sam and Bray, David A. and Chen, Jennifer and Gupta, Nayanee and Jonas, Seth and Nunez, Mario and Shyu, Eddy, Analytical Support to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) on the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program Assessment (September 15, 2010). For the Office of Science and Technology Policy, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2280213

Bhavya Lal

Institute for Defense Analyses ( email )

4850 Mark Center Dr
Alexandria, VA 22311
United States

Sam Blazek

Institute for Defense Analyses ( email )

4850 Mark Center Dr
Alexandria, VA 22311
United States

David A. Bray (Contact Author)

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

University of Oxford

Oxford
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dbray

National Defense University ( email )

Marshall Hall
300 5th Avenue
Washington, DC 20319-5066
United States

Jennifer Chen

Institute for Defense Analyses ( email )

4850 Mark Center Dr
Alexandria, VA 22311
United States

Nayanee Gupta

Independent ( email )

Seth Jonas

Institute for Defense Analyses ( email )

4850 Mark Center Dr
Alexandria, VA 22311
United States

Mario Nunez

Institute for Defense Analyses ( email )

4850 Mark Center Dr
Alexandria, VA 22311
United States

Eddy Shyu

Institute for Defense Analyses ( email )

4850 Mark Center Dr
Alexandria, VA 22311
United States

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