Emerging Science and Technology Trends: A Report of the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute

June, 2019
IDA document: D-10678
FFRDC: Science and Technology Policy Institute
Type: Documents
Jason A. Gallo, Emily J. Sylak-Glassman, Susannah V. Howieson, Mark S. Taylor, William E. J. Doane, Ian D. Simon, Christopher Clavin, Becaja M. Caldwell, Katherine M. Kowal, Cara P. Cavanaugh, and Abhiram Sanka See more authors
As scientific research and technology development evolve, it is crucial to U.S. economic vitality and national security that the executive branch of the Federal Government anticipates and responds to emerging science and technology (S&T) trends. These trends will affect the missions of multiple Federal departments, agencies, offices, and programs, and will require coordinated attention to be addressed effectively. To identify emerging S&T trends that will require coordinated interagency attention within the next 2 years, the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) held two workshops with subject matter experts in the fall of 2018. Invited participants represented diverse disciplines and areas of expertise, including participants from the private sector, academia, Federal agencies, and former Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) leaders from Republican and Democratic administrations.