FIFTEENTH PLENARY SESSION
NOVEMBER 19, 1998
WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE CENTER, TRUMAN ROOM
PLENARY SESSION – 1:30 PM – 3:35 PM
PCAST Members: John A.Young (Co-Chair); Neal Lane (Co-Chair);John Deutch; Murray Gell-Mann; David Hamburg; John P. Holdren; Diana MacArthur;Shirley M. Malcom; Mario J. Molina; Judith Rodin; Charles M.Vest; VirginiaV. Weldon; Lillian Shiao-Yen Wu.
Staff: Arthur Bienenstock; Rosina Bierbaum; Kerri-Ann Jones; DuncanMoore;
Public Attendance: Approximately 70 members of the public, includingthe press, were present.
Welcome and Introductions
John Young and Neal Lane, PCAST Co-Chairs, opened the meeting at 1:40PM November 19.
Reports of the PCAST Panels and Office of Science and Technology PolicyDivisions
Reports were given by David Hamburg, Panel Chair, Education Panel; PeterRaven, Panel Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Panel, Norman Augustine,Panel Chair, National Security Panel. Members commented and askedquestions about the ongoing panel work.
Neal Lane made several remarks about the activities of the Office ofScience and Technology Policy (OSTP) and information technology coordinationstrategy.
Rosina Bierbaum, OSTP Associate Director for Environment, and DuncanMoore, OSTP Associate Director for Technology gave brief reports on activitiesin their divisions.
Going Global: Implications for S&T in the 21st Century
John Yochelson, President, Council on Competitiveness, reported on mainthemes and recommendations in the report Going Global. Debra vanOpstal, Vice President, Council Staff, accompanied him. Members engagedin discussion with Mr. Yochelson and Dr. van Opstal. Mr. Yochelson'stalking points are part of the written record of the meeting.
Preparing for the S&T Budget in the 21st Century
Jack Lew, Director of Management and Budget (OMB), discussed with PCASTthe budget picture for the next year and the FY2000 budget. ElgieHolstein, Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science,OMB, accompanied
Additional Reports from OSTP
Kerri-Ann Jones, OSTP Associate Director for National Security and InternationalAffairs, and Arthur Bienenstock, OSTP Associate Director for Science, nextgave reports on activities in their divisions.
Robert L. Stern, S & E Associates, Washington, DC, provided publiccomments.
Neal Lane adjourned the meeting at 3:50 PM
Minutes submitted by:
Joan P. Porter
John A. Young
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