Fifteenth Plenary Session November 1998

NOVEMBER 19, 1998






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;
Joan P. Porter

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
Mr. Lew.  Members and Mr. Lew engaged in dialogue about the budget.

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.

Public Comment

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
Executive Secretary
Presidential Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology


Neal Lane
Co-Chair, President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology

John A. Young
Co-Chair, President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology

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