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Document Number: 7212

Measuring the Moment: Innovation, National Security, and Economic Competitiveness - Leadership in the high-tech economy is the bedrock of the U.S. economy and its competitiveness. Across many sectors of the economy, signs of trouble for the United States are showing up in areas important to national security, technological leadership and industrial capacity. This document updates The Knowledge Economy. It provides the latest available information on earlier benchmarks, and it establishes new ones as well. It makes clear that problems in areas that include federal support for basic research in the physical sciences and engineering, Ph.D.s in the natural sciences and engineering, students' interest in pursuing science and engineering studies, and the trade balance in high-tech products have not disappeared. They are longterm trends that the new figures confirm. (Task Force on the Future of American Innovation, November 2006) ...


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