Science and Technology Legislation

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    Federal Investment in R & D

    The charter of PCAST's (President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) Panel on Federal Investment in Science and Technology and its National Benefits is to review the federal government's research and development (R&D) portfolio and make recommendations on areas where programs should be expanded, curtailed, or maintained.

    Jan 1, 2001

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    Technology Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany

    This paper presents an overview of governmental technology policy in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG).

    Dec 31, 1989

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    An Analysis of the Federal Communications Commission's Group Ownership Rules

    Assesses the current state of knowledge about the effect of television station group ownership in order to assist the Commission in its deliberations.

    Dec 31, 1983

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    Regulation of Media Ownership by the Federal Communications Commission: An Assessment

    Assesses the state of current knowledge about the likely effects of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) restrictions on the ownership of broadcasting stations and cable TV systems, ...

    Dec 31, 1983

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    Domestic common carriers and the Communications Act of 1934

    The Communications Act of 1934 is serving well in directing changes in market structure in light of opportunities and problems posed by technological advance. The Act is broadly worded, thus giving the FCC and other parties wide latitude to make judg...

    Dec 31, 1976

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    Computer Technology: For Better or Worse?

    The author urges the responsible technologist to understand the intent and thrust of privacy laws, and extend himself toward the policymaker.

    Dec 31, 1976

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    A Modest Proposal To Reform the Federal Communications Commission.

    How can the political environment of the FCC be changed? The author addresses this question in terms of what he maintains is the root problem: the FCC's overidentification with the powerful elements of the regulated industries at the expense of pub...

    Dec 31, 1973

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    The Exclusivity Provisions of the Federal Communications Commission's Cable Television Regulations

    The Federal Communications Commission's new regulations for cable television permit cable systems operating in the 100 largest markets to carry two (and in some cases three) distant independent stations.

    Dec 31, 1971

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    Foreign Participation in Communications Satellite Systems: Implications of the Communications Satellite Act of 1962

    A discussion of some of the international implications of communication satellite systems.

    Dec 31, 1962

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    Foreign Participation in Communication Satellite Systems: The Implications of the Federal Communications Act

    Discusses the problems of foreign participation in a communication satellite system from the standpoints of policy formulation and agreement negotiation.

    Dec 31, 1960

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    Jarrett Catlin

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in political science, Westmont College

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    Annie Chen

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education D.D.S. in dentistry, National Yang Ming University; M.S. in health policy and law, National Yang Ming University

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    J. Luke Irwin

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.H., Unversity of Texas Health Science Center; M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.S. in neurobiology, University of Texas

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    Thao (Liz) Nguyen

    Physical Scientist
    Education B.S. in chemistry, Lafayette College; Ph. D. in chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park

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    Danielle C. Tarraf

    Senior Information Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (control theory), MIT; S.M. in mechanical engineering, MIT; B.E. in mechanical engineering, American University of Beirut

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    William A. Williams

    Senior Policy Analyst; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in international relations, Creighton University; B.S. in radio/TV-film (concentrations in english and government), University of Texas, Austin