Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan

Sen. Hillary Clinton proposed a nine-point plan to cement U.S. dominance in science, engineering, technology and math with a commitment of resources to the research and development infrastructure. The plan:

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - $50 Billion Strategic Energy Fund

A $50 billion Strategic Energy Fund to finance energy research in an effort to develop energy independence and reduce global warming. Oil companies would be required to contribute a portion of their earnings or choose to fund alternative energy sources. T

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - $50 Billion Strategic Energy Fund

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - 50% Budget Increase for DOE, DOD and National Science Foundation

Increase basic research budgets by 50 percent over 10 years at the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation to increase research in physical sciences and engineering; require federal agencies to set aside at leas

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - 50% Budget Increase for DOE, DOD and National Science Foundation

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - 50% More for the National Institutes of Health

Clinton said that she would increase the National Institutes of Healths budget by 50 percent over five years and double it over 10 years. In addition, she plans to boost investment in nonhealth applications of biotechnology.

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - 50% More for the National Institutes of Health

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - Prizes for Accomplishment

Agencies would be required to use prizes as a way to attract nontraditional ideas in innovation.

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - Prizes for Accomplishment

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - NSF Fellowships

National Science Foundation fellowships would be tripled. In addition, Clinton proposed that the size of the awards be increased by a third. This would result in a fellowship award amounting to $40,000 annually, with the awardee's school getting a grant t

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - NSF Fellowships

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - Investing in Women and Minorities

Clinton said that she would support initiatives to bring more women and minorities into the fields of math, science and engineering. She proposed to accomplish this by requiring federal agencies to take diversity into account when awarding grants.

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - Investing in Women and Minorities

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - Tax Breaks for Broadband

Broadband initiatives would be supported by the federal government. Clinton is proposing that the federal government provide tax initiatives to encourage broadband deployment in underserved areas, and to support state and local broadband initiatives.

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - Tax Breaks for Broadband

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - Permanent Research and Experimentation Tax Credits

Clinton would make the research and experimentation 20 percent tax credit permanent. She said this would help create more high-paying research jobs in the United States.

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - Permanent Research and Experimentation Tax Credits

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - Get Politics Out of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Restore integrity to science policy by pumping up the Office of Science and Technology Policy and by removing politics from the office's agenda. The Office of Science and Technology Policy advises the president on science and technology issues and made he

Clintons Nine-Point Technology Plan - Get Politics Out of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

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