Summary of National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)
Presidential Review Directives (PRDs)
(as of December 31, 1996)
- Federal Laboratories, dated 5/5/94--Interagency review of the
Department of Defense (DoD) the Department of Energy (DOE) and the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)--the three
largest laboratory systems--to evaluate and develop recommendations
for ways to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. The NSTC's
review provides guidance, building upon and integrating the
individual agency reviews. Completion of review led to PDD-5.
- Space Policy dated, 5/15/95--Comprehensive review of national
space policy identifying and recommending changes and ensuring
written policies reflect the Administration's civilian, national
security, and commercial space programs and policies. Identifies
and recommends changes to related national security directives
containing guidance on space policies and programs. Completion of
review led to PDD-8.
- Global Positioning System (GPS) Policy Review, dated 5/18/95--
Review of GPS policy issues and recommendations on national policy
on the future management and use of GPS. Considers national
security, economic policy and foreign policy issues. Completion of
review led to PDD-6.
- Review of the University-Government Partnership, dated 9/26/96-- A Government-wide policy and administration review of the U.S. university research system. The NSTC will form a task force to conduct the review to determine what might be the major stresses in the areas of research, education, and administrative regulations, and determine what the Federal Government=s role should be in addressing any issues raised by this examination. Due 6/30/97.
Accomplishments of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) 1996
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