National Academies advisory: Oct. 12 release of report on US prosperity in global economy

10/10/05

A National Academies committee has laid out a comprehensive strategy of specific actions that federal policy-makers should take to create high-quality jobs and focus new scientific and technical efforts on meeting the nation's energy needs in the 21st century. The committee's congressionally requested report, RISING ABOVE THE GATHERING STORM: ENERGIZING AND EMPLOYING AMERICA FOR A BRIGHTER ECONOMIC FUTURE, will be released at a one-hour public briefing on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

DETAILS: 2 p.m. EDT in the Lecture Room of the National Academies building, 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters who cannot attend may listen to a live audio webcast of the briefing and submit questions using an e-mail form at http://national-academies.org.

PARTICIPATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

  • NORMAN AUGUSTINE (chair), retired chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Md.
  • CRAIG R. BARRETT, chairman of the board, Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif.
  • P. ROY VAGELOS, retired chairman and CEO, Merck & Co. Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J.

REPORTERS: OBTAIN COPIES OR REGISTER TO ATTEND by contacting the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu. Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 12. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 2 P.M. EDT ON OCT. 12.

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