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Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: education, century, rev, strengthening, world, challenge, changing, answering
Number of Pages: 17
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437916368
ISBN-13: 9781437916362

Contents: The Challenge: To Innovate Education; The Answer: President Bushżs 2006 Education Agenda; The Challenge: Knowledge of Math and Science; The Answer: American Competitiveness Initiative: $380 Million in FY 2007; Other Math and Science Initiatives; The Challenges: Accelerating Our Schoolsż Progress; The Answer: The High School Reform Initiative: $1.475 Billion in FY 2007; The Challenge: Promoting Freedom and Understanding; The Answer: National Security Language Initiative: $57 Million in FY 2007; Conclusion.

Author: Deborah D. Stine
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: prizes, inducement, innovation, funded, federally
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 143791991X
ISBN-13: 9781437919912

Contents: (1) What are the Different Kinds of Prizes?; (2) What is the Status of Federally-Funded Innovation Inducement Prizes?: DoD Wearable Power Prize; DARPA Grand Challenges; DoE Grand Challenges; Progressive Auto. X PRIZE; Amer. Le Mans Series Green Challenge Race; NASA Centennial Challenges: Astronaut Glove Challenge; General Aviation Technology; Lunar Regolith Excavation Challenge; Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge; Power Beaming and Tether; Lunar Oxygen Production or MoonROx; NASA Assessment of Program; Future Competitions; Biomed. Advanced R&D Authority Project BioShield; (3) Wh

Author: Meares, Carol Ann
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: skills, speed, innovation, infotech, building, work, force, digital
Number of Pages: 136
Published: 1999
ISBN-10: 0788188011
ISBN-13: 9780788188015

The digital work force challenge has been the subject of much debate among representatives of industry, employee groups & economists. The challenge is driven by the unique nature of information technology (IT) & its pervasive role throughout the U.S. economy & our society. This report discusses the impact of rapid creation & adoption of IT on the U.S. economy, describes the demand & supply trends for core IT occupations, discusses the business environment & its impact on the IT labor market, & proposes steps stakeholders can take to address the challenge. Most of these suggestions provide acti

Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: United Nations University Press
Keywords: sustainability, business, steering
Number of Pages: 212
Published: 1995
ISBN-10: 9280809091
ISBN-13: 9789280809091

Sustainability, in its ecological and social components, poses businesses an inescapable challenge: without sustainability there will be an end to profits. Hence, business people have a strong self-interest in minimizing the ecological damage of their operations. In this book, business executives, economists, ecologists, and other thinkers outline new practical approaches that businesses and society must take to meet this challenge.

Author: Joel C. Willemssen
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: applied, management, challenges, learned, lessons, computing, challenge, year
Number of Pages: 74
Published: 2000-02
ISBN-10: 0756708737
ISBN-13: 9780756708733

The Year 2000 (Y2K) challenge was a major test of the nation's ability to protect our computer systems & the critical operations & infrastructures they support. The government successful met the Y2K challenge. However, major mgmt. challenges remain in areas such as computer security & critical infrastructure protection. This report (1) identifies lessons the federal government has learned from Y2K applicable to improving federal information technology (IT) mgmt., (2) identifies lessons that individual agencies can apply to mgmt. of future IT initiatives, & (3) discusses how the momentum genera

Author: International Food Policy Research Institute
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Keywords: vision, recommended, action, challenge, environment, food, agriculture
Number of Pages: 46
Published: 1995
ISBN-10: 0896296016
ISBN-13: 9780896296015

Orview. The vision. The challenge. Recommended action. What if we do not take action? Regional strategies to realize the 2020 vision.

Author: Unknown
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: sciences, mathematical, people, numbers, challenge
Number of Pages: 119
Published: 1990-01-15
eBookDB-ID: NAP:12349

A Challenge of Numbers describes the circumstances and issues centered on people in the mathematical sciences, principally students and teachers at U.S. colleges and universities. A healthy flow of mathematical talent is crucial not only to the future of U.S. mathematics but also as a keystone supporting a technological workforce. Trends in the mathematical sciences' most valuable resource--its people--are presented narratively, graphically, and numerically as an information base for policymakers and for those interested in the people in this not very visible, but critical profession.
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