PCAST Documents & Reports

2014

Report on Systems Engineering in Healthcare

On May 29, 2014, PCAST released a report to the President on "Better Health Care and Lower Costs: Accelerating Improvement through Systems Engineering.

Report on Big Data and Privacy

On May 1, 2014, PCAST released a report on "Big Data: A Technological Perspective" detailing the technical aspects of big data and privacy. This report complemented and informed a White House report with greater focus on policy issues.

2013

Letter Report on Education Technology

On December 18, 2013, PCAST released a letter report to the President on recommendations related to technology in higher education.

Report on Cybersecurity

On November 22, 2013, PCAST released its latest report on "Immediate Opportunities for Strengthening the Nation's Cybersecurity."

Letter Report on Climate Change

On March 22, 2013, PCAST released a letter report to the President on climate change.

Networking and Information Technology R&D

On January 17, 2013, PCAST released its latest report entitled, Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development in Networking and Information Technology.

2012

Agricultural Preparedness

On December 7, 2012, PCAST released its report entitled "Agricultural Preparedness & the United States Agricultural Research Enterprise" in Washington, DC.

US Research Enterprise

On November 30, 2012, PCAST released a report entitled “Transformation and Opportunity: The Future of the U.S. Research Enterprise” in Washington, DC

Propelling Innovation in Drug Discovery, Development, and Evaluation

On September 25, 2012, PCAST released its latest report: Report to the President on Propelling Innovation in Drug Discovery, Development, and Evaluation.

Spectrum

On July 20, 2012,  PCAST released its report Realizing the Full Potential of Government-Held Spectrum to Spur Economic Growth at an event at the White House:

Advanced Manufacturing

On July 17, 2012, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee, working within the framework of PCAST and co-chaired by Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical and Susan Hockfield of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, outlined recommendations for spurring investment and positioning the U.S. for long-term leadership in advanced manufacturing.  The Committee’s report, Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing, has been endorsed by PCAST, which is led by John P. Holdren, science and technology advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Eric Lander, President of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

Nanotechnology Report

Fourth NNI Assessment

On April 27, PCAST released its latest Assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative in a report entitled “Report to the President and Congress on the Fourth Assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.

 

Undergraduate STEM Education Report

Undergraduate STEM Education Report

On February 7, PCAST released “Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.”  This report provides a strategy for improving STEM education during the first two years of college that we believe is responsive to both the challenges and the opportunities that this crucial stage in the STEM education pathway presents.

2011

PCAST Report on the Intersection of the Nation’s Ecosystems and the Economy

Protecting Society and the Economy

On July 22, PCAST released “Sustaining Environmental Capital: Protecting Society and the Economy.”

 

Advanced Manufacturing Report

 

Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing

On June 24, PCAST released its "Report to the President on Ensuring American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing."

 

2010

Networking and Information Technology R&D Report

PCAST NITRD Report

On December 16, PCAST released a report entitled “Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development Networking and Information Technology."

Health Information Technology Report

PCAST Health IT Report

On December 8, PCAST released a report entitled “Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare for Americans: The Path Forward.”

Energy Technologies Report

PCAST Energy Technologies Report

On November 29, PCAST released a “Report to the President on Accelerating the Pace of Change in Energy Technologies Through an Integrated Federal Energy Policy.”

 

K-12 STEM Education Report

PCAST STEM Education Report

On September 15, PCAST released "Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education for America’s Future."

 

Influenza Vaccine Report

PCAST Influenza Vaccinology Report

On August 19, PCAST released its "Report to the President on Reengineering the Influenza Vaccine Production Enterprise to Meet the Challenges of Pandemic Influenza."

 

Nanotechnology Report

Report to the President and Congress on the Third Assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative

On March 25, PCAST released its "Report to the President and Congress on the Third Assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative." 

 

2009

H1N1 Report

Report to the President on U.S. Preparations for 2009-H1N1 Influenza

On August 24, 2009, the White House released PCAST's "Report to the President on U.S. Preparations for 2009-H1N1 Influenza."