PCAST Documents & Reports

2015

Report on Private Sector Efforts in Adaptation to Climate Change

On November 25, 2015, PCAST released a letter report to the President on catalyzing and supporting private sector efforts in adaptation to climate change.

 

Report on Hearing Technologies 

On October 26, 2015, PCAST released a letter report to the President on Aging America & Hearing Loss: Imperative of Improved Hearing Technologies.

 

 

Report on Federal Information Technology R&D 

On August 11, 2015, PCAST released the Report to the President and Congress Ensuring Leadership in Federally Funded Research and Development in Information Technology.

 

2014

Accelerating U.S. Advanced Manufacturing 

On October 27, 2014, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership report, Accelerating U.S. Advanced Manufacturing, was released. The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Steering Committee, working within the framework of PCAST and co-chaired by Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical and Rafael Reif of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, built on the work of the 2012 AMP to harness the efforts of manufacturers, educators, labor, and the public to catalyze advanced manufacturing in the United States. The report has been adopted by PCAST.

Report on the National Nanotechnology Initiative - 5th Review 

On October 10, 2014, PCAST released the Report to the President and Congress on The Fifth Assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.

 

 

Report on Education Technology - Skills & Jobs 

On September 29, 2014, PCAST released a letter report to the President on Information Technology for Targeting Job-Skills Training and Matching Talent to Jobs.

 

Report on Antibiotic Resistance 

On September 18, 2014, PCAST released a report to the President on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.

 

 

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 Technologyical 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 - Higher Education 

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 on 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 on Agricultural Preparedness & the United States Agricultural Research Enterprise.

 

US Research Enterprise 

On November 30, 2012, PCAST released a report on Transformation and Oppoertunity: The Future of the U.S. Research Enterprise.

 

Propelling Innovation in Drug Discovery, Development, and Evaluation 

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

 

 

Spectrum 

On July 20, 2012,  PCAST released a report on 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.

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 a report on Sustaining Environmental Capital: Protecting Society and the Economy.

 

Advanced Manufacturing Report

Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing

On June 24, PCAST released 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 on 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 on 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 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 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 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, PCAST released Report to the President on U.S. Preparations for 2009-H1N1 Influenza.