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Science Policy

Combining Science & Public Policy in service of society...

One of my goals is to usefully combine scientific information in the service of society through sound policy decisions and practice in business, government, and non-profit sectors.

My primary interests in Science Policy are as follows:

  • Science & Technology Policy as a complex system.
  • Scientific & Technical Aspects of Government Procurement.
  • Scientific & Technical Due Diligence in Private Equity.
  • US Federal Government Budgeting & Priority setting for Research & Development.
  • Higher education research universities and their creation and stewardship of knowledge.
  • Ethical, Legal, Social, and Cultural implications of the conversion to digital forms of communication, interaction, and information storage.
  • Ethical, Legal, Social, and Cultural implications of advances in the physical and life sciences and engineering.
  • Research ethics, human subject protections in research, and research integrity including misconduct and conflicts of interest.
  • Management of scientific institutions, both big and small, in all sectors.
  • Science & Technology education worldwide starting with primary and secondary education through retraining/continuing-ed of practicing professionals.
  • The role of science and technology in addressing the most basic problems in human existence: food, water, shelter, and population.
  • Human resource availability in science and technology.
  • International research cooperation between individuals, scientific communities, institutions, companies, and governments.
  • Developing and increasing a widespread understanding of the social contract of science.

Science Policy Goals

Develop and implement policy solutions addressing the most thorny and complicated problems in order to improve the lives of every American while making the United States a model citizen in the global community.  

There are three areas of emphasis.  First, a more effective marriage of science with policymaking.  Second, a better integration of policy agendas across sectors and disciplines into a systems framework rather than distinct areas independent of each other.  Third, improving the ability of the United States Government to coordinate and consider long-term processes that impact the most basic elements of global stability: policies concerning food, water, shelter, and population.