America COMPETES Act: It Is Too Early to Evaluate Programs Long-Term Effectiveness, but Agencies Could Improve Reporting of High-Risk, High-Reward Research Priorities

Rusco, Frank W.
October 2010
GAO Reports;10/8/2010, p1
Government Documents
The article provides an analysis on the effectiveness of the Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act (COMPETES Act) of 2007 in the U.S. It examines the extent to which four agencies including the Department of Education, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have reported funding of expanded programs. It notes that three agencies conducted basic research and did not set a funding goal.


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