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ACM Policy Group Applauds Congressional Passage of Increased Investment in Research

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ACM's Public Policy Committee (USACM) applauds the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's focus on science and technology innovation as a crucial element of economic growth. "The computing field has a long history of creating revolutionary technologies that have helped drive U.S. leadership in the world economy," says USACM chair Eugene H. Spafford, the director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance at Purdue University. "The computing community can cite concrete examples of how advances in information technology lead to breakthroughs that enable productivity growth and even create whole new industries."

Spafford says that innovation is the key to long-term economic security and that smart investments in science and engineering research and math and science education will create a stronger, more resilient economy. He says that investing in scientific research facilities will create new jobs in a variety of trades and manufacturing areas and will expand the possibilities for a new generation of scientists and engineers.

USACM says the legislation's increased investment in the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will directly support innovation.

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