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Princeton Project on National Security
Science & New Technology

Readings

“Technology Futures and Global Power, Wealth, and Conflict Project” edited by Anne G. K. Solomon, Center for Strategic & International Studies, May 2005.
The common theme in this compilation of essays is that U.S. competitiveness in science and technology research and development is vital for maintaining U.S. economic stability, growth, and security.

"Data Mining and Data Analysis for Counterterrorism” by Mary DeRosa, Center for Strategic & International Studies, March 2004.
Data mining and data analysis are powerful tools for intelligence and law enforcement officials combating terrorism. However, these tools should not be embraced without guidelines and controls for their use. This report stresses how policy makers must thoroughly understand data mining and data analysis to formulate policies for responsible use.

"Controlling Dangerous Pathogens" by John D. Steinbruner and Elisa D. Harris. Issues in Science and Technology, Spring 2003.
Advanced medical research on pathogens can unintentionally create deadly new germs. While controls exist to regulate access to current pathogens, most of those regulations are directed against the deliberate misuse of science and not the accidental mistakes that could occur. Microbiological research is conducted on a global scale, and therefore global rules are needed to limit the dangers posed by experiments with dangerous pathogens.

"Preserving America's Strength in Satellite Technology" by James A. Lewis, Center for Strategic & International Studies, April 2002.
A global market in commercial satellite services and the rise of new rivals in satellite and space technology create a competitive environment for the United States. This reports offers new policies regarding the management of commercial space technology that is used for national security purposes.

The Wizards of Langley: Inside the C.I.A.'s Directorate of Science and Technology by Jeffrey T Richelson (Westview, 2001).
Jeffrey T. Richelson is a specialist on American intelligence operations, and his book investigates the C.I.A.'s Directorate of Science and Technology, which collects and analyzes information. He discusses the Directorate's history, its activities, and related political wrangling.

 

Links

The Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
www.wws.princeton.edu/step

The Center for Technology and National Security Policy
http://www.ndu.edu/ctnsp/home.html

The White House's analysis and recommendations for Cybersecurity
http://www.whitehouse.gov/pcipb/priority_2.pdf

 

 

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