Future of Computer Science Research in the U.S., Hearing Before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, May 12, 2005 [open pdf - 2MB]
From the opening statement of committee chairman Sherwood L. Boehlert, "We are here to examine the state of federal computer science funding. That may sound like an arcane and even dreary subject, but what is at stake is nothing less than our nation's future prosperity and security. That is not an exaggeration. Information technology advances are responsible for our productivity and economic health, and information technology undergirds and facilitates just about every personal and commercial activity we undertake these days. Information technology provides not just a web, it is the warp and woof of our society." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sherwood L. Boehlert, Lincoln Davis, Jerry F. Costello, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Russ Carnahan, Sheila Jackson Lee, John H. Marburger, III, Anthony J. Tether, William A. Wulf and F. Thomson Leighton.
Serial No. 109-14
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