Natural Disaster Reduction: A Plan for the Nation   [open pdf - 6MB]

"The purpose of this report is to highlight ongoing Federal research efforts in this science and technology (S&T) field and to identify new and promising areas where there might be gaps in Federal support. The report is intended for internal planning purposes within the Federal agencies and as a mechanism to convey to the S&T community the types of research and research priorities being sponsored and considered by Federal agencies. The Administration is committed to a broad range of high-priority investments (including science and technology), as well as to deficit reduction, and to a smaller, more efficient Federal Government. These commitments have created a very challenging budget environment-requiring difficult decisions and a well-thought-out strategy to ensure the best return for the Nation's taxpayers. As part of this strategy, this document does not represent the final determinant in an overall Administration budget decision-making process. The research programs presented in this report will have to compete for resources against many other high-priority Federal programs. If these programs compete successfully, they will be reflected in future Administration budgets."

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