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On June 13 the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) released its latest report, a detailed and in depth examination of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). The report appraises the appropriateness and effectiveness of ARPA-E's processes and operations to achieve its mission and goals. It also presents a retrospective and technical assessment of ARPA-E. The study’s committee of experts relied on quantitative and qualitative analyses to develop a set of findings and recommendations to the agency and to Congress.  Download or order report.  View webcast and agenda.
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NEW REPORT RELEASE: The publication of "Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce," the final report of the Committee on the Supply Chain for Middle-Skill Jobs: Education, Training, and Certification Pathways , is highlighted in an 18 May public event at the National Academies. Committee members--including the Hon. Jeff Bingaman, Harry Holzer, Susan Sclafani, Annette Parker, Mark Tomkins, and David Chu--will moderate and speak at a morning panel. See presentations and agenda.
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On May 23, representatives from industry, academia, and government participated in a symposium to examine external reviews of the Manufacturing USA Institutes, an initiative designed to accelerate commercialization, nurture manufacturing innovation, and foster a skilled manufacturing workforce. View webcast, presentations and agenda here. 
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On Dec. 21, this morning workshop discussed the findings and recommendations of the report on the SBIR and STTR programs at the Department of Energy, which is the final report of the Committee on Capitalizing on Science, Technology, and Innovation: An Assessment of the Small Business Research Program (Phase II). It provides an opportunity to mark the Committee’s extensive work in documenting the concept and performance of these programs, as well as a look ahead to the future of these programs. View agenda and presentations
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Assessment of Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy  (ARPA-e)
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Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce
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Securing Advanced Manufacturing in the United States: The Role of Manufacturing USA
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Evaluation of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
What processes, deliverables, and metrics are used to assess the short and long-term success of ARPA-E programs?

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The Supply Chain for Middle-Skill Jobs: Education, Training and Certification Pathways 
How can jobs, workers, education and training programs in the U.S. be better aligned to support the middle-skilled workforce?

New: Sen. Jeff Bingaman discusses the Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce report

 

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