CREST 12: An Analysis of Major Federal Laboratories in California Vol. II: Policy Options and Background Information

Release Date: March 25, 1999 | Last Updated Date: March 25, 1999

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This paper, part of a series prepared for the California Report on the Environment for Science and Technology (CREST), provides an overview of the impact of major federal funded laboratories in California on the state. It focuses particularly on three large laboratories with broad scientific and technical capabilities: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This volume identifies policy options for continuing and strengthening the contributions federal laboratories in California make to the state’s economy.

The first comprehensive assessment of the state’s science and technology indicators, CREST draws on extensive research and analysis and offers recommendations for how industry leaders, academic planners, and state policy makers can respond more effectively to a high-tech economy. CREST addresses the absence of a regularly executed strategic planning process for the California economy by providing essential information upon which strategic and tactical decisions can be based.