2009 - U.S. Government's New Agenda:Invest in University-Based Research:
Expand research initiatives at American colleges and universities. Provide new research grants to the most outstanding early-career researchers in the country.Deploy Next-Generation Broadband:
Work towards true broadband in every community in America through a combination of reform of the Universal Service Fund, better use of the nation's wireless spectrum, promotion of next-generation facilities, technologies and applications, and new tax and loan incentives. America should lead the world in broadband penetration and Internet access.Transportation:
As our society becomes more mobile and interconnected, the need for 21st-century transportation networks has never been greater. However, too many of our nation's railways, highways, bridges, airports, and neighborhood streets are slowly decaying due to lack of investment and strategic long-term planning. President Obama and Vice President Biden believe that America's long-term competitiveness depends on the stability of our critical infrastructure. They will make strengthening our transportation systems, including our roads and bridges, a top priority.
Prepare yourselves for the world of 2010 and beyond.. lift off.