policy perspective on the goals of the laws and subsequent agency practices. Time will only tell how this turns out.
Here ends our journey through a 30 year revolution in U.S. technology policies. It has taken us from a time when the linkage between federally funded R&D and the development of new products benefitting the health and well being of American taxpayers was virtually non-existent to a time when the U.S. model for fostering public-private partnerships between the best and brightest minds in universities, federal laboratories and industry is recognized world-wide. But it is unclear how this achievement will be maintained.