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ITIF Event: The COMPETES Act and the Future of American Competitiveness

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2013) - Congress enacted the America COMPETES Act in 2007 with the goal of enhancing the science and innovation enterprise that underpins U.S. economic growth. While the act has been successful in improving federal innovation programs, more can be done to enhance the implementation, coordination and overall success of science and technology policy and further its impact on the economy. With the COMPETES Act up for reauthorization in 2013, policymakers have an opportunity to specifically address areas of need and improve the overall effectiveness of U.S. innovation policy.

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