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President George W. Bush discusses the benefits of broadband and wireless technology during a demonstration of such technologies at the U.S. Department of Commerce Thursday, June 24, 2004.
President George W. Bush discusses the benefits of broadband and wireless technology during a demonstration of such technologies at the U.S. Department of Commerce Thursday, June 24, 2004.

President Bush's Technology Agenda

A New Generation of American Innovation (HTML)
A New Generation of American Innovation (PDF)

America's economy leads the world because our system of private enterprise rewards innovation. Entrepreneurs, scientists, and skilled workers create and apply the technologies that are changing our world. President Bush believes that government must work to help create a new generation of American innovation and an atmosphere where innovation thrives.

On April 26, 2004, President Bush announced a series of specific measures to inspire a new generation of American innovation - policies to encourage clean and reliable energy, assure better delivery of health care, and expand access to high-speed Internet in every part of America. By giving our workers the best technology and the best training, we will make sure that the American economy remains the most flexible, advanced, and productive in the world.

Providing a Cleaner and More Secure Energy Future through Hydrogen Fuel Technology: The President announced that the Department of Energy has selected partners through a competitive process to fund new hydrogen research projects totaling $350 million ($575 million with private cost share) to overcome obstacles to a hydrogen economy. This represents nearly one-third of the President's $1.2 billion commitment in research funding to bring hydrogen and fuel cell technology from the laboratory to the showroom. The projects will include 28 awards to academia, industry, and national laboratories.

Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology: President Bush believes that innovations in electronic medical records and the secure exchange of medical information will help transform health care in America - improving health care quality, reducing health care costs, preventing medical errors, improving administrative efficiencies, reducing paperwork, and increasing access to affordable health care. The President has set an ambitious goal of assuring that most Americans have electronic health records within the next 10 years. To achieve his 10-year goal, the President is taking the following steps to urge coordinated public and private sector efforts that will accelerate broader adoption of health information technologies

Promoting Innovation and Economic Security through Broadband Technology: The President has called for universal, affordable access for broadband technology by the year 2007 and wants to make sure we give Americans plenty of technology choices when it comes to purchasing broadband. Broadband technology will enhance our Nation's economic competitiveness and will help improve education and health care for all Americans. Broadband provides Americans with high-speed Internet access connections that improve the Nation's economic productivity and offer life-enhancing applications, such as distance learning, remote medical diagnostics, and the ability to work from home more effectively. The Bush Administration has implemented a wide range of policy directives to create economic incentives, remove regulatory barriers, and promote new technologies to help make broadband affordable. The President believes that lowering the cost of broadband will increase its use and availability.

These initiatives outlined above complement the Bush Administration's other efforts to promote innovation and technology in America. President Bush has a proven track record of supporting America's innovation economy

Speeches and News Releases
September 9, 2004
White House Announces 2003 Awards for Early Career Scientists and Engineers

July 23, 2004
Executive Order: Amending the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology to Serve as the National Nanotechnology Advisory Panel

June 24, 2004
President Bush: High Tech Improving Economy, Health Care, Education

June 24, 2004
Richard Russell discusses the President's "Innovation Agenda"

Richard Russell
April 26, 2004
President Unveils Tech Initiatives for Energy, Health Care, Internet
President George W. Bush gives remarks to the American Associations of Community Colleges annual convention in Minneapolis, Minn., Monday, April 26, 2004.
April 26, 2004
A New Generation of American Innovation
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A New Generation of American Innovation
April 26, 2004
Tech Policy Discussed on Ask the White House
Richard Russell
April 26, 2004
Broadband Rights-of-Way Memorandum
January 14, 2004
President Bush Announces New Vision for Space Exploration Program
President George W. Bush and NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe watch as Michael Foale, right, commander of the International Space Station welcomes the President during a live television link from space at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004. White House photo by Eric Draper.
December 16, 2003
Fact Sheet: President Bush Signs Anti-Spam Law
President George W. Bush pauses before signing the Controlling the Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003, which establishes a framework of administrative, civil and criminal tools to help America.s consumers, businesses and families combat SPAM, in the Oval Office Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003. Pictured with the President are from left to right: Rep. Heather Wilson, (R, NM); Garry Betty, President and CEO of Earthlink; Rep. Edward Markey (D, MA); Rep. Rick Boucher (D, VA); Sen. Conrad Burns (R, MT); Rep. Melissa Hart (R, PA; Sen. Bill Frist (R, TN); Sen. Ron Wyden (D, OR); Rep. Chris Cannon (R, UT); Jonathan Miller, Chairman and CEO of America Online; Maynard Webb, Chief Operating Officer of eBay; Rep. Gene Green (D, TX). White House photo by Tina Hager.
December 3, 2003
President Bush Signs Nanotechnology Research and Development Act
December 3, 2003
Dr. John H. Marburger Hosts Ask the White House
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