Message to the Congress Transmitting the Biennial Report on Science and Technology

January 22, 1986

To the Congress of the United States:

I am pleased to submit to the Congress the sixth Science and Technology Report, as required under the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976, as amended. This is also the first biennial report, covering the years 1983 and 1984.

Continued strong support for our Nation's science and technology has been and will continue to be a policy of this Administration. The goals of this support are enhanced national security, improved quality of life, and increased industrial competitiveness. Today, more than ever before, we must use our technological resources aggressively in order to retain international leadership.

This report highlights recent achievements in federally supported science and technology. It also presents areas of major emphasis for Federal action as we move forward in the coming years. Our challenge for the future is to draw upon our unique strength in basic science and accelerate the development of technology and products that will benefit our society.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

January 22, 1986.

Note: The report, prepared by the Office of Science and Technology Policy in cooperation with the National Science Foundation, was entitled ``Biennial Science and Technology Report to the Congress: 1983 - 1984.''