Obama's Science and Technology Promises

Promise in the Works Develop an effective cyber security and response strategy (Comments)
"Barack Obama and Joe Biden will ensure that his administration develops a Cyber Security Strategy that ensures that we have the ability to identify our attackers and a plan for how to respond that will be measured but effective." — "Obama-Biden: Confronting 21st Century Threats"

Promise in the Works Change standards for determining broadband access (Comments)
Obama believes the Federal Communications Commission should provide an accurate map of broadband availability using a true definition of broadband instead of the current 200 kbs standard and an assessment of obstacles to fuller broadband penetration." — Obama and Biden's Plan for Small Business

Promise in the Works Double federal funding for basic science research (Comments)
Will "support doubling federal funding for basic research over ten years, changing the posture of our federal government…to one that embraces science and technology. This will foster home-grown innovation, help ensure the competitiveness of US technology-based businesses, and ensure that 21st century jobs can and will grow in America." — "Barack Obama: Science, Technology and Innovation for a New Generation"

Promise in the Works Expand broadband's reach (Comments)
Will "get true broadband to 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." — "Barack Obama: Science, Technology and Innovation for a New Generation"

Provide every American with broadband access (Comments)
"As president, I will set a simple goal: Every American should have the highest-speed broadband access—no matter where you live or how much money you have." — 6/16/08, Flint, Mich.

Ensure rural Americans have access to modern communications (Comments)
"Barack Obama will ensure that rural Americans have access to a modern communications infrastructure. He will modernize an FCC program that supports rural phone service so that it promotes affordable broadband coverage across rural America as well." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

Appoint a national Chief Technology Officer (Comments)
"Obama will appoint the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to ensure that our government and all its agencies have the right infrastructure, policies and services for the 21st century." — Obama's "The Change We Need in Washington"

Boost research and development funding (Comments)
"I'll double federal funding for basic research and make the R&D tax credit permanent." — 6/16/08, Flint, Mich.

No cuts for NASA (Comments)
"Under my watch, NASA will inspire the world once again and is going to help grow the economy right here in Brevard County." — 8/3/08, Titusville, Florida

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