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Strategic Planning Document -
Information and Communications
America in the Age of Information


Building on the extraordinary successes of the interagency High Performance Computing and Communications program, this plan sets forth a high level strategy for the Federal government's research and development investment in information and communications technologies. It identifies a broad base of opportunities for investments that leverage the technical strengths of individual Federal Agencies while meeting their mission-specific information and communications technology goals. These investments support the science and technology base essential for our country's continued economic competitiveness and national defense. Areas of strategic focus are identified that are aligned with the Administration's goals. Mechanisms for continuing coordination and implementation of interagency research programs and activities are described. This plan will be revised and extended as government, industry, and academia work together in planning research agendas to exploit information and communications technologies for the benefit of all Americans. The 21st century will be the Age of Information. Implementation and support of this plan will help ensure America's continuing preeminence in information technology as our country enters the 21st century.

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Information and Communications - Table of Contents


Executive Summary

Implementation Plan, Sections 1-2

Implementation Plan, Sections 3-4

Appendix A


Appendix A - A.4

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G