Research and Development: Hearings Before the Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Seventy-ninth Congress, First Session, on H. R. 2946, an Act Authorizing Appropriations for a Permanent Program of Scientific Research in the Interest of National Security. May 22, 23, and 29, 1945

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Considers legislation to establish National Academy of Sciences defense research and development program.
 

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Page 44 - may be designated, and the academy shall, whenever called upon by any department of the Government, investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art, the actual expense of such investigations, examinations, experiments, and reports to be paid from appropriations which may be made for the purpose, but the academy shall receive no compensation whatever for any sen-ices to the Government of the United States.
Page 24 - The information, the techniques, and the research experience developed by the Office of Scientific Research and Development and by the thousands of scientists in the universities and in private industry, should be used in the days of peace ahead for the improvement of the national health, the creation of new enterprises bringing new jobs, and the betterment of the national standard of living.
Page 68 - SEC. 3. Joint meetings of the executive board of the National Research Council and the council of the National Academy of Sciences shall be held from time to time to consider any matters which, in the judgment of the president of the National Academy, require the attention of both bodies.
Page 80 - Bureau, and for other purposes, was referred by your committee to the Navy Department with request for a report thereon. The purpose of the bill is to...
Page 68 - Administrator, and the remaining members shall be divided equally between such chiefs of services or divisions of the War Department and such chiefs of bureaus and offices of the Navy Department as the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy, respectively, may from time to time designate. There shall be within the divisional scientific committee for the Division of National Defense a...
Page 68 - ARTICLE IX COMMITTEES There shall be an executive committee elected annually by the board, which shall consist of the chairman of the board, who shall be chairman of the executive committee, and six other members. Such committee shall have the powers and perform the duties of the Board of Trustees between the meetings of the board, subject to the confirmation of its action by the board.
Page 65 - Navy must continue to carry the major responsibility for such work, especially in times of peace. Experience with the Office of Scientific Research and Development during the past 4 years, however, has demonstrated that scientists in civilian life, when given the opportunity, are capable of making outstanding contributions to the invention, development, and operation of all manner of instrumentalities of war. Obviously, the Government cannot, after the war, continue to employ on military research...
Page 68 - A recommendation from the Committee on Postwar Research has been received for the establishment by Congress of an independent agency to deal with the matter but pending action on this recommendation and to assist in providing for continued civilian participation in the longer term scientific problems of national security when the Office of Scientific Research and Development proceeds to liquidate its activities as a temporary wartime agency, the National Academy of Sciences is hereby requested to...
Page 10 - Navy, and civilians of outstanding accomplishments, established by agreement between the Secretary of War the Secretary of the Navy, and the President of the National Academy of Sciences...
Page 68 - It shall be the duty of the Board to formulate programs of scientific research and development relative to problems of national security, to direct and conduct the scientific study of such problems and to advise the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy on the applications of science to national security. Science is here broadly interpreted to include the employment of scientific method of analysis, experiments, and tests in any branch of science or technology, including engineering, medicine,...

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