WASHINGTONA National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee expects to
issue a report in June on terrorism that will provide the federal government
with a road map for the use of science and technology in all aspects of
counterterrorism, Richard D. Klausner, MD, former National Cancer Institute
(NCI) director, told ONI.
Dr. Klausner and Lewis M. Branscomb, PhD, Albert Pratt Public Service
Professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government,
co-chair the committee. About 150 outside experts and consultants are
contributing to the effort, which is expected to inform the decision-making
process for the fiscal year 2004 budget.
In addition to his NAS commitment, Dr. Klausner continues to pursue research
part time at NCI. He resigned as director last fall after more than 6 years in
the post. He originally left to head a new institute established by the Case
Foundation of AOL founder Steven Case and his wife, but the Cases withdrew
their commitment to the project.