Defense Science & Technology
- In addition to the laboratories (such as Sandia, Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge, Argonne, Pacific NW, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab) and the think tanks (such as CSIS, IDA, IISS, RAND, MITRE), try these CSAT favorites
- Armed with Science, DoD blog
- MIT Technology Review
- Acceleration Studies Foundation (ASF)
- Arlington Institute
- Ars Technica
- Foresight Institute - "promoting transformative technologies"
- DARPA Technology thrusts
- airforce-technology.com - "news, views, and contacts from the global Air Force industry"
- Aviation Week web site
- National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
- Under Sec Def for Acquistion, Technology and Logistics website
- Biotechnology Industry Organization
- US government nanotechnology website
- BioSpace biotech website
- National Research Council website (all the national academies linked)
- National Technical Information Service (NTIS) "serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today."
- Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) "invests in high-risk/high-payoff research programs that have the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over future adversaries"
- Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA)
- Library of Congress Online Catalog
- Science.gov - searches more than 50 databases and 2100 selected websites, offering over 200 million pages of U.S. government science information, research, and development
- Science Conference Proceedings - "DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information's (OSTI) Science Conference Proceedings Portal. This distributed portal provides access to science and technology conference proceedings and conference papers from a number of authoritative sites (professional societies and national labs, largely) whose areas of interest in the physical sciences and technology intersect those of the Department of Energy. Proceedings and papers from scientific meetings can be found in these fields, among others: particle physics, nuclear physics, chemistry, petroleum, aeronautics and astronautics, meteorology, engineering, computer science, electric power, fossil fuels. "
- "Sensitive But Unclassified" and Other Federal Security Controls on Scientific and Technical Information: History and Current Controversy (local copy), Congressional Research Service report
- Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP)
- The mission of the Office of Science and Technology Policy is threefold; first, to provide the President and his senior staff with accurate, relevant, and timely scientific and technical advice on all matters of consequence; second, to ensure that the policies of the Executive Branch are informed by sound science; and third, to ensure that the scientific and technical work of the Executive Branch is properly coordinated so as to provide the greatest benefit to society.
- CIA Directorate of Science and Technology
- Department of Energy National Labs
- Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue About the Future With Nongovernment Experts, by CIA, 2000
- Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World, by DNI, 2008
- We prepared Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World to stimulate strategic thinking about the future by identifying key trends, the factors that drive them, where they seem to be headed, and how they might interact. It uses scenarios to illustrate some of the many ways in which the drivers examined in the study (e.g., globalization, demography, the rise of new powers, the decay of international institutions, climate change, and the geopolitics of energy) may interact to generate challenges and opportunities for future decisionmakers. The study as a whole is more a description of the factors likely to shape events than a prediction of what will actually happen.
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
- General Accounting Office (GAO) Home Page, with links to many reports and publications
- Scientific and Technological Options Assessment (STOA), European Parliament, Directorate-General for Research
- Cambridge Project for Existential Risk
- Many scientists are concerned that developments in human technology may soon pose new, extinction-level risks to our species as a whole. Such dangers have been suggested from progress in AI, from developments in biotechnology and artificial life, from nanotechnology, and from possible extreme effects of anthropogenic climate change.
- The Cambridge Project for Existential Risk — a joint initiative between a philosopher, a scientist, and a software entrepreneur — begins with the conviction that these issues require a great deal more scientific investigation than they presently receive. Our aim is to establish within the University of Cambridge a multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to the study and mitigation of risks of this kind.
- Changing Character of War Programme, University of Oxford
- Future of Humanity Institute (FHI), University of Oxford
- Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, University of Oxford
- Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
- Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
- International Security and Defense Policy Center (ISDP), at RAND