Why? President and Congress Say To
It's a 4-letter word, but GPRA requires measurement of progress towardgoals
Bill Clinton's goal for U.S. agencies: "Maintaining* world leadership inscience, mathematics, and engineering..."
Measurement can be done by bibliometrics and expert review
*This sort of begs the question, doesn't it? Also, thePresident of the National Academy of Sciences says, "The U.S. is today theundisputed world leader in S&T."
Published July 13, 2000; WTEC Workshop on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM) Technologies