FEATURED REPORTS FROM THE 2012 REPORT TO CONGRESS

The 2012 Report to Congress presents highlights of the work of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council. We examined many and diverse issues in 2012, and in all, completed more than 400 studies and projects.

Links to the 28 reports featured in the Report to Congress are provided below.


Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative


Weather Services for the Nation: Becoming Second to None


Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis


Managing for High-Quality Science and Engineering at the NNSA National Security Laboratories


Evaluation of the Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas


Meeting Critical Laboratory Needs for Animal Agriculture: Examination of Three Options


The Safety Promise and Challenge of Automotive Electronics: Insights From Unintended Acceleration


NASA's Strategic Direction and the Need for a National Consensus


The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Technical Issues for the United States


Making Sense of Ballistic Missile Defense: An Assessment of Concepts and Systems for U.S. Boost-Phase Missile Defense in Comparison to Other Alternatives


Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation's Prosperity and Security


Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century


Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing?


Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-Term Implications of an Older Population


Deterrence and the Death Penalty


Options for Estimating Illegal Entries at the U.S.-Mexico Border


Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation


Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America


Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment


The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands?


Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces


Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment, Phase II: Implications for Access, Quality, and Efficiency


Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta


Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, and Future


Review of the EPA's Economic Analysis of Final Water Quality Standards for Nutrients for Lakes and Flowing Waters in Florida


Water Reuse: Potential for Expanding the Nation's Water Supply Through Reuse of Municipal Wastewater


Alternatives for Managing the Nation's Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites


Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels in the United States