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Short Summaries of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Studies Within Public Laws by Congressional Session

The following is a list of congressionally requested National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine studies summarized from the legislative language. For the actual language, click on the title of the Public Law.

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Public Law 107-171 - Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
  • Study the implications of including rats, mice, and birds within the definition of animal under the regulations promulgated under the Animal Welfare Act
Public Law 107-188 - Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002
  • Conduct a study to determine what is the most effective and safe way to distribute and administer potassium iodide tablets on a mass scale (completed)
Public Law 107-206 - Supplemental Appropriations, FY2002
  • Conduct a study and report on the most recent scientific information on improving accessibility and quality of medical screening, education and referral services related to radiation exposure and associated cancers or other diseases, making recommendations on whether other classes of individuals or additional geographic areas should be covered under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) program (completed)
Public Law 107-250 - Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002
  • Determine whether the system under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for the postmarket surveillance of medical devices provides adequate safeguards regarding the use of devices in pediatric populations (completed)
Public Law 107-299 - National Sea Grant College Program Act Amendments of 2002
  • Three years from the date of this legislation’s enactment, review the effectiveness of the evaluation and rating system used to determine the relative performance of programs of sea grant colleges and institutions (completed)
Public Law 107-305 - Cyber Security Research and Development Act
  • During its 5th year, review the program established to assist institutions of higher education that enter into partnerships with non-profit entities to support research to improve the security of computer systems
  • Conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Nation’s network infrastructure and make recommendations for appropriate improvements (partially addressed by the NRC report, Toward a Safer and More Secure Cyberspace)
Public Law 107-314 - Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003
  • Study the short-term and long-term effects of the use of a nuclear earth-penetrator weapon and other weapons on the target area (completed)
  • Assess the effectiveness of the Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) in achieving program objectives
Public Law 107-330 - Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2002
  • Review and assess the acoustic trauma associated with military service from World War II to the present (completed)
Public Law 107-347 - E-Government Act of 2002
  • Conduct a study on disparities in internet access for online government services
Public Law 107-368 - National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002
  • Assess the need for an interagency program to establish and support fully equipped, state-of-the-art, university-based centers for interdisciplinary research and advanced instrumentation development (completed)
  • Conduct a study on setting priorities for a diverse array of disciplinary and interdisciplinary, Foundation-sponsored, large research facility projects (completed)
  • Assess gender differences in the careers of science and engineering faculty (completed)
  • Determine the source of discrepancies in Federal reports on obligations and actual expenditures of Federal research and development funding (completed)