Public Papers - 1989
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report of the National Science Foundation
To the Congress of the United States:
I am pleased to transmit the annual report of the National Science Foundation for Fiscal Year 1988. This report describes research supported by the Foundation in the mathematical, physical, biological, social, behavioral, and computer sciences; engineering; and education in those fields.
Achievements such as the ones described here are the basis for much of our Nation's strength -- its economic growth, national security, and the overall well-being of our people.
Federal investments in research and development should be increased even beyond the current strong levels. Such investments should focus on basic research.
As we move into the 1990's, the Foundation will continue its efforts to expand our Nation's research achievements, our productivity, and our ability to remain competitive in world markets through innovation and discoveries.
I commend the Foundation's work to you.
The White House,
May 16, 1989.