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National Science Foundation

Presentation of FY 2009 Budget Request to Congress,
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Slide words: 2009 Budget Request
Can America Compete?
Change in Competitiveness 1993-2007

Slide image: A chart showing the change in "technological standing" --an indicator of competitiveness -- of selected nations of China, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and the United States from 1993 to 2007 as calculated in the Georgia Tech High Tech Indicators study. The chart indicates a steady increase for China’s technological standing and a decrease for the United States technological standing.

Slide image credit: High-Tech Indicators Study, Georgia Institute of Technology
Slide background image: An illustration showing an internet map for 2007
Slide background credit: Map by Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation, adapted from maps by Chris Harrison, Human-Computer Interaction Institute Carnegie Mellon University, www.chrisharrison.net
Design by Adrian Apodaca, National Science Foundation

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